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So I live in Oregon for the basic fact that it's green and the weather is usually mellow. We get our fair share of rain, and a few sunny days,but if it snows we are lucky to see 1/4" and then to have it stick is Amazing! Well right now as I look out my window we have 10+" of snow, and atleast 1/2" of ice on top of that to make it seem like someone has dumped shlack all over the place. My kids, who are 7 and 5, have spent about 3 hours a day out in the snow since it began to fall last Sunday, decided to go out and play today. You see the ice came last night. Well the poor darlings actually got bruises on their shins from their feet finally crunching through the ice and their legs banging against it on the way down through the snow. I felt so bad, like I should have known that would happen and not let them out in the first place,ya know? Anyway they came in and we made the traditional sugar cookies for Santa, when my mind started to realize that if the conditions are really that horrid outside, it might delay the yarn and goodies I just ordered from Knitpicks! Oh the humanity! I'm almost to the heel of my 2 at a time, toe up magic loop socks, and I realized I'm going to be done with them soon. Which I'm thrilled with, finally a project for me!, but then the excitement of finally finding a sweater pattern that doesn't make me want to run screaming from the building, is really hard to wait to start. I went to the library and checked out the book Nordic Felted Knits, I like to read a book before I buy, and I found this wonderfull simple, but gorgeous sweater simply called "Chic Sweater" It's done in a garter stitch, then felted and has some fine beads attached. So I ordered Wool of the Andes Bulky in Emerald, and now I'm waiting, waiting, waiting. And I'm really not good at waiting. But I guess if I keep telling my kids they can do it then so can I.
So that's my day, filled with snow, cookies, yarn and, sigh, waiting.

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