Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Snowing Again!

No pictures, but it's snowing again. Started spitting flurries around 9am this morning, and the kids were sent home from school right after lunchtime. It's still snowing now, and apparently there is more to come on Wednesday. The bosses went home early today, so T and I closed up at 3:30. (We were told to play it by ear.) Several other stores were closed early or were closing earlier than they normally would. We only had a small handful of people in all day. I did manage to get all of the remaining yarn counted for inventory except for the Briggs & Little yarns. I will start those tomorrow.

We took another road trip on Friday to look at a possible replacement truck. I won't say too much about right now cuz it may not happen. The board meeting at our loan place was supposed to be tonight but has been postponed til tomorrow night because of the storm. I will post one picture of her, though. She's a 2004 Peterbilt 387, and if we DO get her she'll be painted white. (Company rule -- your first truck can be any color, but after that it has to be white or black and orange.)

I finished up the first sock til where I thought I should start the toe for the Littlest One. I took the scarf I had started for myself on the last road trip for backup. (James C Brett Marble Chunky in autumn, this pattern.) I've only been knitting on this a little bit here and there, mostly on the road trips. I haven't been knitting a lot lately at all to be honest.

Here's the first sock for the Littlest One. Hoping to finish it up tonight, I'm past the heel a wee bit, so it shouldn't take too long. I tried a garter stitch short row heel for the first time. They do turn out better (or at least mine did) than a stockinette short row heel, I didn't get any holes at all. I also find usually that one side looks perfect, and the other side not so perfect, but this one wasn't too bad at all. I think when I decided to make SRH I'll stick with this method. (The yarn is Patons Kroy Stripes in royal jacquard, btw.)

I'll leave you with shot of my cool girls who are loving all this snow.

Maggie definitely has her Elvis impersonation down pat! Look at that lip curl, lol!

Happy Knitting!

PS My latest yarn order is at the post office. There isn't a whole lot of stuff in it, but there are some new colors of Bernat Softee Baby, lots of those nice, country colors.


Blogger Marti said...

I love the garter stitch srh. It's the only heel I use now. I find that my socks fit better with that heel as well. I also find that once you get the hang of them, they go much faster than the heel flap. Anyhow, I'm a fan. Cute socks :)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Maggie is so cute!

All our snow is melting and it feels like it could rain at any time

10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing how things we make for 'us' seem to go unfinished! I love that scarf pattern and will have to try it!

Plus, Maggie is so cool!

7:49 AM  
Blogger Charity said...

I really like that scarf! It's looking so pretty. :o)

12:30 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

That scarf looks great in those shades. Nice choice.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

What gorgeous colors in your scarf!
Wishing you good truck luck!

5:20 PM  

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