Monday, December 05, 2016

Snow Day


Hi, Knitters,
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Ours was filled with family time, fires in the fireplace, and good food. Before I start I want to give a quick reminder that today is the last day for my holiday pattern sale which is a discount of 20% off my entire Susan B. Anderson Ravelry Pattern Store (click here to see the pattern shop).
The discount code is: HOLIDAY2016
The sale includes all of the pattern and ebooks in my shop at the link above.

Now onto the topic of the day.

It finally snowed yesterday. It was exciting and extraordinarily beautiful outside. The snow came down most of the day. I couldn't wait to get out for a long hike with my husband and daughter and then later for a good run by myself. I stopped a lot to take photos during these two ventures out in the winter wonderland and I want to share them with you today. 

It was quiet and so was the color pallet. I soaked it all in.

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I was struck by the birds flitting about so actively in the dried prairie grasses. I'm sure they were eating the seeds. Rarely do you see birds like this in December but they made the view incredibly pretty. You have to look kind of hard to see the birds but there were probably at least a dozen of them. 

The rest of the photos are from my snowy outings yesterday and I thought you might enjoy them. It was so quiet and gray outside that when you look around it makes you feel like you have a filter on your eyes. 











Have a great Monday and week ahead, friends. I'll be back soon with more. If you live in a snowy area, has it snowed yet? I look forward to this time of year and I hope you do, too.

One more question, how is your holiday knitting going? I am not able to devote a lot of time to gift knitting this year but I keep thinking about it so maybe I'll squeeze in a couple of gifts yet. 

I'd love to hear how you're doing out there. 
Take care and I'll be back soon with more.
xo ~ susan

13 comments:

Debsnubs said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!

Shing Hsieh said...

Thanks for the photos Susan, they're lovely. It started snowing in Lincoln, MA this morning and we have a light covering which will turn to slush later today because we're expecting a change to rain. It makes me happy as the first snowfall always does. I've been knitting hats, hats and more hats lately. Family have been coming by and leaving with them on their heads, their choice and that makes me so happy. I'm also casting on the Copperplate, my first from Re-imagining Set In Sleeves by Elizabeth Doherty - can't wait! And did you see her pocket addition? What timing for me.

Kimmy said...

Oh what a feast for the eyes! Especially enjoyed your pictures because we get no snow here:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kimmyz/tudor-lace

(Notice caption in 2nd photo.) There's nothing like a hike in brisk air when all bundled up in our hand-knitted woolens. Today I'm delivering my niece's birthday gift (Sweet 16). I hope it fits her and that I get to post a picture of her modeling soon:

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/kimmyz/beleaf-me

Love your blog, Susan. Hugs and happy holidays from Kimmy

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos. Living in Southern California, we NEVER have snow. Grew up on the East coast and miss it.

Barbara said...

Beautiful photos. I'm an East coast gal living in So Cal and never get snow. I miss it.

JABEDN said...

Hi Susan, I have been knitting your worsted weight sock pattern, I absolutely love the way they are turning out. I am giving them as Christmas gifts. I am just wondering if you have a kids version of these socks, or if you are thinking of writing a worsted weight sock for kids. Thanks

Tamarack sewing said...

Looks like where I live but warmer. We had -34 temps yesterday...Fahrenheit. Thankfully we're up to -12 today. LOL! That's what we get for living in the Arctic I guess. I started some half-pint mittens yesterday for small gifts. So cute!

Mary Sarnese said...

Thank you Susan for posting such wonderful photos, I love the snow. You made my very sad day a little easier to endure.
Mary

Susan B. Anderson said...

Jabedn, I don't have a kids version of the worsted weight socks but I should! I'm glad you are having fun with your sock knitting.
susan

amleht67 said...

Hi Love the snow pictures to help me keep cool here in Queensland as it's summer and the heatand humidity is rising.
With your off on your patterns???is that only on one pattern.

Susan B. Anderson said...

amleht67 ~ the discount was for all of the patterns in my Ravelry pattern shop but it ended last night.
I'll have another sale of some sort soon:)
susan

Rose said...

It is so beautiful! We were under the snow yesterday too! And I love that ambience it makes!
Everything is beautiful with snow on it!
Rose.

conny said...

Beautiful snow pictures! They could have been taken here in Denmark (Europe), but this winter has not seen any snow, yet. Having been invited to my mum's for X-mas (300 km away) I would like the snow to wait until next year ;-)