Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yarn Along 2015.2: Frozen Nose Hairs Edition

Joining with Ginny today for the weekly Yarn Along.

It was very cold here this morning-- negative ten Fahrenheit, with no wind (thank goodness!  wind would have made it really cold), and a frozen fog hanging in the air until about two hours after I got to work.  Which meant my nose hairs froze every time I went out of the barn.  I'll kindly spare you pictures of my frozen nostrils, and instead share a picture of the end of my braid, all frosted up where it stuck out from under my coat.

Apparently taking selfies of my frozen braid gives me a triple chin.
Yuck!  Should have taken a picture of the frozen nose hairs.

feeding hay in the fog

fog hovering about 10 feet off the ground as it begins to lift

But, enough about the weather and frozen body parts.  I'm back indoors now, defrosted, and ready to talk about knitting!

I've made a lot of progress on Mom's Birthday Socks in the past six days.  Sock #1 is finished and sock #2 is done all the way through the heel turn.  I'm really happy with how quickly these socks are knitting up.

And coolest of all (I hope I don't run out of yarn; according to yardage on pattern, I should have plenty), I was able to make the socks match! Woo hoo!

 Being my very first pair of striped socks, I wasn't sure if I could do it--figure out where in the skein to start the cast on for the second pair so that the stripes would line up.  Beginner's luck, or lucky guess, or maybe I sorta do understand how to do this, whichever it is, Mom will be getting matching striped socks for her birthday in a few weeks.

Meanwhile, I finished the Miss Julia book I was reading last week-- oh so fun-- and have started a new book for this week.  A Quilt for Christmas is set in Civil War era Kansas.

How about you? What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. The socks look great. Your Mum is going to love them.

  2. Nice! It's always a relief when the socks end up matching! I love the photo of the fog hovering over your horse. Very cool shot.

  3. Very nice pictures of the winter. Your socks are adorable!