Marching In

Since my last post, we had another snowstorm. This time, we were safely ensconced at home with lots of milk, toilet paper, and chocolate. We enjoyed this storm as much as we could, since we were sort of deprived during the previous one. The boys all went sledding.

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It was super cold that day, in the 20s I think, but they still had lots of fun. I used to go sledding, too, but lately I have found that as much fun as it is to go down the hill, the getting up from the sled without injuring myself seems to be getting increasingly more difficult.

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But, I am more than content to do my favorite snow activity, walking along snow covered paths and listening to the snow falling.

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At home, I love to sit an knit during a snow storm, especially with a hot cup of tea and a treat.

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With March came the beginning of sock madness, a sock knitting race of sorts, which I have joined this year. These socks are part of the first round. We get two weeks to complete each pair of socks, with contestants being eliminated based on speed at each round. I am finding this to be more challenging that I thought it would be, mostly because my hands get tired knitting at this gauge for long periods of time. I have to take a lot of breaks. There are five days left and I am now about halfway done with the second sock. Some people finished within a couple of days!

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Ah, well, if I don’t make it that far, I am ok with that. I am sure I will get at least one or two pairs done and that will be something. When I need a break, I have been doing a row or two on some blanket strips.

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This is part of the Blanket Statement Club from Knitspot. I am using some Ultra Alpaca yarn that has been hanging out in my stash for ages and will make a lovely warm blankie. By the time the blanket is finished, it will be high summer, but no matter. Winter will be around again before we know it! In the meantime, back to the madness I go, haha!

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Posted on March 9, 2015, in Family Fun, Knitting and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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