My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Snow Day

It started snowing here Friday night. When I got up yesterday morning, this was the view out my window:


By late morning, there were white-out conditions from my view on the couch:


Looking down at the street:


Our building engineer and his crew kept shoveling the walks all afternoon:


And at least one foolhardy soul took a car out:


I spent a few entertaining minutes watching them push said car.

I spent the day doing this:


And this morning the sun came out!


I could hear snowplows through the night — they did a great job of clearing out.

Lucy is feeling frisky today, so I gave her an early Christmas gift — a straw ball sent to her from Anne Marie in Philly.


Boy, does she ever like it!


It’s very lightweight and moves well when she bats at it.


And there is a second ball, for when she bats this one under the fridge or something. 😉

Thanks, Anne Marie!


  1. Ah, the ol’ ball under the fridge manuever. I know it well.

  2. We call under the fridge “Mousie Heaven” because it’s where so many of Charlie’s mousies go to die. I end up on my hands and knees trying to hook them out with the handle of our fly swatter at least once a week.
    .-= Julie´s last blog ..I upgraded =-.

  3. Glad you didn’t have to go out in the white stuff.

    Also familiar with the evil ball-under-furniture trick.

  4. Lucy’s frisky because you turned the heat on. 😉 Have a nice snow day. It’s melting fast here so I’ll venture out this afternoon.
    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Christmas Knitting C minus 30 =-.

  5. Wow, they did a GREAT job of clearing the streets! That’s more than they do for us here! What a great day to stay indoors and kniiiiiiiiiiit!
    .-= PlazaJen´s last blog ..My Marching Band =-.

  6. Keep the yardstick handy to retrieve ball from under fridge.
    aka The Voice of Experience
    .-= kmkat´s last blog ..Oddities. =-.

  7. I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you getting your “snow day” tomorrow!
    .-= Knitnana´s last blog ..Sunny Sunday Before Christmas =-.

  8. margieinmaryland says:

    They ploughed your road!! I’m jealous. We are sitting at the bottom of a hill on a very secondary side street. We’ll be lucky to see a plough tomorrow!

    Shawl is looking good!

  9. I saw the snow around DC on the news last night — that’s a lot of snow, even by our Canadian standards LOL!
    .-= Anne Featonby´s last blog ..A new look for a new year…. =-.

  10. Fed Gov CLOSED Monday! Enjoy the knitting and kitty time :^)

  11. Norma Horan says:

    I found four balls under my bed today when I was getting out the leaves for my dining room table in preparation for Christmas dinner!

  12. Enjoy your snow day on Monday. I hope you, Lucy and Lucy’s daddy have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! I so love your blog and look forward to the new postings in 2010.

  13. I recognize those white-out conditions as we had them here a few hours before they reached you. We’re sitting in 24 inches of snow, but did manage to get the cars shoveled out today. Enjoy your Snow Monday!

  14. Your weekend sounds much like ours! Wish I could say I got a lot of knitting done, but have caught up on the blog. I think it’s good to have a time to take a breath during the holiday season. Hope you are safe, warm and wishing you all the best in the holidays and the coming new year!
    Joan a/k/a FSK
    .-= Joan´s last blog ..OK, so I couldn’t resist! =-.

  15. anne marie in philly says:

    steven and meredith say: “meow, cousin lucy, we are so happy you like our xmouse present!” 🙂

  16. We so enjoy pics of your beautiful Lucy. Such a babe! Happy snow Monday!

  17. We got our snow late Saturday into Sunday. Definitely pretty!
    .-= Seanna Lea´s last blog ..two days and one night =-.

  18. Know you were wishing for “snow days off” for Christmas, but it looks like they got the streets open.

    We retrieve things from under the refrigerator with a yardstick sweep. All cats seem to feel the need to deposit their toys there for safe keeping, it would seem.
    .-= Barbara-Kay´s last blog ..My Santas =-.

  19. Glad to see you are comfy, cozy and safe and not suffering from the big white dump the weather took on your side of the country.

    Love the kitteh playing pictures.

  20. Best way to retrieve cat toys from under stoves, fridges, dressers, bookshelves: a four-foot garden stake.

  21. Happy snow day to you! Enjoy it’s beauty. Here in the southwest – no snow – bright sunny skies and mild temps.

  22. snow, wow
    .-= lilah´s last blog tartlets =-.

  23. I am in London and all I can think of is how homeless cats will survive this weather…