That would be a (at least) 3' snowdrift resting on the flat roof of my neighbour's kitchen.
Spring is what? Eleven days away? Sure. OK.
OK. On to more exciting stuff!
We have a WINNER! All the names went into a bowl, and one was chosen -
Chaos and Mayhem's Mom Chris!
And the chosen design? Kimberley, hands down. Thanks to EVERYONE who voted, wow, I received a lot of entries... And, it was great fun going through them all, and discovering some really cool blogs in the process.
I also want to thank you all for your advice on the neighbour situation. It is a sticky situation, and it seems to have settled itself for now. I've decided that I will look into getting a locked mailbox, as it seems to be the best solution. Although I really am hoping that it won't happen again, deep down inside, I don't have a warm and fuzzy feeling that it won't. So, instead of waiting for that to occur... May as well nip it now.
And this week in knitting...
Well, you may not believe it. Western Seas? The Never-Ending-Gansey-From-Hell? The body. Completed. Yes. Completed, including the collar. I did take a picture, but being navy blue, it just shows up as a big dark blob, so you'll have to take my word for it. And although I'm supposed to be knitting the Adult Petite size...this sucker is HUGE. Because my tension - WAY off. A whole 3 sts per 4" off at the top. Not sure why. Oh wait, yes I do. The tension when I started was spot on. I, uh, must have "loosened" up as I progressed along...that's what you get for knitting a gajillion stocking stitches in spurts over *cough* two years *cough cough*. But, I have more than enough yarn to finish the entire sweater. And I really, really don't want to know how tightly you'd have to knit this gansey yarn to get the finished fabric any denser than it already is. Besides, it was meant as an outdoor sweater... Oh well.
The sleeves. Oh right, I still have to do those... Wait for 'em.
Hey! Laleli has a completed body!
Tension on this baby is EXACTLY as it should be. Now on to finish Delores' body. And you know... with all this snow, I hope you'll understand why I felt the need (despite my other WIP's, oh shut up!) to start this:
"Endless Summer" from Fiddlesticks Knitting, in a yummy, warm green that's actually a bit "greener" than it appears in the picture, with blue accents. AND - it's lace. But never fear! Fiddlesticks Knitting charts are Lousy-Lace-Knitter-Brigitte proof! She takes the guess work and the head scratching decrease/increase calculations out of my dorky lace hands, and tells you exactly when, where and how much to work. Ah, it makes me feel good just to look at it...
So, I leave you with this, to hopefully inspire you to keep shovelling and slip sliddin' away, knowing that spring cannot be too long off...