Feels like Minnesota again


We got snow on New Year’s Eve and it’s such a relief to have such beautiful weather. I absolutely love Winter. I love the starkness of it all, especially when out in the country. In the city however, winter loses some of its power and tends to just get drabby and dirty looking. The snow cleans it all up and everything is beautiful again.

The Skeptic and Little Man have been enjoying the weather. Poor Knittybaby is working on three teeth and a nasty runny nose; he’s just been feeling crummy so the two of us have been doing a lot of relaxing and cuddling in the house.

Good guesses on the mitten. It my first of Eunny’s Anemoi mittens. I’ve been experimenting on the best way for me to handle to two yarns for the colorwork. Thanks for the suggestions, we’ll see how it goes!

I cast on for another pair of mittens, these for Little Man:


They are Norah Gaughan’s Target Wave Mittens from Interweave Knits Fall 2006; also in her book, Knitting Nature. Little Man requested orange and white, a rare change from his usual love of blue.

This was my car knitting on the way home from my parent’s house, a sock in Lorna’s Laces sport. I was going to do the entire thing in garter stitch rib but wasn’t liking how the colors were looking in the stitch, so I changed to plain stockinette the rest of the way down.


I was tagged by Suz for the 6 Weird Things meme. Here I am in all my weirdness:

1. I only eat one item off my plate at a time, and always eat my salad last.

2. We don’t have a dishwasher and I’m happy that way. I actually find handwashing dishes kind of relaxing and really don’t mind doing them.

3. I’m a bassoonist. Okay, that’s not really weird but really, how many bassoonists do you know?

4. If my fingernails are just the tiniest bit long it drives me nuts.

5. I’m a freak about my floors and probably sweep the kitchen alone eight times a day. If I step on anything, even a crumb, it drives me nuts. You’d think with this fixation I’d have super clean floors, but with two cats, a dog, two little boys, a husband who can’t wipe his feet and hardwood throughout the house, it just means I walk around with a broom a lot saying “can you believe how disgusting these @#$% floors are???!!!”

6. I pierced my own nose in college. It took forever because I was too chicken to just poke it through and it hurt like hell. I went home for winter break two weeks later and my Dad was so embarrased he gave me $50 to get rid of it. Funny thing is I’m actually bummmed I took the $50 and wish it was still pierced, but hey, that was a lot of money to a college freshman. Maybe I’ll pierce it again one of these days, but then again, that money could buy yarn!

It seems everyone has done this meme already, and I’m too tired to see who hasn’t, so if that’s you you’re it!


“Floors? She’s lying….I always wipe my feet!”

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8 responses to “Feels like Minnesota again

  1. Jeanne

    I think, living in the city, I could have lived the entire winter quite comfortably without snow, but you are right about how lovely and quiet snow is out in the country.

  2. V

    I know ONE other bassoonist. And he was the only one until you just mentioned it.

    I wish it would snow here. We need some city cleaning!

  3. Sarah

    I’m so relieved to finally have snow, too. I keep looking at the forcast, shaking my fist at the computer saying, “Down, you silly Tempratures! Get the idea already!”

    *Please forgive the spelling. No desire to spellcheck.

  4. Kelly

    I love the snow, it just feels wrong to be in MN with no snow!

  5. Anonymous

    We’ve got fifty degrees here in the northeast! It’s tropical, for crying out loud!!!!!

    Very nice meme. You’d lose your mind here at Casa De Sheepie. The floors are beyond crispy…

  6. Anonymous

    I could be a freak about my floors; but, with 4 dogs, 3 cats, and a husband who can’t wipe his feet and hardwood floors…[sigh] I give up.

  7. irishmama

    We’ve had alot of snow too and I love it as well. It just looks so beautiful and peaceful

  8. Stephanie

    You are so lucky to have gotten snow. I am here in NJ and not a flake yet. I too am a huge fan of the crisp air and quiet of new fallen snow. Can you send some my way please?
    – Stephanie
    http://www.mesocrafty.wordpress.com
    http://www.thewrittenword.wordpress.com

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