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February 18, 2014 ~ Let it Snow

on February 18, 2014

More. Snow

Another six inches or so today.  It was really pretty when it was falling at a rate of four inches per hour.  Not a true white out, but white.  Big fluffy flakes.  All between oh, 8 am and 3 pm.  Pretty quick fall.  The plows didn’t get to our street until after then.  They didn’t bother plowing us mid-fall.

The girls got to day care just after the flurries started.  We had a bit of shoveling plow wake – and finding our mailbox – before we could go get them.  But they had fun – Teagan pretended to be a monster (with claw feet and spiky hat!) and Ashlin did karaoke.  They both played with snow inside.  And Ashlin didn’t have an accident!

Stu and I worked from home, conference calls, training, with a touch of crochet between powerpoint slides and SQL code.

Granny Stripe in Neapolitan

I found the yarn Saturday while the girls were doing their heart craft.  Four skeins of Neapolitan by Loops & Threads.  Both girls said that Stu could have a pink blanket.

Variegated yarn can be so lovely and yet so daunting.  You don’t want to do something too complicated, because the detail gets lost in the color changes.  I Googled, pattern searched Ravelry, Pinterest and found some interesting things.  But kept coming back to the granny stripe.  I had done a scarf in this pattern, and some granny square slippers.  An easy stitch combination, nothing too complicated, but still lots of fun to work up.

I think it looks pretty good.

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7 responses to “February 18, 2014 ~ Let it Snow

  1. Kat says:

    Well, I guess the ‘more snow’ is still happening. Jeez….I’m not even there and I’m ready for it to melt!! :) As said before, it does give you some crochet/knitting time. I love the yarn!!! The variegated yarns are my favs for just about anything. And yes, Stu will enjoy his blanket pink or not. Hahaha. And if I could, I’d give Miss Ashlin a ‘gold’ star for no accidents. She’s just making leaps and bounds in the ‘growing up’ department. Hugs to her. And again stay warm and safe.

    • lisasff says:

      And once the girls are old enough to help, then I’ll have EVEN MORE time! We should be getting melt today and tomorrow, and maybe some rain. I’d rather the snow, personally. Rain now just makes ice and more trouble.

      I love the variegated yarn too, but get intimidated picking out what to do with them. Socks seem so easy, but well…

      And we’ll give her a big hug and maybe a treat – on top of her m&m’s and tootsie rolls and marshmallows. She still hasn’t earned the BIG lollipop – a tootsie poop – but she keeps trying!

  2. Kris A says:

    Freudian slip ……I always thought the center of those “poops” was a bit weird..

    • lisasff says:

      He he he… it must have been! She pooped on the potty today! Four times! She didn’t ask for the big lollipop, but for a cheeseburger, eat in chicken donut store?

      I preferred Tootsie pop drops, the lollipop but without a stick

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