A Little Something for the Snow-Deprived
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At the top, two weeks ago (6 February) we had just gotten another little dusting of snow. I grabbed this picture of the sunrise from a local webcam. You can see a bit of one of the marinas, the pier, and one of the channel lights.
In the middle, the best picture of the pier and channel light in the snowstorm. The rest were so swirled with snow that they just looked like gray blurs.
At the bottom, the same view this morning as we got a brief sunny gap between bands of snow. The channel has filled up with ice and floating slush.
Yesterday morning, first thing, we got up and my husband drove us into the teeth of the storm.
We had planned all week to go to an auction, and we didn't let more snow stop us. We left early so we could go out for breakfast first.
The highway was snowy.
I had Belgian waffles with strawberries, but I left my camera in the car while we ate.
This auction trip was mainly my husband's. It was one of four auctions selling off things from an unmarried guy who liked to buy cooking stuff (George Foreman grills, crockpots and slow cookers, pots and pans) and never opened the boxes!
But the place was really packed and the bidding was competitive. My husband did get a nice made-in-Austria cabbage board, but it was clear that many people showed up for the cooking stuff, as it was going for around 75% of retail.
Then they auctioned off a bag of yarn: Red Heart in beige, green, and brilliant orange. I managed to restrain myself.
After the crowd thinned out, our son and I took a couple of the empty chairs and I worked on the rainbow mittens.
I'm mostly adding the thumbs on the way Alex shows on her blog, Knit-R-Done. I did have to fudge a little and add an extra plain round at first to keep the base of my thumb from getting squished, but how happy would I be if I could just follow a pattern and not play with it?
Eventually they had sold off the other boxes my husband was interested in, and he drove us home. I sat in my knitting spot, worked on mittens, and took a picture of the bird feeder from the loveseat.
(The yellow is the camera's reaction to the fluorescent bulb in the ceiling light.)
First thing this morning, we had more snow!
It looks like a good day to try and finish this pair of mittens.