Monday, March 11, 2013

"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow..."

       The snowflakes are flying once again here in Winona. Although I realize that it’s technically not spring until the middle of this month, when we flipped the calendars to March I hoped it meant warm weather was coming. February, a measly twenty eight days, always seems like a long and dreary month. The newness of winter is already worn away, there are no exciting holidays, and cabin fever turns most of us into unpleasant, grumpy people who just want to see the sun. Or maybe that’s just me. Either way, I’m getting impatient to enjoy some warm weather activities and be able to walk outside without wearing multiple layers. But Mother Nature has her own schedule: this morning I woke up to find almost a foot of snow on the ground. Happy March 11th!

       It’s a good thing that Yarnology is closed on Mondays because I honestly think I would not have been able to get out of the driveway today. I consider myself very lucky not to have to worry about a commute, however short it may be, or calling in to work. I’m snowed in and I really don’t mind. I have my knitting, a stack of movies, and plenty of hot coffee to help me laze the day away. Though I would still prefer to see budding trees and green grass, I suppose this isn’t a horrible alternative. And I really think that all of this cold weather and snow will just make spring and summer that much sweeter.

       Because this is my last day off until next Monday, I’m going to take advantage of my down time to make a big dent in my knitting. I wrote a while ago about some difficulties I was having with a sweater I’m making. The yarn was quickly running low and I had half a sweater to knit still! I accepted the fact that it would have to have some alterations made to it and that the sweater might not turn out like the pretty little picture I had in my head. The next pieces I had to knit were the sleeves and I dove in thinking I was ready and excited to jump this hurdle. That was probably a month ago. Those darn sleeves just wouldn’t grow fast enough! I became impatient; I became bored. And I ended up putting them down to work on smaller projects in the meantime. Procrastination will be my downfall yet. But a few days ago I picked up my almost finished sleeves, took a deep breath, and started knitting like a fiend so I could move on to something a little more interesting. Low and behold, it worked. Even now as I type my close-to-completed sweater is lying in my knitting bag, sleeves completed and attached, waiting for me to add shoulders and a collar. I am so excited for this to be finished so that I can actually wear it! That’s the neat thing about knitting (ONE of the neat things that is), you get a useful product in the end.

        So maybe this snowstorm was fate. Maybe today when I’m forced to stay put I will finish, or at least come close to finishing, my long put-off project. And don’t worry, when I do I will be sure to post some pictures. I hope all of you are staying safe and warm today as well!


  1. Another snow day to enjoy! Wish I was there to watch movies with you but grateful for our "snowday" we experienced last Tuesday together!!
    Stay safe and happy knitting! P.S. Someone is having a birthday in May!!! What to knit, what to knit!!
    Love you!!

    1. I wonder who that could be, Mom. :) I will have to brainstorm and come up with something really good! Love you!