Monday, February 11, 2013

Winter Wonderland Knitting Weekend

Happy Monday! What a weekend we just had up here in the Northeast! Nemo sure did leaves it's mark!

Friday we had early dismissal from work in hopes of getting everyone home before the blizzard arrived. When I stepped outside my office building at 3pm the sidewalks were already a big slushy, slippery mess. I was thankful for the extra time, and daylight, to get home that day.

When I woke up Saturday morning this is what I saw when I looked out the door...
While I wasn't thrilled to see all this snow, it sure was beautiful! I figured we have gotten off pretty easy this winter here in NYC, so I can deal with the white stuff for a few days. I am, however, ready for spring to come. I am missing running outside (even inside too) like you wouldn't believe, especially my Sunday runs up at Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

Since there was a winter wonderland going on outside this weekend, I decided it was time to work on some knitting. 

Uh, you know, those cowls I have been knitting as now belated Christmas gifts? I may have finished another one on Saturday night... 
...and may have started another one on Sunday.
I know I am really delayed in getting these done. January was a pretty rough month for me and I even just recently got over the stomach flu. Lots of fun there with that I tell ya. 

So this weekend was the first weekend in a few that I have felt good. I had the energy and mindset to tackle some knitting. I am thrilled to have finally finished Honey Cowl #3 for my niece and started #4 for my sister. 

Posting the above picture isn't really a spoiler for her since she now knows what I am knitting as gifts, and even knew the color yarn, because she helped me pick out the colors. My goal is to hopefully get it done by this weekend and get it in the mail to her so hopefully she might still be able to enjoy it this winter. 

So tell me how did you spend your weekend?


  1. Sounds like you had a fun weekend! We got just under two inches of snow, which was very disappointing: we haven't had good sledding (or snowperson-building) snow yet this winter, and Sylvia is very bummed.

    So instead of sledding on Saturday we went to the Academy of Natural Sciences (the oldest natural history museum in the USA), then had lunch in Chinatown at the same place where we took you. :)

  2. I think you need another blizzard to finish your christmas knitting!

    I love a good snow storm so this was fun; going to miss it next winter.

  3. I think I love our niece's color better than mine. JK! It's lovely. I got my Moonstone Tunic off the needles over the weekend. Need to block it and sew the elastic, ribbon, and buttons on. Just cut out the pieces for a new skirt today. It'll be what I get to sew up tomorrow and wear this next weekend to church.

  4. Great photos! You've really improved your photography, nice see pictures of your neighborhood. Must make a Honey Cowl one of these days, everyone seems to love them. Love the green one on you.