We were getting cocky here in Minnesota. Several days with temps above 70F led us to believe spring was actually here. The maples were blooming, the Virginia bluebells in my garden were coming up…and then this.
I suppose you got a taste of it in Colorado, but at least in the mountains, one expects some snow into early summer even. My biggest concern is that we will skip spring all together and go straight to summer after this is over.
To add insult to injury, I got my first nasty cold of the 07/08 winter as a harbinger of the snow storm. It didn’t help that I had business dinners on Wednesday and Thursday and so never really got to rest and recover. At least with the yucky weather today I don’t have to feel bad about not being outside gardening.
I watched dumb TV (though I did learn some tips for surviving a fall through the ice - with the weather today, it may come in handy) and knit all last night as therapy . I will spend part of my morning today ripping out what I knit last night. I suppose the cold funk kept me from realizing just how sloppy the heel was on this sock. I need to make the heel flap a few stitches narrower and perhaps execute it in a stitch that will also help draw it in a bit, then I think I will like the fit of this self-designed thing. The cuff pattern, which I will keep, is called Cloverleaf Rib and is from Barbara Walker’s 3rd book, I think. It is a super simple pattern to memorize and gives enough of a rib to structure the cuff. I’m undecided as to weather (I mean, whether, LOL!) to add some plain ribbing at the top or not.
We are pretty concerned about Pearl. He’s lost another pound and is eating even less. We’ve tried tempting him with salmon, kitty treats, chicken livers, etc., but he only nibbles. He still enjoys curling up in laps and follows us around the house. I hope it warms up again soon so he can enjoy curling up in the sunshine on the deck.
I will join him.