It is SO cold out there! No more snow, but the wind is just relentless...still...9 degrees outside with a -10 wind chill. The good news is that my office is on a 2 hour delay today - woo hoo!
Yesterday was a wonderful stay-at-home day. I managed to get some laundry done, some reading and some knitting (finally cast on and started Colin's socks!!). I made a huge pot of corn chowder for lunch which was delicious. My Mom used to make that a lot on snowy days. Of course, she always baked bread on those days as well. I did not do that.
Today's work delay has given me the luxury of (finally) finishing up my fingerless mitts:
I used a Leslie Friend pattern and changed it up just a little. The yarn is Miss Babs Yummy 2 Ply and the color is Dark Orion. I love them. This close up will give a little better idea of the color:
It is sort of a dark steely blue. Love!!
Tyg spent a lot of time outdoors yesterday - he loves the colder weather and show does not bother him at all. He goes out on the patio and *hides* waiting for birds to fly close by. Luckily he was unsuccessful in catching any of them (Fletch did find a mouse on the driveway that Tyg had gotten). But, after so much time outside yesterday he was pretty tired last night.
And he has not yet gone out this morning (which is unusual). Instead he perched with his back end on the table and stretched out over a chair staring out onto the patio:
He is curled up now with paws and tail covering his nose.
More bitter cold is forecast...low of 6 tonight and a low of -1 for Saturday night. I'm hoping for plenty of sun tomorrow when I venture out to meet up with Dee for some coffee and knitting and lunch!
Now I need to have a bit more coffee and then get dressed and ready to go out. Have a great weekend!