knitnana: 16 Inches So Far. Not Sure There'll Be More
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Saturday, December 19, 2009

16 Inches So Far. Not Sure There'll Be More

And can't say I'm unhappy with the total. 22 inches was almost too much to comprehend anyway.

We were slow getting up this morning and at 8 a.m. I got downstairs and looked outside:

Yes. This is what greeted me. Hmm...elves?

Nope. I have the best neighbors in the world - they'd cleared my walk and were working on the driveway (which is most of the front yard).

So DGS1 and I hurried through breakfast and pulled on snow togs and stumbled out into the wintry wonderland...

It took two seconds for me to snap this photo - literally, he jumped out the door and into the snow! Please note the latest in this season's fashion boots? Grocery store plastic sacks tied and rubber banded over tennis shoes...They were semi-functional, and it wasn't too long (maybe we were out an hour, helping to clear away the snow) but very suddenly he said he was cold. And he was - and wet, too, straight through.

Those bags were only partially helpful, as the snow slipped down in anyway. But we got him out of the wet things and into dry, and settled in front of the tv. Then I headed back out for a bit. I finally came back in and sat down to knit awhile:

We were at this stage before lunch. He's very impressed with the whole process. Yes, they're a little big, but I figured better that than to outgrow them this year!

(I must say I've watched snippets of more NEW - to me - Christmas kids movies than I've seen in years...but of course, can't tell you much about any of them - most have been cute, tho')

Anyway, about 2, I headed out again. The neighbors were done with clearing off their truck and headed out into the treacherous roadways (they're home now, none the worse for wear...)

And while they were gone I did this:

Not all the snow is gone, but I spent another hour clearing it off the car (mostly) and finishing a walkway on either side of it. I moved the car and cleared the stuff that had slipped underneath. If it does as expected and freezes tonight, it won't be globs of ice on the ground. Of course, there's a wall of snow on the other side of my car, and a small mountain of it in front of the house. I doubt that will leave before next April...

And then I came in, and finished this:

It's not just a "little big" - it fits ME! Still, he's absolutely delighted. We've made paper airplanes, he's played his first few games of Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook (with the sound turned down because neither of us can concentrate with the noise!), and I think I've corrupted him...

He does take after his Nana, after all!


Blogger margene said...

Please stay warm and safe!! I'm envious of all your white stuff.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Birdsong said...

Yay! Now that is truly a successful snow day:) I love the mittens, and if you used wool, they will felt up a bit with use in the snow and repeated drying, and will fit his hands even as they grow, at least a few years. We always had to line the kids' snowboots with plastic bags, simply because the boots eventually developed leaks... works pretty well, and especially when wearing wool socks. The feet stay warm even if a bit damp. Hope you didn't overdo cleaning off your car!

7:48 PM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Snow finds its way into boots as well as grocery bags (g).. Glad that your accumulation is almost over. The Fairfield Four have 19" on the ground as of 3 hrs ago & it was still falling!!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Nothing like snow shoveling to make you feel like you've earned your knitting time! What a great project to come into the world in front of its recipient. Stay warm!

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Becky said...

Enough for one day! Take it easy now and knit the rest of the evening.

9:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We used plastic bags over shoes, too, but it was to make it easier to get the snow boots on. (Same principle works for sliding pillow forms into pillows - leave the plastic on until the pillow is in, then tear it off and remove.)

Now, if only the snowplows don't throw all your shovel work back into the driveway! They used to do that to us when we lived up north.

9:07 AM  

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