This is making it hard to stay motivated: Rain a…

This is making it hard to stay motivated:

Rain and mud in Minnesota three days before Christmas is just wrong. I’ve got gingerbread men and fudge to make, laundry to do and a house to clean. Plus gifts to wrap after the boys are asleep tonight. A little snow would give a girl some motivation, you know?

Now I have a stir-crazy three year old and teething baby. (He’s nine months today, by the way. Can you believe that?) The only thing worse than all of us being cooped up today would be dragging the boys around in this muck. I’ve succumbed to the TV monster and given up on the usual “one hour a day rule.”

It’s supossed to freeze. Does it look frozen yet?

As much as I wanted a nice dinner for Solstice tonight, reality has hit and we will be having Pizza Luce instead. I’ll tip extra for making them deliver in this crap.

I’ll be blocking this in a minute:

It’s actually comissioned knitting for the Skeptic’s friend at work. It’s for his girlfriend for Christmas. How sweet is he to think of hand knits for a gift! He even met me for yarn shopping to pick out the colors; they match her shoes. I’m so impressed with his planning ahead and attentiveness.

The yarn is Brown Sheep Bulky, doubled on the scarf along with Crystal Palace Kid Merino. I decided to do a dropped stitch pattern on the scarf and made a simple hat with a few purl rows for detail. Size 17/10.5 needles. I just hope she likes it. I’m a little nervous since I don’t know her, but Nate did a pretty good job telling me what she’d like.

In the time it took me to write this post, the rain turned to snow. I feel better now.



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7 responses to “This is making it hard to stay motivated: Rain a…

  1. Jeanne

    I have been rained on today. I have been pelted with ice pellets, and now it’s snowing. I guess the snow is OK, but I hate to think of all that water freezing underneath it. The scarf is great…she can’t help but like it.

  2. Sarah

    Since I have no where to go today, I’m happy to see the snow, too. I worry every year that we won’t have snow for Christmas, but every year the Snow Fairy comes through.

    I loved the scarf and hat, too. Very bright and cheery for these grey Minnesota days.

  3. Anonymous

    Great hat and scarf! I love the little purl rows…what a simple way to give a cute hat a little somthing! I’m sure she’ll love it. And MAJOR points for that boyfriend!

    I’m also cheerier now that the rain has turned to snow, but am now afraid of driving in it this afternoon. Regular snow wouldn’t bother me, but this stuff just has to have some ice under it from this morning…

    I have 3 Caps for the Capital for you! I’ll swing them by tomorrow or Saturday. šŸ™‚

  4. Anonymous

    No snow here…we’re all balmy and warm and it’s killing the holiday knitting mojo. I’ve decided that this is my excuse and I’m sticking to it.

    The scarf and hat are just great! What a super boyfriend…it gives me hope for the male gender as a whole! That is a keeper in the boyfriend department.

  5. Diane

    Wow! A guy wanting a hand made gift for his girlfriend? I’m impressed. As always you did a beautiful job. Lovely patterns.

    How did that baby get to be 9 months old already?

  6. Guinifer

    Look how pretty it is now!!! Cross your fingers that it stays.

  7. Jodi

    This rainy weather is the pits. I’m making the drive from Chicago to Mpls. tomorrow, and I’m really hoping for some serious snow in time for Christmas, and a frozen lake in time for New Year’s.

    The good thing about this weather is that it’s very appealing to stay inside, curl up with a cup of coffee, and knit. Your scarf and hat set looks lovely!

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