It is a snowy a.m. here, but not much - only an inch or so. I think tomorrow will be the dicey day as sleet and freezing rain are forecast for tonight. Today, though, the snow is powdery and light and the roads are not bad. We had/have a 2 hour delay at work, but I'm here already as I have conference calls at 9 and 10.
Howard, from our IT department, loves to bake - he finds it relaxing. Most Mondays find some kind of treat in our main kitchen from Howard. This morning there are sugar cookies in the shape of hearts. Sweet!
The weekend was fun. We celebrated the Chinese New Year at Mailing's parents on Saturday. Here are dumplings in the making:
Everyone (even Colin!) makes beautiful dumplings, nicely pleated. Mine are the ones in front that are a mess - lol. But, they all tasted good. And the table with the beginning of food being brought out:
Everything was delicious. Something new that I had was Chinese cauliflower - delicious!
Just in time, I finished my Sockhead Cowl Saturday night.
The picture of the cowl on me shows the color of the yarn more accurately. I cast on 160 stitches and knit 30 rows of ribbing, then 60 rows of stockinette and another 30 rows of ribbing. It really is longer than necessary, but will keep me warm. I did not wear it today since I was already dressed in a turtleneck and wool sweater.
The first KAL sock (Sunday Swing) is now at the point where I need to pick up the gusset stitches. I brought the Hitchhiker to work in case I have time to knit at lunch.
Like so many of you, we enjoy watching the birds come to our feeders. We have a thistle feeder, one for sunflower seeds, a peanut feeder and a suet feeder. A good variety of birds find their way to our yard in the winter - Flickers, Downy Woodpeckers, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Cardinals, various Finches, Wrens, Doves, Blue Jays, Sparrows, Juncos (my Grandmother always called them snow birds), Starlings, etc. This year missing from the action are Chickadees (one of my favorites - and my Dad used to talk of feeding Chickadees from his hand as a child) and Tufted Titmice. In prior years there have been a ton of those two varieties. I'm curious about why they are not here and wondering if they will show up (hoping they will). Have any of you noticed a change in what birds are around this Winter?
Well, time to get ready for my conference calls. Hoping everyone's week is off to a great start!