Saturday, November 24, 2007

snow squalls

Alas, the inevitable has happened...we have our first snow of the year...well the first "permanent" snow anyway. It's quite cold out too, which, I suppose, goes along with the whole snow thing, but it's still a bit of a shock, seeing as how we've had an insanely warm, even hot Fall this year. With the snow comes the annual parade of "people who forget how to drive on snow" accidents--you would think most people who have lived in a northerly clime most or all of their lives would remember that ice is slippery--and news of people keeling over whilst shovelling snow...fun stuff.

Anywho, I have been churning out thread flakes like there's no tomorrow, mostly for giving purposes, here's a look at a few:


In case you are wondering, yes, they are all the same...an impossibility in Nature as it were, so let's just call it a craft anomaly, which is merely me using the same pattern because it was easier than switching between four or five different ones, especially when you have a bunch to make.

In between crafting the snow storm in my living room, and dealing with everything else that life can throw at a person, I managed to procure Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts magazine, and even though the practicality of this is a leetle bit dubious in my mind, couldn't resist making one of the garter mug cosies:


The reason I questioned the practicality is because I figured this would have to be thrown in the wash all the time (especially if the person who is using the mug/cosy is me) and I think the pattern actually called for 100% wool...which went completely against my better judgment, so I just used some of 'me old suckrylic' I had hanging around, and I think it looks purty good if I do say so myself...I won't say what Cee thought of it...only that he asked me to please not make a 'diaper' for his cup, too. That is Tigger (Tee Eye Double Guh Err) on the cup, by the way, I'm not exactly sure how he feels about it, he's not talking.

3 comments:

Vik said...

Pretty picture! Dark blue sky and your snowflakes!
You know Kiki, I thought the same as you about the mug cozy pattern! Anyways it´s just for one mug -not for all of them!

Brie (Wibit) said...

I love the snowflakes!!! They would look stunning hanging in a window. I like the mug cozy too but I dont drink any hot drinks but it makes me want to.......

Sharon said...

Gorgeous snowflakes, Kiki! Cee might call the mug cozy a "diaper" but I think of it more as a "bib". ^o^ Whatever it's called, it is very cute!