Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Snow Globe

Hi Knitters,
I now live in a snow globe. It is hard to get a picture of the massive amounts of snow we have here in Madison. You can't see that it is snowing hard in this picture, thus the hazy look. That light post is about 8-feet high and that little brown thing right behind the light is the top of my mailbox. At this point we have had about 80-inches of snow.

It is an impressive winter good for daily sledding and loads of hot chocolate. I bought the king-size jar of marshmallow fluff the other day to go along with my gigantic tub of Swiss Miss cocoa. We just can't get enough. At about 3:00 I start heating up the water to be ready for the kids walking home from school.

I don't have too much to share knitwise. I am sending off a package of finished knitted work for another book. I was invited to submit a pattern for a compilation book. I just made that deadline by the skin of my teeth. The deadline is Feb 14th. Phew! FedEx two day delivery here I come.

Now I have to plan my Knit-Out demonstration stuff over the next couple of days. It is good to be prepared for anything. I think I will drag along most all of my samples from my books. Having fun knitted baby things to look at and touch always makes for good times. I need hand-outs and demonstration samples ready to go. Oh yeah, and I have to think of things to wear over the weekend...not something I usually think about much at all in my daily life.

I got my wonderful sunshine yarn in the mail the other day. It is so beautiful. The colorful skein is called, Weasley's Wizard Wheezes (from the Harry Potter line) and the other is a new speckled technique Dani's been trying out called, Graffiti Pink. Love them both!

Have a good Tuesday, knitters.
best, susie
p.s. Here is another great hat pattern I plan on knitting, scroll down to see the English directions. I am not sure what a KKS means, anyone out there know the answer? Amy Singer knitted this for her husband which you can see here on her Feb. 1rst entry.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just downloaded that hat pattern the other day. I had seen it on Ravelry.

Elise

Anonymous said...

KKS-knit 2 stitches then slip the first of these two over the second.

Anonymous said...

KKS- knit 2 stitches then slip the first of these two over the second.

Mrs. Ward
Lake Norman, NC

peaknits said...

Yup - I think the other commenters got it - I read the pattern - thank you for the link BTW - and it seems you just knit two stitches and then slip the first one back over the second. Pretty yarn too!

eshy said...

It's snowing buckets here in Michigan as well! Stay safe and warm!

Lainey said...

I really admire the way all Americans and Canadians deal with the snow! Here in the UK if we get 2 inches the whole country grinds to a halt, it makes the national news, and it's considered freezing if it falls below 2 degrees C!

Lainey said...

I really admire the way all Americans and Canadians deal with the snow! Here in the UK if we get 2 inches the whole country grinds to a halt, it makes the national news, and it's considered freezing if it falls below 2 degrees C!

Wool Winder said...

That's a lot of snow! Bet you're ready for spring, but the thaw is going to be a mess.

Dianne said...

That is an impressive amount of snow. It surely makes getting around difficult but on the other hand it's a great excuse to stay home and knit!

Susan said...

Hey, thanks for the quick response on KKS, that makes perfect sense. This isn't something I use but maybe it will be in the future.

Dianne,
I think I may be coming down to Lexington for the book festival again. Jaime just mentioned it to me briefly. Yay!

Susan said...

Knitters,
It is a sad day as a pattern writer to admit that you didn't read the pattern before asking the question. Apparently, KKS is defined right in the pattern. Oy!
pathetically yours,
susan