An unexpected Welcome to Winter

It all started on thursday when we decided to rent a post hole digger to drill some holes at the top of the driveway for some fencing. We had a skift of snow wednesday but we were good, the ground was’t frozen and we still had a while to get the fencing up before winter was really upon us.

This is the post hole digger and let me tell you its every bit as heavy as it looks, if not heavier. Pulling that thing up and down through the dirt…. or in our case ROCKS was no small feat. Dragging the frigger from hole to hole was also a treat!

After much tiresome work and the occasional angry outburst we succeeded in getting all the holes dug and still had time to get a load of sand before it got dark. Load was an understatement, we piled the truck soooo full of sand that we had to drive 40km all the way home because the front of the truck was raised so much and wobbling all over the place. I tried to tell him it was too much but you know what men are like…… nough said!

In order to relieve some of the pressure off the poor truck we unloaded about half of the sand into a pile leaving half on the truck to fill in the holes with. It was too dark to do anything with it that night so we left it…. for two days. At the end of day one the sand was completely frozen…. both the pile AND the sand on the back of the truck grrrrrrrrrrreat!!

 That was yesterday, this morning we woke up to a full blown winter storm…. could this get any better. Its been snowing since late last night and it is now 3 in the afternoon with no sign of it letting up. Big massive snowflakes falling down, piling on top of the foot thats already there.

Needless to say the holes we dug, are nowhere to be seen. At this point i’m just hoping for one sunny day so we can get that fencing up before we have to bunker down for winter. Fingers crossed all our hard work wasn’t for nothing.

Now how about we forget that its snowing madly outside and focus on some knitting k?

Pattern: Mystery Beret by Woolly Wormhead

Yarn: Cascade 220 Heathers

Needles: 4.5mm

Start Date: November 7th 2008

Finish Date: November 13th 2008

This was an enjoyable knit! The cascade blocked out beautifully to show off the wonderful pattern. This beret is alot lighter than my gretel beret. I couldn’t believe how weightless it feels when its on.

Think this one is going to be tucked away as a pressie.

 


 

No longer a mystery

Finally the rain has stopped long enough for me to get some decent pictures! These are my finished Mystery Socks, I finished these with minutes to spare before the end of the month of October. I said I’d finish them by the end of the month and gosh darn it I did.

Pattern: Through the Loops Mystery Socks by Kirsten Kapur

Yarn: Koigu Premium Merino KPM Robin’s egg blue

Needles: U.S. 2

Start Date: October 12th 2008 

Finish Date: October 31st 2008

These were such a yummy knit! The cable/lace pattern tried to kick my butt the first few attempts but with a little perseverence and some quiet time with my sock I was able to win them over.

I think this is the quickest I have ever knit a pair of socks. If it wasn’t for my whole MUST get them done by the end of the month I probably wouldn’t have completed them cause I was having severe SSS.

It is hard to get pictures of finished socks without my trusty photographer, other people just wanted to be the star of the show.

These mystery socks were so much fun that when I spied a Mystery Beret KAL on Ravelry I joined instantly. Again I was a little late to the party but clue two had just been posted the day before so I figured i’d have enough time to catch up. It only took one evening to get caught up and as it turns out clue 3 was the final clue so it was definately a quick knit.

These shots were taken after finishing clue 2. The Meret as Woolly Wormhead calls it is now complete and blocking nicely on a dinner plate.

Wait till you see the completed beret!