I love snow, I really do, and living on the southwest coast of BC I don’t get a lot of it. Mother Nature remedied that this week! About 15 inches Saturday night/Sunday and then another 5 or 6 inches last night. It’s really pretty and just not something you see around here very much.
As you can see we haven’t even dug out the old pickup. She’s just sitting there waiting for it to all melt.
Then I went to work and made a snow angel. ‘Cause I’m five. At most. My butt was cold and damp for the entire day as I sat at my desk. Totally worth it!
Then Amy got her angel making mojo going. We are so terribly cool. So there you have it. The beentsy weather network. Apparently the storm has left the province, kinda like Elvis leaving the building I guess, so life should slowly get back to normal. Hopefully it doesn’t melt too fast though. Then we’d have flooding and we already did that two weeks ago with our record rainfalls. You get the feeling the Gods are pissed at us? Hmmmm, maybe.
Now, on a completely unrelated note, I’ve had some request to extend the deadline for the Dulaan contest. There are a few people who need just a bit more time to get their items finished. Who am I to say no to these generous souls. We want Dulaan to get as many items as possible, right? Plus, it’s getting into that Christmas season and folks is just plain busy. So, I’m extending the date by two more weeks. The absolutely final deadline is now December 23, 2006. If you aren’t done by then that’s okay, maybe I’ll do a little mid-winter contest in February and you can enter your creations then.
eta: duh! email me a pici or a link to a pici at sockpal at mail dot com
So, here is a complete review of the game so far, You have until midnight, December 23, 2006 to enter. Each item you knit, crochet, sew, weave, or whatever, will earn you one entry into the contest. One hat – one entry. One set o’ mittens – one entry. Clear like mud? I will announce and contact the winners on Sunday, December 24, 2006. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about it. Winners will be drawn at random from all entries and now, on to the prizes:
Third Prize – two skeins of Regia sock yarn – 100gm balls. Each ball will make a pair o’ socks.
2nd prize – 5 skeins of Classic Elite Maya – 50gm skeins, 50/50 llama and wool. Soft!
1st prize – 1 skein Fleece Artist hand dyed Mohair Locks. 94% mohair/6% wool, 250 grams = 125 metres. Calls for 12 mm needles. Soft, and the purples are amazing! I can’t quite catch how really pretty this is, the colour depth is amazing. In my knitting news I finished 5 more Dulaan items this week and cast on for two more. Of course I was so dazzled by the snow that I didn’t actaully take any pictures of them. Sheesh, what a twit. I’m a bit useless about remembering to take pictures of the important stuff. Like FO’s. I’ve also been doing some Secret Santa knitting that I can’t post picis of in case the recipients are lurking here. I’ll have to post those in a week or two.
Okay, keep warm everyone, I’m out of here for now.