While I’m happy to report that all is well in computerland and the wicked gremlins have been vanquished, sometimes not having a working computer is a good thing. I couldn’t do anything online to entertain myself, so I was able to devote a lot of time to some important projects.

As I mentioned in a previous post, our CFO has lymphoma. Some coworkers made squares and along with a batch I made, I was able to assemble them into a comfortghan for her.

My aunt Lorraine passed away in September, and with the help of Heartmade Blessings, I was able to make a comfortghan for my uncle.

I was rummaging around looking for something new and shiny to distract me from my computer woes when I came across a blanket I had started when Jesus wore sandals. I knew I would never finish enough squares to fit a queen size bed, nor did the colour appeal to me anymore. So I finished the one remaining block, sewed it together and edged it. It ended up large enough for a twin sized bed. I donated it to Warming Families, one of the local charities I support.

It’s actually made in Red Heart from a vintage bedspread pattern, but I changed it to a 4mm hook and the squares worked out to be close to 13″

Last night in anticipation of a snowstorm forecast for today I madly knitted away on a pair of mittens out of Malabrigo that I bought at
The Purple Purl. Somehow, I managed to use the same pattern, the same needles and the same yarn and knit two completely different sized mittens.


So the smaller one went to the frog pond and I’m reknitting it tonight. Pictures to follow once I’m sure they’re the same size!

Goodies arrived at my door to brighten up an otherwise pretty cruddy day (weather + work). I’m planning to knit myself a teacozy to keep my teapot warm. I’ve started drinking buckets of green, white and red tea at night and find that by the time I finish one cup, the pot is cold. I’ve never had much luck with colour knitting and consistent tension, but I figure that if it’s felted it won’t matter as much.

I also can’t wait to dig into the two books – both have gotten rave reviews.

In addition,

Clara Parkes’ The Knitter’s Book of Yarn
arrived the other day. What an amazing book this is. It is absolutely a must have book for any knitter or

I don’t care anymore if it snows – I’m good to go with a ton of good books and soon to be warm tea!

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2 thoughts on “Let it Snow

  1. and you said i knit fast-both mittens in one night! sorry to hear they turned out different sizes. i finished the green ones for Frost and have started a pair for myself.

    the comfortghans and blanket are lovely!

  2. Beautiful afghans, Sherri. I am sure they will comfort the recipients.

    The twin size blanket is very pretty and I was lucky to see it “live”

    I’m sorry, I didn’t look at the yarn book any better, but I’m glad you are happy with it.

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