Sunday, February 22, 2009

~ Dreary Sunday........

It's a dreary, damp day here in the Northeast. We have a snowstorm moving it's way up the coast, but it started as freezing rain or just plain rain in some areas. We were fortunate with the storm we had during last week and only picked up another 6 inches or so. I'm hoping we are just as lucky this time :)
(Thursday's storm)
Things have been rather quiet here the last couple of days. Not much in the way of "farm" news. Even Danny Dog is bored :) He's laying on top of a round bale. He's waiting for a cat to come out of the barn so he can chase it! Our female is in heat so we have a stray Tom cat or two around. Danny just loves his job of running them off. He and Banjo spend a lot of time "playing" while we do chores. They are always under your feet, which is right where we want them :)

I spent the last two evenings knitting and finished my magic stripe socks. This is fun yarn and I will definately make another pair. The great thing is they fit. I didn't try to match the yarn for the second sock. I really didn't care if the stripes matched or not. I think they are cute just the way they are :)

I've already picked out my next knitting project which will be a pair of fingerless gloves for a special friend so the socks will have to wait a little bit. It's great to have these fun projects to look forward too.

I've done a little more spinning of the Gotland lambswool - I hope to have that 4 ozs spun up this week. Not sure what I'm going to make with that.

Hope your all having a nice sunday :)

14 comments:

City Mouse said...

Wow - the picture of the barn in the snow storm is just wonderful! The dogs too of course - we have a Sheltie that is going to have to get used to country life pretty soon. Looks like you have a pair of pretty awesome dogs - gorgeous!

Gayle said...

I love the shot of the dog on the hay bale. Very cute. We've had some snow recently, too. I am looking forward to the end of it!

Candy Duell said...

Our house is looking alot like yours, we got about 6" of snow, and it is still coming down. But it is warm out, and the roads are not to bad.

I love your socks! Very cute.

Christy said...

Those socks are great! Do you have a spinning wheel? All I have is a drop spindle.

ChristyACB said...

Now those are fantastic socks and a reason all on their own for learning to knit.

Adkins Family farm said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one tired of snow. It is still snowing here. There is about 8 inches outside. I wanted to say that I read your blog religously. I love it and just wanted to say to keep those good posts and pic's a coming.

Rikkij said...

Hi, thanks for stoppin by my tiny spot. Love the way your place looks. Our place looks about the same. Animals everywhere eating the greenbacks. I love Maine, except Jan til April. Stay warm and dry. ~Rick

nytesong said...

cute socks!

DayPhoto said...

Snow! Lots of snow! Good for water and for staying inside from, but oh my can it ever be white. White on white.

I love your socks! You do nice work!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Throwback at Trapper Creek said...

Great socks, but you know I love the dogs playing!

Claire said...

Wicked good socks! I wish I knew how to knit socks. I only recently learned how to knit, and even that is only the basic stitch. I can't even purl yet. Sigh.

Jody Blue said...

I'm a snow lover, so really enjoy the pictures! I am very imprssed w/ the socks. I'm just learning to knit.

ga.farmwoman said...

Hi Deb,
The pictures are great. Since we don't get much snow here, I enjoy seeing it. Even in photos.
I love the socks. I used to knit years ago. I think I still have my knitting needles somewhere. After seeing your beautiful work, it makes me want to hunt them up.
Have a great weekend.
Pam

Deb said...

City Mouse,
Thank you :) Life wouldn't be the same here without Banjo and Danny Dog. We think they are pretty great and they are good help around here.

Gayle,
Thank you....
Dan loves to jump on the hay bales and jump off. I'm really looking forward to green grass!

Candy,
I'm pretty sick of snow! Granted, everything looks beautiful but I'd rather have warm weather :)

Christy,
Yes - I actually have three wheels. I also have a couple of drop spindles which I enjoy using.

ChristyABC,
Thank you - the finer yarns can be intimidating but once you get past that, the striped socks are fun to make.

Adkins Family Farm,
Thank you very much. Always glad to know people enjoy the blog :)
We are in for more snow Sunday and Tuesday - guess spring won't be here for awhile...:(

Rikkij,
Your welcome :) Enjoyed your writing.....the hay does go quick this time of year. I pray there are green shoots under all that snow! It's fertilizer right?

Nytesong,
Thanks :)

Linda,
Your right about that!! Snow everywhere. The socks are fun :)

Nita,
I knew you would like the dog photos :)

Claire,
Thanks - you are well on your way to making socks. If you can knit and purl, you can make anything!

Jody Blue,
I love the snow as well - I get frustrated when it comes all at once but I would't trade winter for any other season.
Good luck with your knitting!

Pam,
Thanks - glad you enjoy the snowy pictures. I love your farm photos - green grass, it just looks warm! I know that's coming eventually :)
Dig those needles out, you will be glad you did :)

You have a great weekend as well!