We’re snowed in! This weather system stalled over us, and we have 6-10 inches of snow. That’s a lot for Portland; we’re not equipped for it and our roads are a mess.
This means I won’t be having my trunk show at For Yarn’s Sake today. We’re hoping that roads are decent tomorrow (Friday), and if they are I’ll be there!
I still have knitting on my mind. doesn’t this look like a sweater yoke? It’s the netting between two neighboring driveways, to keep the basketballs on their side.
The brickwork on my front porch looks like slip stitch knitting. And I love how the snow is a gradient from thin to thick based on how the wind blew. I see some bobbles in there, too!
The snow on my bamboo is lovely. (I’m looking out my kitchen window; please ignore the garbage cans behind it.) To get a better view I’d have to actually go outside, and I’m still in my jammies. Maybe later. I may even ski the neighborhood.
Fibonacci and Fan is still on launch sale 10% off, no coupon, or 20% off with newsletter subscribers’ coupon, through January 23. I used Knitted Wit Victory Sock in Cedar and *Snowy* Cedar, more snow! And there’s a chance for you to win some Snowy yarn, see previous post. It’s quite the snowy week around here.
I frogged my prototype Twin Leaf Crescent on New Year’s Eve, and cast on New Year’s Day.
I’m looking forward to re-knitting this yarn into the shawl it wants to be. The twinleafkal2016 is going on in the Ravelry Black Trillium Fibres group, if you’d like to join. The KAL runs through March 31, but in order to be eligible for prizes, you’d need to cast on by the end of January. I’ll be knitting along with everyone over there.
New Year’s Day was sunny, bright, windy and cold! We had a lovely walk on my favorite riverfront path.
Two days later we had snow, and then freezing rain on top of it. I saw this Buddha in a neighbor’s yard.
He looked serene, but maybe a little lonely, so I brought him some friends.
Waiting for things to thaw out. Everything is coated in ice. (Bird pic courtesy of Son2)
Speaking of snow, I’m looking forward to releasing a new take on Snowy Woods soon. I just can’t get enough of those lovely trees! It’s been to the tech editor, and just needs someone else to knit it as a confirmation. Soon!
I have one other project on the needles right now, an easily memorizable cowl design that can be knit in public or at knit night, no crazy charts to follow or beads. This balances well with the Twin Leaf Crescent, which needs a little more attention.
What’s on your needles this year? Is January Selfish Knitting Month for you?
We’ve had quite the snowy weekend in Portland. It started on Thursday, and it’s melting today, Monday. Portland is not known for its ability to deal with snow. It doesn’t snow that often here. It’s not cost effective to have a lot of plows that we’d rarely use, so it’s best to just stop and enjoy the snow.
If you really have to get somewhere, you can always use your skis. These are my 30 year old skis and old school three pin trap bindings. And my Pippi hat.
I did a lot of knitting. I finished a shawl (post coming soon), blocked two shawls, and knit an entire hat. This time I used 3 colors instead of four, and I like it.
I made sure there was food and water for the birds.
It’s snowing in Portland, which doesn’t happen often.
I actually wore a hat today, which doesn’t happen often, either. It’s all about the hair, you know.
This is my Pippi hat, and I love it. I designed this hat during a snowy week in Portland in 2008. DH said I looked like Pippi Longstocking in it, and so it was named.
My current Pippi isn’t either of these colorways, but it’s too dark to take a picture. Suffice to say it coordinates with my jacket. Do you like it? I think you should knit one, too, so I”m putting the Pippi hat pattern on sale for 20% off through February 14. Consider it a Valentine’s Day offering! My Hugs and Kisses Fingerless Mitts pattern is also on sale. Both of these patterns are $4 instead of $5 through Valentine’s Day. If you want both, please make two separate transactions; I can’t get the Ravelry cart to discount both in the same transaction.
I finished my Ukrainian Socks last night. Here they are, unblocked.
I used an afterthought heel, so the heel is basically another toe. It fits well. It should, because it took three tries to get it right.
Feet are the best sock blockers!
And I have happy feet. I wore these to work today, in snow boots.
Worsted weight socks, adapted from Ukrainian Socks in Folk Socks by Nancy Bush. Knit from stash yarn, KnitPicks Wool of the Andes, and US size 5 dpns.
I really like how these turned out. But there were a million ends to weave in! So my next socks will have fewer colors. I’m considering the Finnish Socks from the same book, adapted again for worsted weight yarn. Did I just say “next socks?” Me, the non-sock knitter? Hey, it’s cold out there!