The sleet, rain and ice continued off and on all weekend, leaving my yard covered in a coat of ice. (I was also without Cable TV & internet for a while, talk about roughing it! 🙂 ) This morning as I stood in the doorway watching da boys go about their morning business, I noticed Simon, the little one, was getting dangerously close to the steep hill part of the yard. Sure enough he strayed too close and down the steep slope he slide. He didn’t seem phased by his little adventure, and all was well, until he started trying to come back up the hill, between the ice and snow he was basically sliding in place. I’ll admit at first I laughed, until I realized I was going to have to go get him. He’s so little and he had to be freezing. So out I went in my slippers and robe, into the frozen yard, stomping with each step to break the ice. I couldn’t help but thinking what will happen if I get down the hill and can’t get back up? I only fell once and made it back to the house with the little guy just fine.
Upper right corner – my second sock, literally my second sock ever! I haven’t worked on it in a week, but I’m completely planning to finish it.
Upper right, the Backyard Leaves Scarf from Interweave knits. I haven’t worked on this in forever. I generally like to knit in front of the tv and I have to sit at the table to read the pattern while working on this.
Lower left – Lace Leaf Pullover from Loop-d-Loop: More than 40 Novel Designs for Knitters. I worked on this all weekend while being snowed it. I substituted a yarn and in general I’m having a lot of anxiety about getting the math and the finish results right. I’ve frogged the top section twice, but I think I’ve got it, I’m getting to rejoin after the sleeves.
Lower right – a scarf. Nothing exciting, I like to keep a small simple project in my purse and this is it for the moment.