Sock for Andrea continues to move right along, completed heel since I last wrote and now almost 40 rows down the foot. If all goes according to plan should finish #1 in next few days. Then will immediately start on #2.

When I'm not knitting have been (sit down and get ready)  plying, the most disliked part of spinning my own yarn. Was absolutely necessary, didn't have any empty bobbins. So far have done two light gray, 2 variegated leftovers, and 2 half full assorted greens. The bottom layer on the big plying bobbin is the assorted greens, current mix is more blue-green stuff. Pixs below.

Can actually see a bit of bare ground, where driveway was plowed. With temps at night since well below freezing and daytime highs in upper 40's to low 50's the snow has settled and started melting even in some places water is running down hill.

I put off my planned trip to town will wait another week. Sahnte and John are going in Thursday and will pick up LE Cukes, tzatziki and navel …

This and That

I've been giving some of my handspun leftovers to Christine at our knitting bee's, she so far has made a sweater and two vests. This has happened over maybe a two year period. Latest vest. Glad to see the leftovers used and appreciated.
 Two or three days now without any new snow, still enuff out there tho that I won't see bare ground until maybe mid April. Has been one of the tougher winters since I've been living here. Last two years might have gotten 2 feet total of snow this year first big dump was over three feet and then a thaw and then more snow and so on. Its made it almost impossible for me to get to town (Williams Lake hit even harder snow wise), tuff walking on snow covered parking lots using a cane. So have just done without. Sahnte & John went in on the 26th and bought me several things I've been out of since before Christmas, especially one of the favourite 3 Korn Rye bread. Now if roads stay dry and ice free I am entertaining the thought of makin…

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Its been snowing now since just before 7 am, sometimes quite hard, so far about 3 inches. After last years fire situation, will take all the moisture we can get.

Progress on socks for Andrea slower than I had hoped, arthritis in left hand ( use it for patterns ), slows me down. I try and so several rows every time I pick it up, next pattern will be #4. Have a pix but so far not working to add it. When I get it figured out will add it later.

Went to Tatla on Wednesday for KB and the good food box, all fresh produce even fruit this time, have especially enjoyed the oranges. Roma tomatoes, romaine, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, oranges, apples, bananas prolly more that is already been eaten. I am wondering why I waited so long to start getting it.

Just about burnt out on Olympics.

This and That

2 feet snow last weekend and now it's well above freezing and melting fast. Which means there will soon be ice everywhere. Every once in awhile a big chunk of snow and ice slides off the south facing roof, really loud. After today there is snow flurry chance every day this week.

Work goes slow on socks for Andrea, arthritis  in left hand keeps me from knitting for longer periods of time, I carry one color in each hand, when left tells me it's enuff quit and do something else for awhile. Like over due laundry.

Put a small pork rump roast in crock pot on low at 9:30, with any luck will be able to shred it for pulled pork sandwiches. Wish I has a cabbage to make coleslaw, but that ain't gonna happen.

Will skip BLOTUS speech tomorrow night, will instead watchAnimal Channel or HG network.

To much snow

Started snowing during the night Saturday and was still coming down heavy till 10 am Sunday, well over 18 inches , maybe even 20. Today 1:30ish Troy came with big John Deere tractor opened my driveway and then shoveled porch and steps, told him not to bother cleaning car off, figuring it will melt sooner or later.

Further up the valley they only got 8 inches or so and Tatla hardly anything.

I have a ham bone thawing and will make bean soup tomorrow, using cannelli beans. Will make enuff for several meals and lunches. Lots of celery, carrots and onions.

2017 Handspun

This is the most of what I spun in 2017, there is more but still on bobbins waiting to be plied. Have no idea what yarn is intended to be yet, just an ever increasing stash.
Ribbing on Andreas first sock finished and will start on patterns yet today, but first must get in touch with A to see if she wants fraternal or identical.

This is the last pair of Monstersocks for 2017, afterthought heel will be going where the lime green piece is. But will wait for a sunny day to put it together, much easy to see stitches to be picked up.
Out yesterday to Tatla for knitting bee and to pick up my first good food box, not sure now why I haven't got into this before. Loads of fresh produce including peppers, romaine, tomatoes, cucumber. carrots, onions, potatoes, bananas all I have been out of for the longest time. One of the ladies from the church has enuff orders that she can  buy at wholesale prices. Means I can put off again a trip to town (would like to wait for bare roads).

Under the weather

Just before Christmas came down with a GI issue, not much eating, drank lots of ginger mint tea (not my favourite), I did cook the turkey breast on Christmas, had a few sandwiches then froze the carcass. Just as well I did. Some days would get up just before 7 and then would fall asleep in the recliner by 10 with several fleece blankets over me. And somewhere in that time frame ran into an arctic outflow stretch of weather, got down to -29.6° C, blankets now folded and put back away, and am staying out of the recliner until either a football games (or the world junior hockey games were on), they are now over (Canada won the gold metal). Things back to normal now or what I call normal. Even did a bit of 2018 spinning.

Got the yarn wound into cakes ready to knit from for Andrea's socks, have started on the ribbing using the Jay Pond blue as the main colour (lower left corner), A picked out the colours last time she was here. Am not yet sure if the order I will knit everything, keep …