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This doesn’t bode well

January 10, 2011

Winter isn’t even a month old and this is our second snow. I really hope this isn’t starting to be a pattern. I suppose since it has been 10 years since we have seen this much snow I probably shoudn’t complain though.

This snow is mixed pretty thoroughly with sleet so it is hard and crunchy but not very good for making snowballs or snowmen but the kids are still enjoying the novelty. Our yard is covered in a blanket of 3.5 – 4.5 inches of snow. It makes everything look like a Christmas card or in SmallFry’s description, a movie.

Even the covered porch had 2 inches of snow on it. Like my house shoes and fluffy PJs? The kids say that pair is spun from fluffy unicorn fur straight from the Sisters of Radiant Farms.

The thing that always amazes me about snow is how quiet it makes everything. I don’t really live in a highly populated area but still there is a good deal of noise from the leaves rustling, the animals moving and so forth. You don’t really notice just how noisy the country is until it’s completely quiet. The snow gave me a rare moment of complete solitude this morning. For that I am quite thankful.

Another good thing about being snowed in is that it gives plenty of opportunity for knitting. So I am bundled up in my unicorn fur PJs and my Doctor Who scarf with a lap full of wool and a cup of tea on the bedside table. True bliss.

Speaking of knitting, I have been meaning to share my latest pattern with you

This is Athyrium Beret.
This stylish spiral lace beret is named for the graceful fronds of the lady fern that gently bend in the breeze. The hat looks great on the wrong side too. You get twice the wardrobe enhancement for half the knitting. In cotton, it’s a cool, clever summer hat; in wool or alpaca it’s a surprisingly warm but fun winter hat. You might want a hat that is a bit warmer on a day like today but this one is fun for indoor winter wear.

Available as a download through Ravelry.

I have been in a hat mood lately so you will be seeing lots more hats in the coming weeks. Now if you will excuse me I need to supervise my kids who are currently attempting to design show shoes using cardboard and duck tape.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2011 1:35 pm

    Thanks for posting this. I needed to see some snow somewhere…. and I LOVE “fluffy unicorn” anything!

  2. January 10, 2011 5:25 pm

    Loved the pics, snow is beautiful, it makes the whole earth feel new again. Love the hat! ;o)

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