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Snow Day

Dear Ann,
Thursday night, 11 p.m.. AccuTrack DoppleMatic StormTrak 2000 Forecast: possible potential possibility of near-flurries overnight, likely resolving into dampness on the morning commute. Triggering thousands of phonebot calls: snow day Friday.
Friday dawned gray and dry.
Kay dawned gray and cranky.
But by early afternoon, there was DoppleVindication. Damn. I mean, yay.
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A self-striping tree. (Noro Silk Garden, Shade 267.)
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Ben and Carrie are fine. Their mothers: still defrosting.
Love,
Kay

37 Comments

37 Comments

  1. Awesome! We had 3 snow days this week and the first with NO SNOW!And now it is Xmas break with another huge storm on the way. The good news is that I may actually finish my Christmas knitting.

  2. As I write from Tucson, where it is a sunny 60-something in late December, I wonder if my character is missing something vital for lack of being tested by extreme Weather of the Cold Sort. Those children are outside in the Weather, on purpose, and they are SMILING. It’s giving me pause, I tell you.

  3. Color me jealous.
    I just worked a short shift at my LYS, which is closing for good (or bad) on Tuesday. That made me feel gray…and then, the smiling snowkids. A little brightness.
    Thanks. Missing New England…

  4. Thanks for sharing the true New York Christmas fun. Some of us can only dream of going there.

  5. Thanks for sharing the true New York Christmas fun. Some of us can only dream of going there.

  6. I love all of your atmospheric photos, particularly the self-striping tree and the one of Carrie and Ben, all pibk cheeked a snow fresh airy !

  7. I’m in upstate New York, and ecstatic about my early Christmas gift: a new camera!! When I get it figured out, I’m hoping to take some beautiful snow pictures like you’ve got here. (We do have plenty of the stuff to photograph.) Maybe I should pose my Noro scarf-in-progress, like you did. You are always good for inspiration …
    ~ Dar

  8. Here is my conflict. I am a knitter and love to knit with yarns produced from the hair of various woolie/alpaca-y/silky beasts. I am also personally affronted by any temperature lower than seventy degrees F. I am shocked that the world doesn’t stop spinning on it’s axis in some kind of Universally Proclaimed snow day when it snows. Anywhere.
    You are a brave woman. Blessed amongst knitters.
    Brrrr ….

  9. I’m dreaming of a whiiiiite Chriiiiiiistmaaaaaaas….

  10. Snow? Yep, we got that. But it’s the icing on the cake…I’m just resurfacing after 7 days with no power or running water following the New England ice storm of 11 Dec. Discovered I can knit parts of socks by candlelight (cuffs, feet) but heels and toes require daylight.
    Scarf Question: do you add the 2 stitches for a WS slip at each end on ALL your scarves to get that nice chainy edge? I wondered about the lace rib scarf on the posting linked for the Mistake Rib pattern. Lovely!
    Also, if you add two stitches to the number needed for the pattern, what happens on the right side (where you are NOT slipping those stitches)?
    I’ve got some last-minute, slightly frantic, scarf-knitting ahead…
    Thanks!

  11. The snow is so beautiful. Thanks for the pix! It reminded me of the autumn when I was 10, and first arrived in N.Y. I couldn’t wait for snow! (There wasn’t much snow in San Francisco.) I liked the way the snow accumulated on the tree branches as it fell.
    Now, however, it has caused a major set back in my Christmas shopping (as have car trouble, late hours at work, and a family medical emergency).
    But you know what? Seeing your pictures and the happy children–well, I am glad for the ‘small’ miracles (not the least of which are having completed one scarf, one hat, and one pair–so far–of fetching mitts). Thanks for the perspective, Kay (no pun intended).
    And Ann, I wonder how THE tree is holding up (also, no pun intended…).
    Happy Holidays! :):)
    LoveDiane

  12. Lovely
    I especially like the Noro tree.
    Yea, Ann – how’s that TREE doing? You’ve been awfully quiet ….

  13. So much fun! I wish I could’ve taken the baby out, but the sickness beat out piling on the clothes. Next time. I feel like it’s going to snow A LOT this winter.

  14. Every news report is beginning with “DECEMBER STORM”. sigh. The kids missed 3 days of school and are now on vacation. We all love that. I would not mind any of it but Allan (the husband) has a performance of his one-man show of “A Christmas Carol” on Whidbey Island tomorrow evening. It could be dicey getting there. But he loves his chullo I knitted him last winter.

  15. Beautiful Central Park, gorgeous glowing teenagers, heartwarming Noro in the snow…but please tell me you were able to point and shoot with your gloves on!

  16. Love the snow. Great pictures.

  17. great shots. I remember waiting for the whistle to blow as a kid to tell us it was a snow day. Not as exciting anymore!!! I hate commuting in the stuff. Stay warm.

  18. I see your snow that stays in one place once it’s fallen and raise you fluffy should be in a snow globe variety mixed with -32 wind chills!
    Have fun though…here in ND it just means that “maybe” the rural folks will get to church late…LOL
    lovin’ the Winter Wonderland,
    Jodie in ND

  19. great shots. I remember waiting for the whistle to blow as a kid to tell us it was a snow day. Not as exciting anymore!!! I hate commuting in the stuff. Stay warm.

  20. Jeez, just looking at those pictures makes me want to turn the heat up…

  21. Jeez, just looking at those pictures makes me want to turn the heat up…

  22. dear kay thank you for the winter soltise cards
    i was born in elizabeth nj
    and i have so many memories
    of the snow flurries and 26″
    fall over night yes the slush
    but the stores and shopping
    yes the car would be buried
    but the beauty of festoons
    of snow decorating the trees
    has not been forgotten
    tis a grand day in florida
    but my memories are made of this

  23. yay for snow! and so early this year!
    Were you knitting while the kids sledded? How did you keep your fingers warm!?

  24. that shade of noro yarn is strikingly natural. unbeliveable!! ;o)
    great eye you got there– and to have your camera with you no less.

  25. perfect Pre-Christmas weather to prove that everyone needs a new scarf. a hand-knit scarf of course.

  26. Finally, there is someone out there like me when it comes to how the weather is predicted on the newscast!
    Dopplematic 2000, might possibly, maybe, probably snow…er precipitate into largish frozen shapes.
    I love it:D

  27. mercy me….can you knit with your gloves on?
    i think i see a quilt pattern lurking in the snowy gate!

  28. Great photos. The trash can is PURE Project Runway inspiration.
    I miss snow at Christmas. I’ll think about it the whole time I’m wiping sand off my feet after beach sunrise services :)

  29. I absolutely love the pics. It gave me the shivers sitting here in Key Largo (75 degrees). Cheer up! I was born & raised – and raised my kids – in Rochester NY so know and appreciate what you’re dealing with. I always appreciated the beauty of snow. Happy Holidays to all.

  30. I absolutely love the pics. It gave me the shivers sitting here in Key Largo (75 degrees). Cheer up! I was born & raised – and raised my kids – in Rochester NY so know and appreciate what you’re dealing with. I always appreciated the beauty of snow. Happy Holidays to all.

  31. charming photos…i’m with the fan who hearts the one featuring trash receptacle, so very nyc. much to our surprise, our visit to PDX finds us knee deep in the very same stuff. and here were expecting the usual rain.
    in the truly alternative universe that is portland, o., however, there is no belief in clearing streets, only 40 snow plows, and NO! to salt. yarn garden, longtime lys, features your singing video on their website–did you know?
    yours, longing for rain, naomi

  32. charming photos…i’m with the fan who hearts the one featuring trash receptacle, so very nyc. much to our surprise, our visit to PDX finds us knee deep in the very same stuff. and here were expecting the usual rain.
    in the truly alternative universe that is portland, o., however, there is no belief in clearing streets, only 40 snow plows, and NO! to salt. yarn garden, longtime lys, features your singing video on their website–did you know?
    yours, longing for rain, naomi

  33. I love the snow pictures even if I can just look out the window to get my fill! I haven’t done sledding or traying in forever.

  34. Love NYC in the snow and what is more beautiful than kids with winter-rosy cheeks?? Thank you so much. Winter is the best reason for knittin’, dontcha think? Wishing you all north and south happy holidays!

  35. am wondering which siblings and where
    just won’t stop flushing ice cubes down the toilet. is it snowing in Nashville too? up here (as if this whole snow thing is something weird and new) everything is all about the snow…. covering the country from coast to coast with a uniformly thick white blanket. hunkering down, and keeping the fires going. (and knitting!) xoxo

  36. Oh, how this made me long for the NYC snows of my childhood. Trying to identify the sledding spots–were some of the pix taken on Riverside Drive? (Broke my wrist sledding near there in 1973.) Ahhhh. . .
    Did you hear the NPR story about the town that, to save money and make use of a freebie from a local spice factory, has been salting its streets with garlic salt?

  37. Hey all you Upper East Siders (and those willing to go there), I just wanted to let you know Kay’s NNS (Nearest Noro Source – Annie’s) has restocked all the Silk Garden, just in time to make one more scarf… we will even have our own store sample by tomorrow. Duh. I will have to pay more attention to the latest crazes in the future.