Thursday, April 05, 2007

Snow Day

We didn't have a white Christmas, but looks like we will have a white Easter! 18" of snow today - more than we have had all year. School was closed, so I had the day off. The bad news is that we will have one more day added to the school calendar, the good news was that I got to watch the new Red Sox Ace - Dice K - the multi-million $ pitcher win his first game. We are going to celebrate the spring snow and the Red Sox win by grilling some steaks on the outdoor grill - why not!
We have some friends who live here in the summer and go to Arizona in the winter. They play golf every day and complain about the hot weather - so my DH posed for this picture to send them - It's supposed to be him playing a few rounds of golf - hitting a ball out of a snow trap.

The mail did make it through today and I received a package from my Whoduknit Spring Mystery Swap partner, Patty. In this swap, partners send each other a skein of yarn and then they knit something for their partner from this skein and then mail it back. Patty sent me two beautiful skeins of Artyarns Supermerino handpainted yarn. She also included some goodies - a beautiful washcloth in the colors of Easter eggs, a darling little lamb Pez dispenser (I think my 7 year old granddaughter will claim that!) an Egypt key ring, a reminder of the Whoduknit January book, which took place in Egypt, and CHOCOLATE! Guess she knows I'm a chocoholic. So, I spent part of my snow day looking through knitting books and magazines trying to decide what to make with the yarn that she sent. Any ideas? It's worsted weight - super wash, so no felting, and each skein is 104 yards - so 208 altogether. I have a couple of ideas - but would love to hear yours. She received the yarn I sent to her today too. A skein of fingerweight alpaca yarn in a pretty aqua color that I had no idea what to do with. I can't wait to see what she will make with it. She crochets, so I'm hoping for something crocheted.

Do you think we could just postpone Easter for a week????


Dandy said...

Hi Jane.. wow what a day you must of had.. that much snow at one time... wowzer!! I thought we had it bad here with -15c weather.. (the snow is just about gone tho)but I'd take the cold over more snow anyday.
What a cool idea for an exchange, maybe with the yarn you could make some wrist warmers?? looks like nice fall colors.

Hoppy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Wow! We had a white Easter last year, but just a dusting. It's supposed to be 80 tomorrow! :o)

Have a great holiday!

AR said...

Nice gifts! Not nice weather, though. I can't believe it, we've got it, too.

Hope you have a nice Easter!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow that's a lot of snow! It's getting cold here, too, for Easter, after being into the 80s for quite a while. Always seems to work that way for Easter and Halloween though haha.

Nonna Rose said...

Although it's colder here in PA than it usually is at this time of the year, we are without snow!!! Thinking of you, Jane and wishing you a Happy Easter with or without snow........OY VEY!

Anonymous said...

The weather might be crummy but it sure makes for some nice pictures !!!