Not only did I wake up to snow this morning, but it's 3:00 and the snow hasn't stopped. That's really weird for this area. The next door neighbors came over looking for a snow shovel. I can't remember ever owning a snow shovel. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere.
While I was taking pictures, I snapped the entrance sign of the cemetery on the other side of our back fence. I love the arched ironwork sign and the gray snowy day gives it an eerie look.
I got in the mood for knitting again, so I'm better prepared for this cold weather. Nellie is modeling my button up cowl. It's done with Wool-Ease Chunky in seed stitch and used recycled buttons. It goes great with my Harley jacket and is super warm.
The slippers I knitted several years ago finally wore out, so I had to knit another pair. I wanted something different so I combined several free online patterns and came up with my own. I used wool blend chunky yarn again from my stash and found some fabulously soft Berroco Chinchilla to crochet the cuffs. Anything to keep my feet warm!
I've always wanted to knit socks, but I only knit simple stuff. I found this free pattern here for tube socks knitted on a 12"circular needle. This I can actually handle! It's like have a chunky warm sweater for your feet and great for wearing around the house with slippers.
I really like working with circular needles. Maybe some day I'll get brave and work with double points. Or maybe not! This pattern used the Kitchener stitch for closing the toe. This was my first try and it is truly magical! I can hardly tell where I sewed.
Hope you're all staying warm!