Sunday, December 24, 2006

Christmas Greetings...

...from Elly and me.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Why I Haven't Blogged Lately...

I was at a conference for nearly a week in Palm Springs, California...

...where they have cell phone chargers on the sidewalks.

And I have been working non-stop on these:

I made about 30 of them from the pattern that came with my sockblocker keychain. They're so adorable--and they have everything a full-size sock does: cuff, heel flap, heel turn, gussets, toe decreases. Everything! I have one to tie on a package for everyone on my list.

And the rest I made into a garland:


Friday, December 01, 2006

Snow Day!

Holy moley, we had a snowstorm yesterday, ya'll. I'm talking 10.5 inches of snow. In Tulsa.

And it's even weirder because on Tuesday the temperature was near 80 and on Wednesday, it started out in the 70s, then steadily dropped all day long. Yesterday it didn't even make it out of the 20s.

There is some knitting content at the end, but I wanted to share some pictures of the snow.

This is the tree across the street at 10 am yesterday:

And again at 4pm yesterday:

And again from this morning:

Some of you may remember seeing my treeman earlier this year in a rainstorm. Here's how he looked in April:

Well, here's how he did in the snow.

At 10 am:

At 4 pm:

And this morning:

He's so good at illustrating weather conditions!

Elly loves to romp around in the snow, but with the temperature well below freezing, it was time to bring out her sweater:

And a picture of snow-covered branches, just because it's pretty:

And now for the knitting. I have been working on the Lovely Lavender Lace Shawl from Nancie Wiseman's Knitted Shawls, Stoles, and Scarves.

I have been working on it for months, it seems like. With the snow falling outside, I finally finished it, and now it's ready to be wrapped and stored under the Christmas tree. Where the cats will scratch at the ribbon and sleep on it.


Fluttering outside: