Saturday, February 20, 2010

Another Snowy Saturday

It started snowing again sometime in the middle of last night and we continued to see light snow fall until about noon today. I know I'm not the only person in Minnesota who's getting really tired of the seemingly endless cold and snow we're experiencing this winter. At least the days are getting noticeably longer, plus hearing cardinals singing outside is another nice reminder that spring really isn't that far off.

The one good thing about this winter for me has been that I've had plenty of time for knitting. In the photo below you can see what I've gotten knitted so far this month for the Afghans for Afghans 2010 Youth Campaign. The green socks on the left are almost done as is the hat in the top center. When I bought that yarn I thought it was just about the ugliest color of yarn I had ever seen, but it's knitting up pretty neat into that hat. The socks just below it are knit of the same yarn and I thought it was interesting how the same variegated yarn ends up looking totally different when knitted into two different projects.
These projects have to arrive at the Afghans for Afghans headquarters in San Francisco by March 1st, so I'll have to be ready to ship the package by next Friday. I hope to be able to complete one more of each item this next week -- hat, socks and mittens. I'll post one more picture later in the week to show you the final outcome of my knitting efforts.

6 comments:

Mama Pea said...

Really nice knitted items, as usual, Ruthie. Can't believe you're STILL getting more snow. Bet all your birds have really, really appreciated all your feeders this year!

Gaelyn said...

Dropped a couple more inches at the canyon today also, but looks like you have more.
Ruthie, you are really one prolific knitter. I like the way the verigated hat looks much better than the socks in the same yarn.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks so nice, I'm sure the Afghan people will appreciate all they get, since they are such a poor country. I like the colors of everything, they are varied for sure.
I didn't think we would get so much snow, I was outside 2 hrs snowblowing everything clean again. We still have March to go yet and the way things have been going it will in April too.

MOM

Dave said...

Send some snow my way. :)

RuthieJ said...

Thanks Mama Pea. About 52" of snow so far this winter and we've had more than 6" of snow on the ground since early December. I sure wish I could share some of it with you!

Hi Gaelyn,
Hopefully your Grand Canyon snow won't last too long.
(I got those green socks finished this afternoon and another pair started!)

Thanks Mom. It's been fun using up some more yarn from my cupboard.
I heard you got much more snow yesterday than we did. :-(

Hi Dave,
I would be more than happy to share our overabundance of snow with you. Better yet....we could just trade homesteads for a few weeks. I'm sure you'd love Minnesota and Mr. Johnson and I would really like to visit Alaska!

Taos Sunflower said...

Wow...you sure cranked out those socks in a hurry once you decided to donate to them. Good job! I sent a box this past week, also. I hope the kids love them.