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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The Groundhog Saw His Shadow...

Tho' how, in all these clouds, I'll never know...

But once again we have snow, and more forecast for Friday into the weekend (we are definitely in a pattern). Can you see the snow falling in that photo?

My office was closed again today, and so I ventured forth early (before all this mess started) and got to Weight Watchers to do a weigh-in (yes, the ticker is updated - Whoohoo!), just in case I can't get up there tonight for my meeting. Then off to the garage. The Forester is sporting brand new brakes and brake fluids. And I'm mostly on a purchase-free period till that's all paid for...except that I think there's a big sale at JCP tomorrow, so I might have to go to that, ya know?

After the brakes were done and I'd knit most of the cuff of my Claudia Choco Cherry second sock, and then ripped it because, tho' it was noted by the guys at the repair shop that I can knit - stockinette - with my eyes closed, I apparently wasn't paying enough attention and didn't decrease down quite enough and the cuff was too large. (sigh)
I decided I needed new needles, and phoned Yarn Explosion to be sure they were open and then rushed up to get these...

By the time I got home it was really coming down hard. I am feeling a bit like I've been transported back to the land of my foremothers - Vermont - but I know that's not true. They take better care of their roads, and almost never close the schools.

Right, Norma?

So while I ate a quick sandwich, I surfed a few blogs and lo and behold discovered that Margene is knitting Blue Mondays and it gave me an idea...I know I can't do it every week, but after Jane mentioned how much red was in my closet redo photos, I realized that it's PURPLE that most of you identify me with and I've just not got nearly enough of that around, either to wear, or on the needles...

Not that I have any problem with my stash, doncha know?

(ok, I realize there's a bit of gray-purple, pink-purple, and green-purple in there...)

So I hereby declare that I must knit more purple this year! Like this Cherry Tree Hill Potluck Supersocke in Aubergine that I bought at Sock's long overdue to get this on the needles...

Scrumptious. Simply Scrumptious...

Can you guess what I'm knitting with it?


Blogger squiggi said...

very pretty!

Congrats again on the weight loss.
Your before and after (during?)
pics are amazing!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Ooh, those are all my VERY favorite colors. Mmm... I think I need more purple myself. Can you believe I have almost none? Must remedy that, I think... ;)

5:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Starting a purple shawl...which will fit you at any size you are when it's finished. Great idea, and love the way the colors are playing!

6:11 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

That CTH is pretty! But which shawl are you knitting?!
Congratulations on the weight loss!

6:19 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

LOL - that's a lot of purple!

No shadows (at least in the morning) here, but in Minnesota that just means that maybe the snow will be gone by June.

I love the start to the new shawl - not sure which one yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing it.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Ruinwen said...

Congrats on the loss. So what pretty purple shawl will you be knitting this time? Love the many brilliant purples... :)

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about the purple. I looked at my sock yarn stash the other day and most of it is pink and purple.

I'm not trying to rub it in, but we're having gorgeous weather in Colorado. It's not too warm (in the 40's), but we have sunshine every day. And no snow!

12:42 AM  

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