Well the groundhog from hell has spoken and we will be having six more weeks of winter. As you know, I love winter and next to fall it's my favorite time of the year. This years lack of snow in our area pared with biting cold temperatures has been rather disappointing. My friends in New England have gotten more than their fair share of snow and I would gladly take some of it off of their hands!
To get us through the next six weeks, I started a Six More Weeks of Winter KAL in my Ravelry Group. It's a casual KAL and you can even knit one of my patterns that you may already have. If you want to purchase a pattern for the KAL use coupon code: Phil for 20%, good until the end of the day. I'm giving away three patterns for prizes, all you need to do is post a picture of your FO from the KAL in the group to be entered. I'm going to be joining in the KAL to help me with my goal of using 10 skeins before MDSW.
Two pairs of socks knit from stash using two skeins of yarn. I'm not counting the contrasting color on the Hearts in Owlantis since it was leftover from another project.
I didn't bother to check my gauge since Wentletrap is one of my designs (Do you think you are the only one who plays Russian Roulet with gauge????) and I wound up using more yarn than I planned and actually ran out on the toe of the second sock. I put an SOS up in the Socks That Rock Group on Ravelry and Turtlegirl was kind enough to come to my rescue. This was what was on the package when it came:
I finished up the toe and blocked them yesterday. They are nice and dry this morning and I'm going to wear them today. Woot, woot! The yarn is Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Fire on the Mountain colorway.
I tend to get a little stir crazy when we wind up staying inside so much. I rearrange furniture, clean out closets and generally drive Andy crazy. We keep Iggy's crate in the living room during the day so that when we leave he can see Kiwi and not feel like he is all alone. He is still way to young to leave unattended at this point. The crate wasn't really an eyesore, but it really wasn't adding anything to the living room either. I took some quick measurements and realized that it would fit perfectly under a repurposed sewing table that we had by the front door to keep our keys and other clutter on. It looks much better and best of all didn't cost a thing. We had been looking at coffee table crates on Amazon, and they are crazy expensive! The table is a little taller than the crate, which I like because it will give Iggy plenty of fresh air.