Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow is in the forecast

"A speculator is a man who observes the future, and acts before it occurs." Bernard Baruch 

And since they are calling for 3-6 inches of snow the stores  were busy with everyone going for milk and bread.  I don’t like to shop on a normal day so you know I wasn’t there.   It has been such an unbelievably warm and snow free winter that I am looking forward to it.  It wont last long anyhow since it is suppose to be in the 40's on Monday.

I have been knitting.  I finally finished the vest I started for Baby O.   I hope it fits him.

Then I decided I needed a long pair of fingerless mitts.  I wear Walmart gloves to the barn because I have more dexterity with them.  However, they are short and my wrists get cold.  I like a coat without the knit cuffs so after I raise my arms I don’t have to tug the sleeves down.  This pair of fingerless mitts is just k2p2 so were done in no time with some old handspun dye experiment yarn. 

Then I received an email stating my name was mentioned on Pinterest.  I go to check it out and there is a leprechaun ski hat for Baby O with instructions from his mother to make it for him.  There was no pattern so I just winged it and came up with this… 

The “belt” should have been wider but it was done in a day.

Now to just finish this cowl…

It should have been done in a solid color to show the detail but I was watching a show with the man and that yarn was sitting close by.  While the snow is falling and the kids are involved with their friends that are spending the weekend I will be knitting and spinning....and maybe a snowball fight if it is good packing snow.

And just to note...I sold my Ashford Traddy.  She came east  many years ago with her previous owner but will be heading to Arizona soon.  I wish her and her new owner many hours of enjoyment.


cyndy said...

Love the FO's ...but that little leprechaun hat is priceless ;0)

Your grandchild is always dressed well for each holiday!

Smiling ..thinking about the wheel heading west again (guess it was time!)

...thought it was very sweet of you to leave your threads on the bobbin and to send her off with some of your homegrown Finn ;0)

Linda said...

Love your knitted and ufo! I wish I could get as much knitting done - lost the mojo for the time being. Have a nice cozy fiber filled weekend, Judy! Oh, the leprachaun hat is adorable!

Sandie Knapp said...

Another lady with very busy needles, and more than one project in the works. Your little vest is very pretty. I'm sure baby O will fit into it at one time or other. The problem is, they grow OUT of them much too quickly. But they sure are fun to knit, are they not? LOL