It snowed in UD.
Not enough to cause the town to shut down, but enough to cause major f*ckery for day to day living.
Watching the kids dig through the outdoor weather bin, I felt like the shoe maker who makes shoes for the village while his kids go bare feet. The first major snow and my kids had to do a mix and match to stay warm while sledding at doggie park.
I’m torn. Do I FINALLY finish the Teen’s blanket? Riddle me this: how long can it stay at 55% on Ravelry? Her socks? The pattern and how it knit up so far is wonderful, but I can’t get motivated to just do it!
I have mittens in various stages of completion. Most are just awaiting a thumb.
If we were squirrels, I’d be done now!
Too bad I have no fertile friends. I could knock a pair of baby mittens off in an hour and a half. Twenty rows, star cast off. No thumb gusset, no waste yarn. Just good ole garter stitch and you are done.
Easy peasy, Japanesy. (Shawshank Redemption is on)
My kids need to make snow balls, pull sleds, make snow families, and come in and out a dozen times
They need their thumbs free.
If I make 8 mittens, I can warm up my kids by the end of the week (tres ambitious of me!), or finish Gloria’s sock and hit a dollar store bin for irregular winter gear.
My money or my time. My money or my time?
Time wins in a photo finish.
The Teen will have her socks, and the kids will have their mittens.
That’s me doing the knuckle crack and preparing for some serious knitting.