Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Let it snow

This was the view from my apartment window just before I left for work this morning. It is pretty - from the inside.

I like snow ... as long as I don't have to make my way to work in it.

I was so pleased with the weather forecast last Friday. It was to snow during the weekend and get back to rain by Monday evening. Perfect for me since I had Monday off. I thought it would all be gone by the time I had to go to work on Tuesday.

If there is one thing you should never trust here in Vancouver it's the weather forecast! Oh, it did snow on Sunday - pretty much everywhere except downtown Vancouver. It was nice and sunny downtown.

There was really only about two inches of snow on the ground this morning - but it was enough to make the sidewalks treacherous.

I don't know what I'm complaining about really. You'd think that after spending most of my life in Montreal where they get "real" snow storms, I wouldn't give the snow in Vancouver more than a passing nod. I suppose that 20 years is long enough to forget what was and to take issue with what is.

Now THIS is snow:

I remember this storm well - March 4, 1971 - 18 inches of snow in 24 hours! I'm not good with dates, but this was also the weekend Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau married Margaret Sinclair and for some reason I've connected both events.

That's my mom (with dog Milou) in the picture. She always loved to shovel snow. She is 76 years old now and she still enjoys that activity ... although not on that scale!

Now for knitting content

There (of course) has been some stash enhancement since my last post.

Two skeins of Dream In Color Smooshy and some lace weight merino from Sweet Sheep. I thought I would do the Honeybee Stole with the lace weight, but I'm not completely happy with the colour - too bright; it looked a bit more subdued on my monitor.

Two skeins of sock yarn from Rabbitworks. The lilac yarn has already been converted to socks (picture below).

Some lovely Handmaiden Casbah which I received as a gift.


Some Dream In Color socks for me. Love the colour name: In Vino Veritas. Stitch pattern is "Stems" from More Sensational Knitted Socks.

These are from the lilac yarn from Rabbitworks. Also in the "stems" pattern. They will be on their way to my mom today.

Hourglass Lace pattern from More Sensational Knitted Socks. Yarn is from Wooly Wonka. These will also be travelling to Montreal - for my mom's best girlfriend.

On the needles

It's NOT socks!

A Crest of the Wave scarf in cashmere from Posh Yarns in the UK. I bought this yarn eons ago - it is oohh soooo soft!


sue said...

Oh I couldnt imagine having to shovel snow as we never get any here. Your mum must be very fit to still keep on doing it too. I love the stash enhancements, what pretty yarns. Your socks look so nice too.

sweetsheep said...

Hi There, Please feel free to email me and return the lace if it is not totally to your liking...I would be happy to exchange it

Grace Yaskovic said...

I made the Crest of the Wave in solid black and I HAVE to do it again in a varigated, it is so awesome in varigated, like Margenes at Zeneedle, your stash inhancers are also beautiful and I truly love the socks!!! I adore mine so soft and comfy!!

junior_goddess said...

Love the photo, LOVE your mom's coat!