This is what things looked like when I got up this morning:
Trust me, there's a street out there. You just can't see it.
I'm going to be selfish and save some of my FO shots for later - it's not often that I get to take pictures in natural light in the middle of winter and I want to milk that a bit longer.
For today, I finally got around to weaving in the ends on my replacement favorite socks:
Pattern: Gentleman's Shooting Stockings with Fluted Pattern from Nancy Bush's Knitting Vintage Socks
Yarn: Dream in Color Smooshy, colorway ? (rare gem) with a hint of Black Parade at the toe
Needles: size 1 addi lace 47" circular needle for magic loop
Mods: I didn't make any on purpose. But because I ran out of yarn on the last toe, I probably made the legs a bit longer than I have in the past.
I know I've said it before but this really is one of my absolute favorite sock patterns. The fit is great, thanks to a pattern that is stretchy but snug at the same time. The pattern shows off handpainted yarns without obscuring the coloring. And, perhaps most importantly, the pattern is super easy to memorize and I can knit it while I read. There's even calf shaping, which makes for a very nice fit.
Hmm, I've almost talked myself into casting on for another pair right now.
So what else did we do here at chez Tinks and Frogs? We spent quite a bit of time watching the snow.
It was utterly fascinating.
The day certainly ended well - my boss just called to say that the building is closed tomorrow, too. Snow days really are a beautiful thing. Especially when you get two!