The Eagles won! Now, most of you know that I could give a hoot who plays or wins at sports...just not my thing. But, I have to admit I was rooting for the Eagles...the reason being that it was announced at work on Friday that if the Eagles won the Super Bowl, my office would be closed on Monday. Woo-Hoo! I didn't watch (I was watching Victoria), but I checked the score on my phone periodically. Then my son texted me that they had won and then Dee texted me to say enjoy your day off! So, I'm sitting in my office at home. I'm glad I did not have to venture out. This is what my backyard looked like earlier:
Everything glittering! Ice on the branches and my clothesline. This was taken through our patio door looking out to the garden and our woods beyond.l The structures on the right are a type of greenhouse cover - we have kale and collards growing.
Fletch walked last night after 11 p.m. and said everything was glare ice. Colin did drive into his office this a.m. and he said the roads were not bad (but the sidewalks were icy), and my friend Carol, down in Maryland, said everything was icy down there. I'm happy to stay in.
Saturday we did venture down to DE to see my brother and his wife. We had a great lunch of homemade soup and cornbread. I had made a salad to go with it all and, of course, a lovely bottle of red wine. We drove back mid-afternoon stopping to grocery shop before getting home since the forecast for Sunday was pretty miserable.
After breakfast Sunday I set up my swift and ball winder and got out the red yarn for my February socks (Malabrigo in Tiziano Red). Oy! Hateful stuff!!! The yarn snagged on my swift and the ball winder. I had to take it off and wind the yarn by hand. It was a huge mess. I'm not sure why and it could be my fault, but it took ALL day yesterday and about half an hour this morning to finally get it wound. Whenever I started to get aggravated I'd stop - I knew if I continued I'd pull too hard and break the yarn - LOL.
Between winding sessions yesterday I did pull out my Sigla sweater that I started last year and was able to figure out where in the pattern I am. I didn't knit anything on it, but plan to get in some rows today.
I did do the random number thingy this morning and the winner of my extra copy of By Hand Serial Lookbook #5 is Mereknits - Meredith, please send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your snail-mail address and I will get the book out to you this week!
OK, I'm off to read a few blogs and then figure out a pattern for my red socks!! Hope everyone is having a good day.