Sunday, February 25, 2007

Snow Day, Take 2!

So today has been a beautiful snowy day which comes as a bit of a surprise. The weather people were calling for maybe an inch of snow wih freezing rain. When I woke up there was nothing, but around 9:00 a.m. the snow started and continued until around 4:00. It was the kind with the big, wet pretty flakes that is a bitch to shovel!

That's the view from the front porch. It looks like we got about 4 or 5 inches.

I used the day to pamper myself a bit. Yesterday, Ems came over and we went to Davidson Beauty Supply. It's certainly an advantage having a kid who is in beauty school! We got some Paul Mitchell Shines which are transparent demi colors. I mixed two of them and used that today. It turned out great in that it imparts incredible shine with deposit only color. I try to match mine to refresh it between visits to the salon. I was happy with the result.

The other treat yesterday was the trip to Borders. I had my 30% off one item Borders Rewards coupon that I was itching to use. I was hoping to find the new book Fitted Knits by Stephanie Japel. She had designed a Top Down Cable sweater in the Spring issue of Interweave Knits which I fell in love with. I like the idea of the top down, no side seams knitting! Anyway they didn't have the book on the shelf at Borders. As I was browsing through the knitting books, along comes Denise from the knitting group, carrying a copy of the book! She had special ordered it and told me that they got in 2 of them. So I was able to go to the check out and pick up the other copy! What are friends for! This book has loads of designs that I really like. Here are the "must haves:"

The last one I like, but I would like longer, possibly belled sleeves on it. The back is really nice in that it is very form fitted with the eyelet design going down both sides of the back where the shaping is.

The other book I bought was one called Felt It by Maggie Pace. This book has some funky designs that I really like. I fell in love with the cloche shown below:

I would love to find 2 totally contrasting colors to do that in. I'll know them when I see them! The other design that intrigued me was the Flower Pedal Scarf.

There were several designs with this same type of construction--a flower choker and a star wrap. They are done in alpaca. I really like the design.

WoW! Another plus for this snowy day is the fact that Gone With the Wind is on Turner Classic Movies! There's 4 hours gone!

Mikey has the right idea for the afternoon!

I'm almost finished the first Pop Up Paw glove! I will post a photo when it's done! I wonder if school will be affected by the snow! I doubt they'll let us know until the morning!


  1. I am so jealous about Fitted Knits. I'm still waiting for mine to come in ....

  2. And can you believe they are talking about yet a third storm for this season!! I'm tired of shoveling!

  3. I finished one of those Fitted Knits sweaters yesterday - Alexandra -

    I started the Fitted Knits KAL, just FYI, in case you want me to send you an invite. The KAL is still going strong!