jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Friday, January 12, 2007

What Happened Over Christmas Vacation?

Here's the first post about my Christmas vacation. :-)
Proof that even kitties get cabin fever! Here is the view from outside my front(and only) door.

Dogs? Where!

Interior View: what you can't see that's SO funny is that Furball (the middle head) is standing on Bear(the black one). Speedy' so big he just stretched above the other two.

Jacy -New hat, new scarf - old hair

How I spent my birthday: Jacy has new hair.

So we survived THE SNOW of '06. Albuquerque doesn't have snow like this very often. It mostly snows in the mountains just east of the city limits. That mountain chain protects the west slope from a lot of weather.But if the weather blows up from far enough south, or gets stalled by a front the way this last storm did, then we get nailed.
This one was so extreme that we had no mail or newspaper delivery for 2 days.
I didn't even bother to try to move my car till the 2nd of January. One of my neighbors dug his car out the day after the snow and shoveled snow in back of every car a good 2 feet deep between him and the street. Nice, huh?

Okay - knitting content -well, crochet actually.

You know how you see a pattern and you like it and you think, "Hmmmm, there are only 28 rows in this. I can do that in three days 'cause I'm on vacation?" And you start in because you have 3 skeins of yarn lying around and that 's exactly what pattern calls for? And you get to row 19 and you run out of 2 of the 3 skeins it promised this will use? And so you have to go out and BUY more yarn -2 more skeins to be sure?And then you find the mistake in row22 and rip it back and it takes 4 MORE DAYS to finish it?!?!!!!??? So much for the 3 day quickie Christmas gift..... I hope they like it.
I think it turned out beautifully. Don't you?