i know the snow throws everyone into a tizzy around here, but i just can't get enough of it. i knew it was supposed to snow overnight, so i sprung out of bed this morning and raced to the window to see what was going on out there. there is nothing quite like that feeling of anticipation. the view was magical. there was a fuzzy, white blanket of snow covering everything, and it was still coming down. it was early enough that there were no footprints, no tire prints on the street, nothing. just the calm white snow silently falling to the ground. The sky turned a stunning violet as the sun began to come up, and I wish I could have captured it to share with you.
I'm happy I was able to see all of that because the snow is already melting.
I am very sorry for all the people suffering through the ice storms in much of the U.S. right now and particularly those who are out of power. What a strange winter we are all experiencing...
I stitched up a few tubes of thrifted wool fabric and filled them with rice to make some window snakes. We have the original windows on our old house, and with the temperatures as low as they've been, it's been a great help to have these little snakes.
Thank you to Stephanie for this wonderful, simple solution to that draft.
I've been spending a lot of time in the house, and I've started a new project that I can work on in the evenings. Cassi put up this tutorial for a vintage striped blanket a little while ago, and I've had it in by brain since then. I have accumulated many bits of yarn left over from other projects, and i love the simplicity of this project. I am more of a knitter than a crocheter, but this is definitely something I can handle. Here is a sneak peek of my progress:
Finally, I'd like to direct to you a couple of really great new projects I've come across. 3191 is a beautiful photo project involving Stephanie and Mav, and Lisa and Shari have just started a project. They will select a word each week and delve into the meaning of that word through different mediums. I'm really looking forward to following both of these projects for the rest of the year. They are great examples of finding the beauty in the mundane, and It will be fascinating to see a little of the world through their eyes.
have a great tuesday, everyone!