Through the Back Loop

Adventures in knitting, fiber arts, and family.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas Snow

Christmas as a kid meant two things. No school and snow. This year is finally providing us with both. It seems like this is the first year since I was a child where the snow banks are up to my waist. And my waist is a little higher now compared to when I was 9 years old!

The snow came as a surprise. Well, sort of a surprise. We were celebrating with our family “down south” and new that our new home “up north” was getting a snow storm. We drove back north on the 26th at night. Every 15 miles farther we drove, it was clear that there was more and more snow. The banks on the sides of the highway, even in dark, were piled high. As we drove through lit communities we could see the piles in parking lots grow taller and taller. Then, for the final twenty minutes, it became incredible. There must have been 15 inches on the ground, and true to Northwoods fashion, the roads were clear. These guys work miracles!

We unpacked, went to bed, and woke up to the reality of the storm.
snow 12/23/07
That branch is normally above our heads, but with the weight of the snow it has now drooped, like all of the trees have.

Beautiful. And yes, at least 15 inches of snow on the ground, with more to come.

Anna has been playing with her Christmas sled on the driveway, and both Alicia and Anna have been ice-fishing on the lake with their father and a friend. Unfortunately, no fish.

My Christmas knitting is still in progress. I finished a pair of felted clogs in three days to give to my mother. Note to self…. To get them to dry more quickly, put them on the heat registers and they will be dry in two days instead of three! My mother wore them on Christmas night and was as pleased as punch. She was the first person to wear out the original pair given a few years ago. I used a Plymouth paint yarn in purples, blues and greens, and then a matching green for the cuff and sole. Yummy! They were a hit! Now I need to finish the stole that was supposed to be a birthday present to my mother a year ago. Then, on to finish a pair of socks for DH and then mittens and a hat for Anna. After that I am free! Free to make a scarf for myself from my birthday yarn! More to come on that later.

2 Comments:

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  • At 8:43 PM , Blogger Mea said...

    Hey!! I'm so glad to hear you are enjoying yourself up north. I hope the new year has brought you peace and happiness. Things by the pond are the same as ever. Spinning is going really well.

     

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