Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Blizzard Abbey ...the worse may still be on it's way

We knew it was coming and our guess is that
as of this morning there is about a foot of snow...
our local am radio station has dubbed this storm...Blizzard Abbey....
there may be a few more inches through the
rest of today....but it's not the snow that
has us's the wind that is
the trees are so heavy with snow that it's not taking
much for some of the branches to snap even
under the light winds that are starting...
Immediate seating is available for a party of four.....
We also have a single seat available for a party of one
out on the patio with a lovely view of the snow covered trees...
...I highly recommend something HOT off the menu!
This storm finds me two thumbls shy of a pair of mittens.
The yarn was dyed by girlie for a pair of boot socks,
but after knitting them up...
I ripped them completely out because I thought
the colors were too pretty to hid inside a pair of snowboots.
A bit of quick knitting of thumbs this morning and I bet they
will get their first taste of snow by lunchtime.
I'm hoping to be holed up tomorrow as well...
school has been cancelled and girlie needs boot socks...
she used food color to dye more yarn...
I've had this pattern book in my stash for over 20 years
and I think this is the perfect blizzard to make my first pair.
and if I run out of yarn then I am hoping to get a chance to
sit and spin a bit of baby camel and silk that I
came across at a little shop in Columbus, Wisconsin.


Sheila said...

Enjoy your snow day!
We aren't getting the massive amounts of snow here, but it is already -4 degrees and the wind-chill is predicted to be -20 to -40 by morning.
After I get my pies baked....I will be enjoying some quilting or knitting myself. :)

Leslie said...

Baby camel and silk, mmm... I can only imagine what that must feel like slipping through the fingers. =D

Meredith said...

Enjoy the snow. All we eneded up with was rain. Have fun knitting.

Cathi said...

Oh, the snow really does look beautiful on the trees but I know it can be dangerous when it's such wet snow. Hope you don't have any issues because of the wind.
We've had snow so far, then rain but more snow and the high winds are expected later today/tonight.
Stay warm!! Those yarn colours are wonderful!

Marls said...

I'll take the seat for one on the patio!! The trees look so beautiful covered in snow-especially when we are sweltering down under.Hope you don't get the winds.
I can just imagine how lovely and soft the cael and silk will be. Happy knitting and spinning.

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Sharon said...

Wow, that's a lot of snow! We are just cold here, I'm a new home owner and the pipes froze. Hmmm,the seller forgot to tell me about the one pipe that freezes. But not anymore, Mr Plumber was called and he gave my pipe an electric blanket! I love your mittens, great yarn colors.

Jackie said...

A snow day all warm and cozy inside sounds like a lot of fun.

I'll not have a snow day here! It was around 80 today! Stay safe and I hope you don't lose too much of your trees!

Karen Anne said...

Those mittens to be are a lovely color.

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

We were pounded by snow too. So cold Hubby's car wouldn't start! Hoping that winter will take it easy on us this year!

journalist said...

nice pictures..

Mountain Mama said...

Um - yes. We would like to make reservations for 4. Outside seating preferrably! :)

The snow looks beautiful (and very familiar). Enjoy.


animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Stranger,
I hope you got through that storm unharmed!! It was a bad one.
I just came over to say Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you and yours.
I think of you often, Fern