I feel like Marguerite... we just had about 8-10 inches the other day then overnight we got another foot! You can hardly see the houses across the street! I was a little worried about this storm! The way they were predicting it, it was supposed to last all day today and when they say 6-12 inches, you just never know what can happen. The reason I was so freaked was I had signed up for a workshop in ALbany, NY which about 45 minutes from me and driving in a half foot or a foot of snow was not something I was really looking forward to... they had stated they were NOT going to rescheudle since there would be speakers from out of town. So my husband set the alarm to up at 5am! (still not sure why since he hit the snooze button too many times) Needless to say I was completely awake now! The snow was fluffy and easy to move and Albany only got 2 inches! So I figured I had to venture down there no matter what was in my driveway or on the street. I am glad I did! It was a very good workshop on children's literature! Mostly about the latest awards from ALA, plus we had a guest speaker - Laura Vaccaro Seeger who actually won two awards this year! Very cool. We we got lunch, I got my 6 hours in that I need for my school district and we left with a small bag of books. One that was funny to see when I got home was "This is the pen that Pa built" ... it is totally about sheep, spinning, weaving and talks aboout wool in the end! Too funny that I walked away with book and no one else. I have an appreciation for it!
I also took some yarn with me and got to start and work on the Ampersand socks! I love having busy hands for 6 hours more or less. It helps me be a better listeners. I took out my socks and cast on, then another girl at my table pulled out her crochet project. A friend of mine also pulled out her current sock project. What fun to have such a crafty table. Then at one point after lunch I looked around past our table to see one of the workshop organizers knitting, a girl at another table knitting a red sock (I think!) and at another table a woman crocheting a baby blanket. It made me smile and when I opened that book when I got home I knew it was next to a perfect day!
Some other things for you to see:
My secret stole:
I have gotten through clue 3 and have been working on a few things for my nieces upcoming second birthday:
A lionbrand Bunny Buddy blanket and
a fruit hat in apple. It is a combo of two patterns really and not just the Ann Norling one which I do love!
Ok, since I have written a book here, I will let the rest of you get on with your lives or at least other blogs!