Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Socks and Snow

Early Monday morning, the area's third snowstorm in 10 days began and the news was saying that it would be the worst of the 3. I don't think they were joking. I made it to work in an hour and a half, but with the snow continuing, we got an email that we could leave if we felt uncomfortable with staying later. On my way home, I got stuck on a main street that wasn't plowed and is just 4 or 5 blocks from my office. Luckily, I was able to get myself unstuck within several minutes, but I was kicking myself for even leaving the house at all!!

After another hour and a half drive, I made it home to quite a few inches all over the place. I shoveled a bit with my neighbor and then the dogs and I crashed and watched TV. When we went out for the last time, I saw that my neighbor took care of the dogs and shoveled a ledge in the snow around my front 'yard' so that they could have a spot to do their business. Very nice!!

This picture is from this morning and you can see the dog ledge to the left. And the pile of snow just gets larger to the left.

While all of the shoveling was going on, I was working on my second sock. I was planning on sewing a little last night, but since I was doing so well on the sock, I decided to just continue with it and I finished it around 9:15. I did over compensate the tension of the stitches on the second sock and after trying both socks on, I'm not sure which one feels better. The second sock is very snug, but the first sock is really loose in the foot area. And since there is enough yarn left, I started another sock to see how my stitches looks. I will be pulling out one of the first 2 socks to finish the third and end up with a good pair that I can wear. Then, I am trying a different pattern to try and get a better fit!

So far this morning, I am going into work late because the news is showing lots of accidents and bad road conditions on the highways. I'm sure that there won't be many others in the office.
Stay Warm!!


CatQuilter said...

Smart girl, Jill! I made it into work, but I left my wits behind somewhere on 275.

Michelle said...

Be careful!

Beth said...

LOVE the socks!!! I just started my 3rd sock LOL. I can only knit each one as far as the heel because I don't learn the heel trick until the next class on Saturday. At this rate I'll have 2 pairs of socks done by the beginning of March (as long as I keep up with them all between classes hehehe).

Regina said...

You and your knitting! I want to see more black and white photos!!! :-P

Glad you got there and back safely - you absolutely have more snow than we do here! Very strange. And to think last year during retreat I left NY in snow and got to your house in shirtsleeves and A/C!!!

InfinityQuilter/Knitter said...

WOOHOO, you have a PAIR of socks!!! That's funny one is too snug and one is too loose. Reminds me of Goldilocks and the 3 Bears...3rd times a charm!

Hope you got to work alright. That nice of your neighbor to shovel for you and the dogs.

We ended up getting more than an inch yesterday too but the roads were alright this morning. Now if only work would be better. :0( 2 more sleeps until I learn how to make a heel.

Ted and Donna said...

We're heading to Michigan and will be at Karen's overnight on Monday. Get rid of that white stuff! We'll be back through the second weekend in March. Maybe you'll have time for another LaRosa's dinner. We'll do our best.

Jennifer said...

Hope the doggies appreciate their ledge! The socks look great, hope the third one turns out well and will work with one of the other two!

Quilted Quickies said...

Please be careful going to and coming from work! Well at least you have your socks and the doggies to keep you warm!! I'm sure the sock thing will work itself out. They are adorable! Keep warm and stay safe! Big Hugs to Maisy and Max.

Kristie said...

I am so sick of this snow!!! I have been stuck on this hill for weeks! I am starting to go crazy.

I love the yarn that you used in those socks. Very pretty.

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I wouldn't have left the house.. LOL the cold already drives my nerve crazy and being out there would have killed me.. LOL Glad to see that your staying warm.

Libby said...

How did I miss this post?? Those socks are so, so cute!! You did a great job!

lenoirdenantes said...

I hope you do not object to my leaving a comment.
I too have been knitting socks and I have found that the only way to get two identical socks is to make them both at the same time with two sets of needles. One half of each sock resides on the back needle while you knit the other side on the front needle. Knitting circles around socks : knit two at a time on circular needles / Antje Gillingham teaches you how to make two socks on two needles at one time.
Good luck with your knitting. I can see that you are improving.
Karen W.