We are sitting in the middle of our 2nd snow day:
The only one brave enough to walk outside was pink-sheep-girl. (How cute is she? I begged my sister for one almost daily since I first saw them. I figured there have got to be benefits to her being married to a furniture man, right?)
With highways, schools, clinics, and malls closing (and my Dad still at work, showing that a pastors job never ends), my boys and I settled into a fun snow day yesterday:
Some yummy pumpkin bubble bath (a gift from my sister), a yoyo that Q has attached to his hand, a favorite movie, and my new creation - the happy sock. These are being knit for my bottle buddy. The yarn is Lorna's Laces Child's play and the stitch pattern (which I found in a really old knitting dictionary) is called St. John's Wort, making these the happy socks. hehe.
Favorite part of the day: watching our mailman drive up to the mailbox, pull out a hammer and whack the mailbox in order to break the ice that had frozen it shut.
I also finished M's 'keep-me-warm-in-this-crazy-cold-climate-my-mom-makes-me-live-in' hat. Upon finding out that today was snow day #2 (that's right - no school again), getting him to pose was a bit more challenging:
(see all the snow in our courtyard?). Apparently snow day #2 is also known as must-practice-all-my-karate-moves day. Being a girl, I was not told this secret.
But being a girl, I could use my baking skills to get a somewhat still pose though:
This is the 2-second standing still pose that will get them brownies. In the background is hat #2. This one was knit with Encore Chunky. This time I did a provisional cast-on and knit the hat. Upon picking up the stitches to knit the bottom part, I discovered that the 2x2 ribbing was not going to smoothly transition, so there a few garter stitch rows in the middle of his hat.
(And Jessica, the best way to knit this hat I think, is to start top-down, start the ribbing either after you have all the stitches you need or I think it would look cool to start the ribbing closer to the eye opening. I measured how big I wanted each of the boys eye opening to be, then cast-off the appropriate amount of stitches and in the following row cast-on the same amount of stitches. Once the ribbing was a little below their chins, I decreased the stitches for the neck. Then once it was long enough, I cast-off and they had hats. If you want a clearer pattern, let me know.)
The last picture I'll show is my new haircut. After my brother's wife told me she cut her own hair, I hoped she would have time this past Thansgiving to cut mine. I do believe that this is Z's hidden talent. She did a way better job than anybody else has ever done:
It's been so long since I've had a good cut, don't my curls look glad to be free? Thank you Z!!