Saturday, January 19, 2008

The High Will Be 3 Below....

3 below zero. That's the 'high' today. That's just not right. And when you factor in the wind chill, it actually feels like 26 below. So then I have to ask myself, 'Why do I live here?????' There is no easy answer!

It is good weather, however, for getting some knitting and spinning done. I am making great progress on the Lucy bag. I have got the bag part done, and am working on the longer strap. I have 75 of the 200 rows completed. I think I am going to enjoy this bag! I got on Ravelry and looked at some of the 240 Lucy bags that others are making and have ideas for future Lucy bags I'd like to knit as well. That is one feature of Ravelry I love - being able to see other knitters' projects.










I loaded up my wheel this morning and headed down to the local spinning guild and spun for about 4 hours. They helped my ply my first yarn. Pretty exciting! I think I am going to make a hat or a scarf out of my first handspun! I hope to have more Saturdays in the near future that I can spend there. Lots of spinning wisdom to glean from!!!





I have dug out my really warm winter coat to wear during this cold snap. I always felt it made me look a little like a big red tomato. Steve has a big green one that he wears, so K has started calling us 'Bob and Larry' from the Vegie tales videos. (Bob is a big red tomato and Larry is a cucumber.) I guess it fits! All I know is that it is the warmest coat I have ever owned! (Even warmer when I attach the fur lined hood!!!) And I like to be warm!











Even Sumo doesn't object to a little extra warmth these days. I don't know, maybe I do need to knit him a sweater!







Off to do some knitting. If you are in the middle of this cold snap, stay warm. If you live where it is warm, enjoy it for me!!!


Until Next Time....

7 comments:

rohanknitter said...

It's pretty brutal, isn't it!!
Our high for today is 5 degrees so at least we're in the above zero range!!
I love the Bob & Larry coats -- although you have a long way to go before you look like Bob. ; )
The spinning sounds fun!

Robin said...

I am in Council Bluffs right now and it was -3 here. Back in Minnesota it was -8. I think I need a cruise. The bag and the spinning look great. I saw a Lucy bag done up in the yarn store I was in today and I think I will have to make one too.

Allison said...

Hang in there and stay warm! We're near Santa Barbara this weekend and it was about 75 today - SORRY!

monica said...

I loke the cold. We had a high of 14 today so not as cold as you. we will be - 5 tomorrow.

DD1 has made a few of the Lucy bags she likes them. Yours is coming along nicely.

Kelly said...

Bob and Larry hahahhah I love it!!
Good to see Sumo's keeping warm too :)

Marianne said...

Iowa winters can be brutal. My cousin got married in northwest Iowa in late Dec. 1968. It only got UP to zero one day out of the two weeks we were there. My parents and I lived in Houston, TX at the time, so needless to say, we froze!

It's frigid here today here in mid-Michigan. We had a wind chill advisory until noon, but we got up to 12 today, with an overnight low of zero. I am going to have to put some more clothes on, I think, as our home is drafty today.

Sumo looks comfy and cute with his blanket. Stay warm, everyone!

danielle said...

i don't think you look like a big red tomato!!! i like your coat-- i'm a big red fan, though, so i suppose i'm biased.

that is COLD! it was probably only ~20ยบ in philadelphia this weekend and i still had frozen hair from our 10 minute walk to the museum....