Sunday, February 28, 2010

Bad Weekend

Had to have the big snow blower come in and get rid of all the weeks snow again out of my driveway and this morning it was about the same again. I give up. I hope March comes in like a lion and goes out like a LAMB
I can't shake this bug I have had now for a week. not to much knitting getting done except I tore out my heel on my sock again. Second time maybe the third time I will get it right
I hope you all had a better weekend than me !
Have a good night ! !

Friday, February 26, 2010

This is my car in the driveway this morning and all that I could see was the windshield and the top. Also my door was snowed shut with about 5 ft of snow and I didn.t get it opened until about 3 oclock this afternoon when the man came to blow my driveway open. The only good thing today was I got a lot of knitting done. I worked on my hat and the yarn is so nice to work with. And guess what we are getting more snow tonight. I hope your night is better than ours.
Stay warm

Snow Bound

This is my living room window this morning . Snow up to the top. My car in the driveway was covered all I could see was the roof and windshield.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Close Up

Here is a close up of the Victorian Lace Shawl. It is really pretty and different. I haven't been doing much this week because I wasn't up to it and finally went to the Doctors yesterday to get something for my cough and head cold. I never had anything like this before what a bug! ! I am feeling better tonight .
I did cast on my Eyelet Cap Sat but thats all.
Maybe I will get some knitting done tomorrow because we are getting another 12 inches of snow between now and Sat morning. So when is it going to quite? ? Stay warm. Nanny Jean

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Victorian Lace Shawl

It blocked out to 25 by 62 inches. It is a nice size for me. I used Rowan 4 ply soft yarn 100% merino wool. I got the flu bug over the weekend so I havn't got much knitting done until today. Now I must get busy on my socks . Also I started the Eyelet cap from Vogue Knitting Fall 2009 with ACERO wool and silk yarn which I got in Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet. Enjoy and stay warm.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Its Blocked

Its blocked my curved shawl and I am really satisfied because it was a very hard pattern for me until I got the hang of it. It is a pretty Pattern and The first time I saw it I wanted to do. Lace always turn out nice I think . And guess what ? we saw the SUN today but still cold and maybe the same tomorrow.But then another storm coming Sunday night with freezing rain and snow. Back to square 1. and maybe all week again. Sounds like a good knitting week for me. I am going to start my hat with the yarn I got in Pittsburgh. Maybe I will put some pictures up tomorrow. Have a good night.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Knitting Basket projects

Just wanted to show you a few of my knitting projects Baskets. As you can see I like Baskets The white one had the shawl in which I just put the border on. I have one for my socks and the other two have shawls in. I like to wear shawls in the summer if it ever gets here this year. We had another bad day of more snow and more coming tomorrow. So what can I say except I hope you had better weather than we did.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Border is done ! !

I finished the border this afternoon of knitting because we are having another snow storm and blowing winds with 6 m0re inches of snow. The schools are closed again tomorrow.The name of my shawl is A curved shawl with diamond edging in the Victorian Lace Today by Jane Sowerby. I enjoy knitting Lace and her book is great. I also made her shoulder Shawl in cherry leaf pattern and it turned out real nice. Now I must block my curved shawl tomorrow. Hopefully I can take a picture and when my granddaughter comes up she can help me put it on the blog. I am just learning how to do that. So tomorrow I will put another Shawl on the needles. Summer is coming soon I hope and I like to wear Shawls.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Well What can I say enough is enough snow that is. We sure have had our share this year and getting real tired of it. But guess what we are getting another 3-5 inches as if 31 inches is not enough and it is only Feb 14 another 6 weeks until spring. So I guess we will grin and bare it. I had a nice trip yesterday.Ten of us girls from the Guild went to the 6 Annual Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Festival. Some of the girls took classes while the rest of us shopped.
They sure had a lot of yarn to pick from. They had over 50 booths of yarn ideas and every thing else to go with it. I think we all got our share of yarn for our next projects. I know I did. I got 4 sheins of yarn for 4 new projects . We had nice weather all day until we got about 10 miles from town and it started to snow and blow and they got a couple of inches to blow. But we are home and safe after a long day of fun. Hope everybody had a Happy Valentines Day.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Another one coming!

Will guess what more snow and now high winds coming.. So no school again tomorrow which I am sure suits a lot of the kids until when spring comes and they have to make up the missed days. They didn't get to me to blow my driveway until after 4. I couldn't get my front door open again until they came and removed about 12 inches of snow again. They say we are getting another 5 - 8 inches over night and it is light and will blow easy. I have never seen the snow piled this high since I lived here. Hope the weather brakes tomorrow Had a another good day of knitting to pass the time and work on a few of my baskets projects. I also mixed up some cookies to bake tomorrow . Have a good night !

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More snow

We had a sunny Monday and a good time to go grocery shopping for another week of bad weather coming which I did. They are calling for another 12 inches and I don't know where they are going to put IT. They dismissed the schools 2 hrs early today and tomorrow a lot of them are closed. Another good day to get a lot of border done on my shawl. I also started a eyelet cap in Vogueknitting fall 2009. I am using merino wool on size 3 needles. You start at the crown on this one. I seen one done and it is different and cute. I am so glad I am a knitter to keep me busy to pass the time this winter. Hope your weather is better than ours.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Clean Up Time

What a snow storm and now it is time to dig out. We did get 31 inches total. The regular Hand snow blower came and cleaned out about 2/3 of my driveway and had no where to put the rest . That was Sat but on Sunday my son brought his tractor with a bigger blower on and really widen out my driveway. making more room for the next snow arriving Tuesday and wednesday. Isn't it soon spring time ? ? By then it was time for the football game to start and get to knitting some more of the border on my shawl while watching the game.and I did get a lot done. Maybe tomorrow I will finish it. And then the fun of blocking it. I would like to have it done by Thur for knitting guild. Hope the football game went the way you wanted it too. Have a good night ! !

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Records broken !

We really got that storm and then some. All kinds of records where broken. The airports were shut down and the turnpike was tided up with 150 cars and trucks between two tolls gates and shut down over night. The snow was waist deep in my driveway this morning and my door had snow halfway up the door. I couldn't open it until someone shoveled it open. And it sounds like we are getting another storm Tuesday and Wednesday. So guess what I did all day ? I knit & knit.and got a lot done .Also we only had a few local TV stations Hopefully we get full cable tomorrow and it will be a better day. Hope you all had a better day . I am so glad I'm a Knitter.

Friday, February 5, 2010

A snow storm

It has been snowing since Noon and reallty putting it down and now blowing and starting to pile up. They say we are getting from 12 t0 18 inches and maybe more . Sounds like I will get a lot of Knitting done on some of my basket projects since they are telling everybody to stay at home. I was reading some blogs tonight and found a shawl pattern which is going to be my next one. I have the yarn in my stash so no problem there. Hope all of you have a great weekend.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A snowy day

We had a snowy and cold day which means a good day to knit and I spend a lot of time on the net looking for a pattern for a new shawl I have in mind with some yarn in my stash which I want to use. Doesn't everybody have a nice stash. ? Still working on my Victorian Lace Border. I hope to get a picture when I am done with it. It looks like reading the blogs that everybody is knitting a lot of socks too.Well it time to sign off tonight see you later.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What a day when you plan to do a few chores around the house and get things in order and end up going shopping and having lunch at Red Lobster. Also did'nt get to much knitting done either but tomorrow is another day. Also today was Groundhog Day and everbody knows what that means another 6 weeks of winter but that will fly by fast now since the days are longer. Hope you all had a good day. I did.

Monday, February 1, 2010

The sun came out this morning but still cold. It was 21 at 10 o'clock when I went into town to curves and 27 when I came home at 2 ;30 this afternoon After curves I went to KNIT IN at Betty,s . We had 7 knitting girls today. We had another nice get together of knitting and girl talk. We are talking about going to the Pittsburgh knit & crochet show on Sat Feb 13 which sounds exciting. Can't wait to see all the Yarns and new things. Still working on Victorican Lace Shawl border and finised my helmit liner. Have a good night .