Over a foot of snow fell here last week. One day we got 9 inches, then a few mornings later, we woke to 4 more inches on top of that. The temp has been in the deep freeze until today. The streets are a mess; the sidewalks much worse. I’ve managed to get out for some snow walk/runs, but I’m really ready for an actual run. Hopefully this weekend.
I confess, Winter is getting old. I’m ready for Spring; the wind, the rain, the tornado warnings. Okay, not the tornado warnings.
A couple of weeks ago, while stuck indoors, I started cleaning out my yarn stash, and boom. The knitting muse struck. I got this sudden urge to use up as many yarn scraps as I could. I also wanted to get some more use out of those ridiculously expensive size-35 circular knitting needles I had to special order for the Katniss cowl project. So, voila. An unusual neck scarf.
I’ve worn the scarf on errands a couple of times, over my red down coat. It gets noticed, and I’ve gotten some compliments on it.
And here’s a sneak preview of the cardigan I’m working on. I need to finish the front closure and the sleeves. Then I’ll post more views.
And, when this free download pattern for knitted USA mittens came in the weekly Lionbrand newsletter, I couldn’t resist. I’m working on the mittens while watching sports on TV. One mitten is done; I’m about halfway through the cuff on the second one.
The pattern can be downloaded from here. (You might first need to register with Lionbrand which is free.)
Have a lovely, lovely Valentine’s Day!