Saturday, December 25, 2010

Saturday, December 11, 2010

In the ditch in front of our house

Blizzard warnings:






Good day to take the fish house to the lake, don't you think?  Particularly if you need to take a country gravel road.  (The nearest lake is still eight miles distant.)


"Aww honey, I'll be OK.  I've got four-wheel drive and the plow."


At least he's got the fish house as a winter survival kit!




Sometimes, stupid should hurt.

I guess I didn't really need to be concerned about the windows.

Happy blizzard to all my fellow Minnesotans!
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I don't do windows

I don't do windows.
  


I prefer to move.              


                               Seriously.


This is only a slight exaggeration.  
In 12 years, I have washed the windows in this house upon a handful of occasions. 






On this bright and beautiful morning I see I should have done a wash in November, back when it was still 70 degrees outside.






Now you know the real truth about me.  

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snowy Weekend

Friday night we had 11 inches of light powdery snow.  


 
Saturday dawned bright and sunny.  


It made a great day to go skiing at Welch Village!


(No pictures there, I'm afraid I didn't carry the camera.)













Sunday we lazed about the house.  


After a big brunch, we roused ourselves enough to go out for the first snowshoeing of the season.




















The dogs went crazy in the deep snow.















Paul had his first chance to use the Dale of Norway mittens I knitted him at the end of last winter.








They're the perfect weight and breathability for snowshoeing.






Friday, December 3, 2010

Kinetic Cowl


Yesterday's mystery turns out to be a Kinetic Cowl from the most recent Interweave Knits.  Pattern by Amy Polcyn.




I crocheted it together this evening and gave it a try-on.




For a quick mindless knit, I'd highly recommend it.  The pattern calls for a skein of worsted weight yarn.  I used approximately 2 and 1/4 ounces of my worsted weight handspun.  






Now I'm ready to ski tomorrow!









Thursday, December 2, 2010

120 inches of what?

One and one-quarter inch wide.


120 inches long.


How do you even block something 10 feet long?








Is anyone else knitting this thing?