Monday, February 11, 2008

Another freezing weekend

Another of weekend of call (my last - yay!) completed.

And it was pretty darn cold. Here's a graph from Carleton College showing temps Saturday morning til Sunday afternoon. That's a high of 24 to a low of -17. From a gorgeous snowy sunny morning to the deep freeze...

Sunday morning around 8 - at a temp of around -17 (windchill -35) - just before I went out the door to work. The sundogs were gorgeous. We had never before seen a full circle of sundogs. They looked more like a rainbow.
I finished Paul's Mountain Colors socks. I like the texture of the waffle weave.

Done toe-up, they have a plain stockinette foot and the waffle weave makes up the cuff. Mountain Colors Bearfoot is a great sock yarn. The mohair content helps it fluff up. It's superwash wool, so it can be machine washed. We just lay them out flat to dry - doesn't take long.

I finished the second sleeve on the Dale of Norway Osterdalen.

Can YOU tell which sleeve is unblocked? Of course, you can!

Now to cast on 278 stitches provisionally for the hem of the body...
Paul got a great mushroom growing kit for a Christmas gift from his brother & sis-in-law Harlan and Coleen. Portabellas! He harvested Friday, and we ate them all weekend. They were incredible! And they are s'posed to continue to produce a few more crops.

You can see H&C's mushrooms here. They had an excellent crop too!

Thank you Harlan and Coleen!

1 comment:

Jenni said...

Congrats on your last weekend of leave! Yea, no more leave!!!