Winter descending

Woke up yesterday to the ground all white, first snow since the end of Sept (19 inches that time), barely an inch yesterday. But along with snow arctic temps are visiting, lows overnight in the -20's C below 0° F. Had just turned down comforter so even with window cracked I will be warm enuff, especially with the nuked rice bag for my feet.

Sock #1 of the pinky purples almost done, not sure if I will make it 7-8 or larger, leaning towards 9-10 , several peoples I know have larger feet. Once this pair is done will have a go at orange socks for Vicki (wild but of course).

Went to town Tuesday and half of Wednesday, home just after 1 pm, denturist again, only one more trip mid month to pick up new lower partial. Didn't buy much in grocery store, everything I got easily fit into three of my reusable store bags. But still had to make 2 trips, one for grocery stuff then back for overnight bag and knitting.

While in town first thing I did was drop off my flat snow tire, turns out it…

Long quiet spell

With nothing to write about I tend to stay silent, very little happening in my very quiet world.

Did get to Tatla on Wednesday for KB and to pick up Good Food box, for $20 I ended up with twice that much in fruit and vegetables, included this time was a huge cauliflower, broccoli, garlic, onions, turnip, romaine, roma tomatoes, zucchini, oranges, pears and bananas, I enjoy everything but the bananas, trade them to CP.

Brought the extra Opal with me to give to Christine to try and sell and Christmas sale in Tatla on the 24th, I won't be able to make it. Have company coming and a football game I don't want to miss, Michigan plays Ohoho state and as a super fan of MI sure hope then can get the job done this year.

Finished the lime green-y socks some time ago and now knitting on first sock of the reds-pinks etc.

As soon as this pair is finished will move onto a wild orange pair for Vicki. Asked her which orange she preferred and she left it up to me to decide. Will lay out all the…


Another trip to town again for the dentist and denturist, fitting at denturist for a new partial lower. existing one is prolly 40+ years old and has been repaired so many times that nothing now can be done to fix it. So a new one it is.

Took my knitting with and stayed at friend Lorelee's in town, managed to get in about 12 rows on current socks. The second sock of this pair. All colours on the leg are reversed on second sock and may do the same for the foot.

Have some Opal sock yarn that is a bit different from the usual Opal one sees. Not yet sure if when I use it for socks that I might use some white along with, have 2 skeins of each of the two colours.

Was lucky on my drive home yesterday(getting close to dusk the last 20+ miles) that I didn't see any deer until coming down my driveway, then was going slow enuff that was easy to stop when 3 ran across the road in front of me.

Didn't need much at grocery store as big winter stock up order was 2 weeks ago, mostly stuff I…

Mini Monstersocks

Left home for town on 18th, finally got my snow tires on the car on the 18th, presented me, car and my knitting at Kal Tires and said I would wait until they could do the car, within 30 minutes car was in. Yeehaw. So now legal to drive highways in BC. Then on the 19th dentist and DR., am now off the Warfarin and taking Eliquis instead, no more having to go to Tatla for blood letting. That's a real bonus with winter coming on.

Brought quite a load of groceries home with me, many things to last thru the winter. TP, Kleenex, laundry soap, shampoo, etc., Angie L came with her friend Karen and unloaded the car, then gathered up all the empty water bottles, 3 large garbage bags full.

Finished the small pair of mini Monstersocks for Jo K's granddaughter. Pair for her grandson on the needles. I trade socks for dump runs, with my gimpy hip dump can be pretty slippery and its much safer for Jo to take goodies away. And it only goes when she is going anyway.
Also have current wild Monste…

Snow is gone

From just over a foot of snow on Sunday 30th Sept. to nothing. Almost two full days of rain and temps above freezing did the job. From the wool room (where computer hides) I can't see anymore snow at all, and trust me that is good. Well over 20 mm of rain in two days is just about what we have had since early last spring.

Finished the almost Monstersocks, thought at the beginning that they would be really different but then someone came along and bought them, wanting them to be almost identical, since I had used up some of the smaller balls in sock 1 I tried to come close colour wise on 2. Same people want another pair but in lighter colours this time with the main colour being pink. Will have to check and see if they are to be identical or fraternal.

I've had to cancel Desert Mesa (broke my heart), while shoveling snow hurt my good hip, it only took about 3 shovel fulls to know that it wasn't going to work. Pain walking, sitting, standing and forget spinning, altho think …

Bang winter dropped

Almost 9 pm and its been snowing all day, now well over 6 inches. Forecast was for maybe 3-4 inches mixed with rain, think maybe they got it wrong. As of tomorrow snow tires are mandatory for any driving on main roads, I've got an appointment at Kal Tire in Williams Lake on October 10, sure hope I don't have to go in before that. Will just leave car until this stuff melts, supposed to be warmer mid week. Pix of my car just about when snow was starting to stick, maybe 9 am. 2nd pix is screen shot of Environment Canada's Tatlako weather page.

Update. Monday morning car pix. Somewhere around 8-10 inches.

Neighbors Len & Jo came on Monday 24th with the quad and brush hogg, Len cut all my yard, with some of the toadflax weeds well over 3 feet high. Jo used weed whacker to cut around trees, steps and up close to house, etc. Yard sure looked better, now nothing ugly sticking up thru the snow.

The socks I'd been knitting for the MONSTERSOCKKAL, will instead go to Fernie, B…


Spent a good bit of time after lunch resetting my Apple password, have now typed it so many times that not likely I'll ever forget it. As of right this minute look like change is successful. Now hopefully I'll be able to send email from my iPad.

30 + rows on the foot now complete on Monstersockkal sock. Using Hazel Knits for the main color and odds and sods for the patterns. Second sock will again use the blue and probably change the order of the pattern colors.

Went out to Tatla last Thursday for blood letting, again my INR is to low, so DR changed the amount of Warfarin again, must be 5 changes in last couple of months. So much so that I am now writing down the amounts.

There was new snow on all the west mountains last Thursday and once up out of the valley snow along the road almost all the way to Tatla. Will be getting my snow tires on when I go out for Desert Mesa just after Thanksgiving. Prolly around October 9, will soon phone Kal Tire and make an appointment.