Showing posts from November, 2015


Just came in from shoveling the porch and steps clear of 6 or so inches of new snow, then started on the car, got front windshield and all side windows done, back will do tomorrow. Went out at the warmest part of the day, 18°F, wasn't to bad. Had on my warmest jacket, gloves and a handspun hat, but even with wool socks on my feet got cold. Tomorrows low predicted to be between 6 and 8° below zero F so wanted to get it done today. Then drove car around house and up to the main road, turned around at neighbors drive and came back down, just making sure I could get out. Planning on heading for Tatla tomorrow Knitting Bee, a flu shot at the clinic, and library books to be returned (hopefully I'll find a few to bring home).

Ordered purple yarn from Little Knits big sale, will wait on starting next socks until it arrives, may be early next week. Seems as tho lately everyone wanting socks wants purple, I'd run just about out except for a few small balls. Two slightly different co…


Got out the soon to be socks yarn for Tammy in SC, will email pix to her as soon as she replies to message, will be my next start. Then waiting in the queue is a pair of Koigu gloves for same person. Glad now that I bought Koigu when CA dollar was a bit above par with the US $. Worth (almost) its weight in gold.

-14°C (8°F) this morning at just before 7am, with colder temps on the way, am glad for rice bag that Kristie made for me, 2 minutes in micro wave on high and my feet are toasty warm until I fall asleep. Will be using it lots this winter. Even turned down comforter over (down shifts after a while) so had a really good nights sleep even if bedroom was to cold to get dressed in this morning.

Pix of Kristie's granddaughter wearing booties I sent.

And last a pix of Jean MIles in Edinburgh wearing the Koigu gloves I sent (when she needed a lift me up gift), just because.
Have my ice cleats on my low boots for prolly the rest of the winter, better to be safe than sorry. Long gone…

And so it starts

The first snow that is amounting to anything this morning, guessing a good inch plus so far. That's OK its time for winter weather to show up. Temp is just in high 20's but by Thursday night predicted to be down in minus 0 F ranges.

Finally finished another pair of socks, started April 2015 and put aside to work on other projects. The blue main color is vintage stuff from my stash, bought 3 skeins for $9 that should tell how old it is.

Nothing else new and excitingly different in my wild mountain valley. Time tho to keep my eyes open for the big kitties that come to play once snow starts.


Finished the second sock of fraternal pair for Lynne A, first sock wasn't exactly to my colour liking so thought I might have problems doing the second. Changed order of the patterns and in some cases the colours, so that did make it easier to work on.

Then got pix from Jeanette on Vancouver Island of her feet in the socks I sent down with Mel at Desert Mesa. Again fraternal with her colour choice for main colour and then the rest were in my stash.

Next will be a pair for Tammy in SC, socks and a pair of Koigu gloves. Will have to find out if she wants conservative wild or make your eyeballs move wild.

Took a big bowl of soup to Knitting Bee today, with only Joyce, Christine and I there to enjoy it much was leftover so C put it in freezer to bring out next week. I still had enuff here for supper tonight and tomorrow.

Way to early

Gonna be a long day, up just before 4:30 to racket outside, something was talking way to loud for 0dark thirty, and much to dark to see what it was. So whats to do, get up, make coffee and knit of course. Working on second sock for Lynne A, within one smallish pattern of the heel, with all the football on today and tomorrow hope to get well down the foot (providing hand holds out). Lots of breaks with stretching exercises, hopefully will help.

Low 30's this morning with much colder temps in forecast, sounds like soup weather. Got a pound pkg of extra lean ground beef and have all the veggies needed for a GB based vegetable soup, carrots, kale, cabbage, potato, celery and maybe some squash. Will get started on soup before first football game at 9am, letting the GB simmer for a good part of the day in a jar of home canned stewed tomatoes, veggies added much later.

Had 8 deer running up my driveway yesterday around 8am, looked to be all does. BC Hydro cleared a wide stretch along the…

The Last Hurrah and lots of pix

Home yesterday from my annual Cache Creek trip to Desert Mesa, the last fiber event until next spring. It was held this year over Halloween and we were supposed to wear hats instead of costumes, some were wild & crazy and the few that did wear a costume outdid themselves.

Karen B and her very large spider hat and Heather and her wild hat. Lots of other hats but didn't get a pix of them all.

Then two of the costumes, Vonny was the old cowboy and Doris S the bearded wonder.

From the pix everyone can tell we had a really good time, I wonder how some can laff so much and not injure themselves.

Then the pix of the handspun shawl everyone is knitting on from leftover bits of yarn, I have it here to work on over the winter. And a pix of Gudie holding a large skein of her upcycled yarn, knit with some of the odds & sods I give her.

I bought two bundles of Merino-Silk because the fiber I brought with me to spin was so lousy I ended up giving it away, felt like Brillo pads when a b…