This is the view out our window this morning:
Now, I know many of you from other parts of the country (I'm looking at you Marguerite!) think this is laughable that this would snow us in, but this is the great Pacific Northwest. While we can deal with lots of rain and grey skies, snow and ice brings us to a screeching halt! We have many hills and don't have the snow removing equipment to deal with it. We actually probably could get out of our driveway with our 4 wheel drive, but discretion is the better part of valor and we have chosen to stay put. I had gone to the granddaughters for the weekend and instead of coming home Saturday night, decided to wait until Sunday. Oops! This is what greeted me the next morning:
I would not have gotten out of Ben & Abby's housing development without the 4 wheel drive, but the freeway was clear. In fact, there was almost no snow between our house and theirs, but our house had as much snow as they did! Another weather oddity of our area – snow can be really hit and miss.
Maggie really, really loves the snow and one of her favorite games is catch the snowball:
That was taken yesterday – we've had about 5-6 more inches since then. This morning while I was standing on the deck taking pictures, this little guy was terribly put out that I was standing by his feeder:
So, we've been snug as bugs in our warm house, watching movies, scrapbooking, knitting, and just generally being lazy. I did get quite a bit accomplished on hubby's sweater. The body and neckline are done and I've started on the sleeves:
Not a great picture. The neckline doesn't ruffle like that. So far it seems to fit him very well. We weren't sure if we would even get mail delivery today, but the USPS came through and delivered this:
12 skeins of Knit Picks Gloss in Sea Spray. This will be for my Cape Cod gansey. Thank you Ben and Abby for the gift certificate! I lost no time in casting on:
Unfortunately in my haste I miscounted and cast on 50 stitches less than I should have – discovered after the first two rounds. Off to start over!
In the meantime, I've gotten a lot of scrapbooking done while cooped up – here's one of my newest pages: