My high school friend Lynne! She guessed May 27. Truthfully, I didn’t look yesterday, but it is all gone today. There was still a bit of ice under some dirt there last Thursday.
In other news.
You might think I’ve been ignoring the blog. You might not be wrong. I still can’t get in from home on my iPad, and it’s a pain to post from there anyhow (wordpress admin platform issue). And I regularly can’t get in on my laptop. But I seem to almost always be able to get in on the old, old, old PC.
And I’m very unhappy with the new flickr set-up. It takes forEVER to load, on my iPad, laptop, and PC. Sure it’s pretty, but I don’t care what it looks like. I want to be able to go in and quickly manage or grab the photos I want.
Pics, so this isn’t a totally photo-less post…
I’ve been snorgling these puppies… they’re 4 weeks old here, and related to my girls.
Random shot around the yard from a week or so ago, before the deluge. That rhododendron in the background is beginning to bloom!
I saw these folks earlier this month in NH… and will see some of them again this weekend at Fiber Frolic!
A friend and I went down to Portland for a class in making Latvian Mittens. They are quite the art form and have a rich and interesting history, like much knitting.
Here are some photos of everybody’s mittens,
Compare mine in orange/purple in the body (red fringe) and another person’s in purple/orange (green fringe). They look so different! She used orange for pattern and purple for contrast, and I did vice-versa.
I yanked some more on the fringe on mine when I got home, and now it’s better!
All good, though, as I learned how to make that fringe, and the braid. I’m still a tad fuzzy on the finger end of the mitten… how the decreases and color work to make those ridges of color. But I’ll figure it out.
I didn’t want to clog up the snowmelt contest post…
A yoked sweater!
I have to steek this and put in the zipper. Actually, I have to go buy a zipper, and then steek the sweater and put in the zipper. It’ll be my first steek.
I was happily knitting along in the yoke portion, loving the rhythm of the two colors and of catching the floats, and I missed the instructional words to the side of the chart that said “don’t knit this row, or this one, or this one”… And so I had to rip back. You can see the yoke looks too tall here, and I wasn’t loving the white.
Well, it seems it has become a tradition to have a contest to guess when the big piles of snow at work will melt (check out the category “contest” down on the right side). As it is the first day of spring, it’s time to announce the contest!
Guess when these piles of snow will melt. As in be ALL gone, no ice in the mud, just damp. There are two piles of snow this year, so whichever melts LAST.
Pile 1 (this has been the bigger pile in the past couple years, but not this year).
Pile 2 (this was the bigger pile in the first few years, and seems to be this year too).
Rule! One guess. Put it in the comments in this post.
Deadline for guesses! March 30, 5 pm.
Two winners! One will be chosen randomly, and one will be the winner for the closest date to the actual all gone and melted date. In the unlikely event that two people guess the same date and it is the melt date, I’ll draw randomly. If two people guess either side of the melt date, I’ll take the one who guesses the closest date BEFORE it is all gone vs after.
Prizes! Fair warning, I’m destashing… If a non-knitter wins, I’ll grab a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Possibilities include yarn or fiber, enough for a small project. Here are some, but there is more… If you have a website or Ravelry profile, I’ll look around and see what you have and like to work with and offer some things that I think you might like.
I have some spinning fiber, but no pictures. And 6 Encore Worsted in an orange/pink/white, great for a small girl… happy to send all of that off, enough for a sweater.