Can you stand one more snow photo?  This is our backyard at 7:30 this morning. Those are pine trees laden with the snow that fell well into the night.  I went to bed at 10 and it was still snowing.  I am home from work (Pk's office is closed again but because we are part of a hospital, we NEVER close).  I can't get in until we shovel the car out.  Peter Kevin is outside now starting the arduous process of clearing the walkway and shoveling out the car.  It's a little harder this time since there was that freezing rain mixed in there for a while yesterday.  We lost a small pine tree.  A volunteer tree that sprang up all on its own.  We decided to let it grow and the snow and ice were too heavy for it so it fell over.  It's probably uprooted but we can't tell.  As the sun makes its way to the back yard (the front gets the morning sun, the house faces almost due east), the snow will start to fall off these trees and the branches will (hopefully) spring back.  Some of them will remain permenantly pushed down.  It was rather spooky looking out there last night.  The weird diffuse light and these giant monster trees all covered with snow cloaks.

  So, what did I do yesterday?  I did a little spinning.  This is some roving that Em and Jim gave me for Christmas.  I'm not sure what it is. It feels like it might be romey or bfl.  That doesn't matter as much as the color. I think of it as sunrise/sunset.  It's pinks and yellows and gentle oranges.  It's spinning into a thin laceweight single and I'm rather happy with it.

I also gave myself permission to have three pairs of socks otn at the same time.   I work periodically on the bayerische socks but they are hard and there is a lot of charts so they require more concentration than I have a lot of the time.  I have my train knitting, the Go with the Flow socks.  They're coming out really nice in the Patonyle that Tinkingbelle sent me.  But I wanted something different.  I wanted to use the yarn from the Artwalk sock yarn club that came on Monday. It's an Andy Warhol painting and particularly appropriate for February. I love this yarn.  These colors are pretty true.  It's a grey and greyish red color.  I know it doesn't sound beautiful but it is.  And it's a wonderful base that is soft but not too soft and squishy but not too squishy.  It is becoming glynis socks from Sock Innovations from Cookie A.  Kate gave me this book last May for Mother's Day and I have't made anything from it, yet.  As I was browsing patterns on ravelry, I remembered the book and decided to use it.   

I like this pattern.  It's not complicated and the stitches are easy enough if you knit loosely.  There are k3tog and sssk (I missed that 3rd 's' the first time and messed up the stitch count.)  I'm going to spend some quality time with this sock today.  And I'll probably bake or something.          No matter what, we'll probably be inside.  The wind is blowing and it's cold.

And here's a snow covered tree against a cloudless blue sky.  That's taken out the bathroom window.  I haven't been out in the back yard for a while.  We don't shovel out there so no one goes back there in the winter.  It's a little nerve wracking to see how tall these trees are compared to us.  It's a good thing trees are friendly.
Have a good day!

Comments

Bezzie said…
OUr neighbors had their car parked under their snow laden gigantic pine tree. Made me worry.

I love the pinkish weird snow light. Reminds me of being a kid!!!!

Nice spinning. I thought about spinning yesterday...but the boys like mess with my wheel when I've got it in action.
Alwen said…
Every time I post snowy pictures I get comments from my Aussie readers wanting to come and roll around in it!

I like your grayish red yarn, too!
DPUTiger said…
That Art Walk yarn is gorgeous! Wish I had the $ to do the Cashmere club and Art Walk. Roxanne is like a crack dealer. I just can't stop! ;-)
Kate said…
Trees are friendly until you show them that Saruman has started depopulating their ancient and magical forest. Then they march to war!
Olivia said…
Oh I love your pictures. I looooove really tall trees. But they clearly deserve respect, expecially when laden with snow.
Olivia said…
I forgot to say the sunrise/sunset yarn is so very pretty, and will make something lovely I'm sure.
Rose Red said…
Oh, the Andy Warhol sock yarn is just lovely, beautiful colours.
Louiz said…
Coo, lots of snow again! We keep getting snow here in the UK, and wish it would go away! It never stays when it falls in London so we just end up with traffic chaos and closed schools.

The yarns all look fantastic, as does the sock.
KnitTech said…
I shouldn't tell you, but I saw another tree budding. Spring is coming to the NW.
Bells said…
Oh that first photo! A winter wonderland! Such a cliche but it's beautiful.

Three pairs of socks OTN! You rebel Donna Lee! :-)
Jeanne said…
Very pretty snow pictures - and I don't mind them because I'm looking at them while I'm in California :-)

Love the spinning - what a great way to spend a snow day!
Amy Lane said…
Some days that color just really does make you feel better, doesn't it?

Okay--I almost bought a book today called, "The Joy of Sox"-- and just now, reading this post, I thought of you--you have that playful sense of humor about your knitting:-)
DrK said…
I could look at your snow pictures all day
. Andi would gladly fly over and roll in it. That handspun is fantastic, so fine and smooth!

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