Archive for February, 2013

SNOW DAY

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Yesterday the weather was bad–it was a storm that lived up to the bus cancellations and media hype.  I watched the storm get worse all day while at work, and we were finally sent home at 2pm.  The drive was a short one, but rather scary, as the roads had not yet been plowed, and many others had been sent home early from work at the same time.  I had to shovel waist deep snow to get myself dug IN to my parking space once I got home.  (pic taken much later, about 9pm when cars and buses were stuck in the snowbanks)OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

To my surprise and delight the mail had been delivered–thanks postal workers for working through all kinds of miserable conditions–my Spunky Eclectic Fiber Club had arrived.  This is the first time that I’ve joined a club like this, and I think mail order fluff once every 2 months sounds like a great way to get experience spinning new kinds of fiber, and to experiment with colour choices that I wouldn’t be able to dream up.

This first shipment is Cotswold, and the colourway is Eye of the Peacock. eyeofpeacockI spun late into the night, watching and waiting for the snow to let up and for the plows to get to the smaller streets.  This morning I got up early and enjoyed the warmth of the February sun and the brightness of all the snow outside.  I plied my two bobbins of singles together.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I took pics on my fresh balcony snow. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI’m thinking this might make some pretty interesting socks.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHope everyone else has been safe and warm for their snow day!