Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Midwest madness


I've lost my car. Okay, not seriously - but it is buried today. My husband was driving it up the driveway yesterday when a belt snapped - a rather important one. Thankfully, in the driveway. So it has been cast aside while we borrow my snowbird in-laws vehicle as a stand-in and wait for the tow truck. Which could be awhile. Since we got 19" of snow today. My lumbering golden retriever is up to his neck patiently doing his business. What a serious drag. I have high hopes that I can get to work tomorrow but for today we loafed. As a family project, we loafed.



On the bright side, I finished my first Stalker and cast on a second. And then I finished my 7th book - 45 to go for my 52 book goal. I'm trying to get ahead to buy time for that 700+ pager from Cinnamonamon.

I also ordered the La Digitessa kit. Well, techinically I did that last night since it was at the buzzer before lent - I thought, if I can forgo Twizzlers (the secret love of my life) then I can continue knitting from the stash. (I really like Bockstark Knits Digitessa beginnings...)

What did you do today?


Blogger cbknits80 said...

Your day sounds like heaven, minus the broken car! I had work meltdown, and will be knitting for a few minutes and then heading to bed. Your sock looks great! I'm so excited for your 52 book challenge, you can totally do it!!

8:17 PM  
Blogger Knitting Kris said...

19 inches of SNOW? WOW! I would stay home too. We've had snow/ice mixes, and some dangerous ice last week. Tonight we are being pelted with rain. Love the socks! Good luck with your's foreign, it'll still run! :) You know my opinion on this!
Keep plugging away at the books. What a great goal!

8:37 PM  
Blogger Kristy said...

I love snow days! The weather in NJ was completely different, though. It was 65 degrees outside today!

Your first sock looks great!

9:03 PM  
Blogger Jodi said...

That's some serious snow! Your poor dog out in the snow. :-(

The forecast for Chicago was similar, but we didn't get nearly that much. Lots of rain and slush mixed with some snow.

Great sock!

9:22 PM  
Blogger jo-na said...

slipped and slid walking down the street after work -- but oh, for a good cause! chicago's slushy weather is no match for a girl on a mission to a cup of mexican hot chocolate. mmm. reward for a long work day and yucky weather.

so sad to hear about the car! hope she rests up and gets well soon.

9:57 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Wow! This sock is gorgeous! I want one or a pair just like it!

I will have to go check out that pattern --after all I do have the yarn waiting in the wings in a pretty yarn cake:)

10:22 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Yikes! That's a heck of a lot of snow!! Stay warm, hope the car gets fixed for you soon!

10:26 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Oh, I love the sock too, need to get that pattern! :)

10:26 PM  
Blogger Nell said...

Loafing is one of the best family projects around! Bravo on loafing and enjoying it!

11:25 PM  
Blogger The_Add_Knitter said...

I just really, really miss winters like that! The closest thing we had to a snow day was an 'ice storm' day last week...

6:26 AM  
Blogger MollyBeees said...

Love the Stalker! I used my Firebird to make a pair of basketweave socks. One committed suicide in the drier last week...sob. It's still hard to talk about. Be careful laundering your Stalkers!

11:13 AM  
Blogger Hilary said...

I am SO jealous! I would love to live in a place that got snow. Of course I'm freezing if it ever gets below 55, so.... :)

Awesome Stalker!!

12:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

19 inches. Wow! We got about 10 inches on this side of the lake.

Poor puppy. And I love your sock - great for project spectrum.

2:48 PM  
Anonymous tiennie said...

Pretty sock! I can't believe all that snow. Hopefully your car gets fixed soon.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

oh, love those socks! great colors.

12:24 PM  
Blogger Cinnamonamon said...

That's a lot of snow, huh! I think we got almost a foot, and we were on the light side -- there was actually school today; everyone south & west of us were canceled because they hadn't been dug out yet!

You better get waaay ahead on those books...once you read Outlander you're going to want to read the rest of the series...and I'm pretty sure that's the shortest book in the series. ;) Of course, if you love them that much you'll pull late/all nighters and finish them in days anyway!

Love your sock; my knitting is still being pre-empted by caring for sick lil goobers.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

sorry to hear about car!
But soks is great! Love coloureway!
But La Digitessa is simply amazing!

3:48 PM  
Blogger Breien in Lansingerland said...

Amazing! Here it feels like Spring, with daffodils and crocusses blooming everywhere

7:16 AM  
Blogger Knitterella said...

Man! I thought our 10" was bad here in Michigan. You all must get so much more! Obviously!

Your socks is great! I've been itching to finally cast on for one. In the 8 years of knitting I've only knit one pair of adult socks. I stair at that lovely yarn you sent me awhile back and dream of the potential. Just gotta start!

7:25 AM  
Blogger KnittingMoose said...

Pretty sock! And wow, that's, um, a lot of snow! yikes. Sorry about the car, but glad it didn't happen elsewhere.

6:19 PM  
Blogger Morticcia said...

Snow days are awesome. Sounds like you made the most of it.

That sock is gorgeous. I echo everyone's sentiments on the pattern.

10:50 AM  

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