Monday, February 16, 2015

I am an ice cube.....

Guess what?  I finished my Walking Tour Scarf!!!!


Here it is being blocked -- amazing what a good blocking can do!  I'm still waiting for it to dry.


I got this pattern from The Feral Knitter website.  It uses Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift.

With all the shoveling that's been going on recently, my shoulder seems to object to too much in the way of EPP.  So I just did a half star this Friday.  I've started the second row at least.


And I've picked up my Rams and Yowes blanket by Kate Davies once again.  I love doing color work!


As you have probably heard, Boston has really been hammered these past 3 or so weeks.  There was another blizzard this weekend.  This time I think it was/is the wind more than the snow that is the problem.  But boy, do they have snow!  The boy child sent me more pics.  He says the snow piles are as tall or taller than he is.


The street is on the other side of the piles.  lol!


I heard they are making all Boston streets one way until April 1?  I assume because the streets are getting so narrow now?  Crazy!

The wind has been howling mightily since sometime Saturday night.   I'm done.  No more winter please.   We've had enough.  But there is more coming from the forecasts.  And overnight was minus 5 with wind chills in the minus teens to 20s.  Sigh.

Mia thinks we've had enough winter too.  She has been hibernating on the heating duct under the bed, which means I don't see much of her recently.  She comes out to see what various noises are, to play and to eat.  lol!  And to watch the birds and wildlife outside.

Oh, and to sleep on my lap once in a while.


Ignore the large feet in the background.  lol!

Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.  I hope everyone has a great week.  Stay warm and safe!

36 comments:

Vickie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! You must be so pleased with how it turned out.
It is plenty white here, but no thanks to the Boston type snow!!! So frigid right now. Keep warm!

Vicki said...

Margaret, your walking tour scarf is beautiful! I love the colors and it looks so warm. Speaking of warm, I hope you're able to stay warm in the midst of this freezing weather.

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a beautiful scarf...the colors are so pretty. I hope the end is near for the snow in Boston. My best friend, a teacher outside Boston, fears they will be making up days till July! Stay warm...I'm sure spring is out there somewhere.
Robyn

donnacrafts said...

Your scarf is lovely!! I can't believe all that snow. I think the city should haul it out so the people don't have to be bothered by it... Keep warm!!

donnacrafts said...

Your scarf is lovely!! I can't believe all that snow. I think the city should haul it out so the people don't have to be bothered by it... Keep warm!!

Vera said...

Hi Margaret - your scarf turned out fabulous! Love the colors and it looks long enough to wrap around you neck, head, face, etc. It is bitter here in PA as well. 0 on my patio this a.m. with the wind still howling. And snow tonight into tomorrow. Oy vey!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely scarf Margaret, enjoy wearing it. Colour work is fun, I did lots of it when I was very young. Sensible Mia keeping cosy in the midst of such awful weather.

Melissa said...

Congratulations on finishing that absolutely gorgeous scarf. You are an amazing knitter, and that new one you are knitting looks awesome too! Your scarf is just in time to keep you a wee bit warmer nowadays!

Mia has the right idea!

ps I love that beautiful quilt on the bed - those colours are stunning!

Mrs Xstitch said...

Beautiful work ♥

Jackie said...

Your scarf is beautiful! I always block on a bed and put the ceiling fan on. If it's something kind of thick or bulky, I end up turning it over.

That's an insane amount of snow. Is he missing a lot of class because he can't get there or it has been cancelled?

Marsha said...

I love your scarf. I see at least three repeats? I hope it dries soon so you can snuggle into it.

My brother and all his family live in Attleboro, MA area so they have the same snow. They all work where it never shuts down so they are forced to keep their cars clean and drive. My SIL is a store manager so she does a lot of shoveling herself. Yuck! They are DONE!

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

the scarf is a masterpiece! I love it!!!

Mary Ann said...

Your scarf is beautiful--design and colors!! And, Mia really knows how to stay warm. : )

woolwoman said...

OH OH the scarf is gorgeous!! plus it sounds like you can use it immediately. WOW - that is a cold wind chill. Oh I know poor Bostonians - they are really in a mess. I really hate to report it's 72 and sunny here in NE FL. Hope you find joy in your coming week - Mel

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Looks like you all did exactly what we did this weekend...hibernate! Love the scarf by the way. You must model if for us. Pretty please. :-)

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That scarf is awesome and man that is some snow! Mia, I think, has the right idea.

Mary said...

Oh Margaret, please model your beautiful finished scarf for us! I know, I'm always amazed at what a good blocking does for a knitted project. What's next?

Winter surely can't last forever.....

Annie said...

The scarf is just fabulous. That should help you thaw! And if you complete the blanket, you'll really be toasty.

I am so ready for warm weather. Maybe I should make a sun dress to give Mother Nature the hint? Mia definitely has the right idea though, just hibernate!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW The snow is Boston is unbelievable! Ice Ice Baby in Nashville Brr it is cold

Dawn said...

Your scarf is a work of art! Beautiful. It looks fantastic by the wonderful quilt too.
That is a lot of snow, I see colder temps are rolling in too.
Be safe and warm!

Carolyn Boutilier said...

Your scarf is awesome. Great choice of colors. wonderful quilt on the bed. Carolyn B

Beth said...

I think Mia has the right idea! Boy it is COLD in your part of the world - you probably do not want to hear that it was 64 here today! Such a lovely scarf. I hope your shoulder feels better soon.

marly said...

What a beautiful scarf. Still amazed at the intricate pattern and color changes - 36 of them!! Congrats on the finish.

Linda said...

Congrats on finishing the scarf Margaret. It is stunning. The quilt looks great.
That pile of snow is amazing. I'm sure glad I don't live there.
Cute pics of Mia.

Linda

Annette-California said...

Your scarf is absolutely gorgeous Margaret! WOW all that snow. I have a friend who's going to Boston this Thursday, will she need snow boots??? love Annette

CathieJ said...

My daughter is currently apartment shopping in Boston for a move at the end of this month. Not an easy task with all that snow. She told us that the pictures on the TV don't do the piles of snow justice. Wow, there is a lot of snow! Your scarf is gorgeous and I can't wait to see that blanket. It looks interest already. I found your blog through Samplers and Santas. I am really enjoying browsing through it.

P.J. said...

Gorgeous scarf!! Love the beautiful colors. Our Chewie keeps cozy in her bed in front of the fire place. The snow has been incredible this year. I am most certainly done with the subzero temps! The 20s are going to feel like Spring weather.

Linda said...

Oh my is that scarf simply beautiful! Beyond beautiful! I'm so envious!!
My friend lives near Boston and she showed me her front walk - well, she tried, but there is too much snow! Arghhh!

Linda in VA

valerie said...

Gorgeous scarf finish, Margaret! It will surely keep you toasty. Stay warm! I won't even tell you what the weather was like this past weekend. Crazy how much snow and cold weather some states are getting.

Melanie said...

Ooooo, it's so pretty!!!! :)
I love colorwork so much. I could run out and get the supplies for this right now. Gah!

My husband is so grateful for not having any routes in Boston right now. Ha! (Generally he likes Boston better than some of the other cities around there, like Lawrence, etc.)

Krista said...

Your scarf is stunning, Margaret! And perfect for keeping you warm for the rest of the winter! I agree with you, I am ready for it to be over. My Gigi also sleeps on the heater. So hard to keep warm these days. Eventually, Spring will arrive :)

Brigitte said...

This scarf is an extraordinary one. So beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it.
OH my, I know how the shoulders and arms feel after some days of shoveling. And the worst thing is when you don't know where to put the snow because the piles along the street are just so high. As in the pictures that your son sent from Boston. It will take a while before these heaps are melted down.

Carol said...

What a stunning finish, Margaret! Really so, so gorgeous! And I love the quilt underneath where you're blocking it, too...

I just shake my head in disbelief at poor Boston. My sister who lives in an old row house in the city keeps sending me photos and I just don't understand how the city is still functioning! We are getting more snow today and frigid temps tomorrow, but our winter seems quite easy compared to theirs :)

Mia has the right idea--curl up and relax!!

Erica said...

That is an absolutely fabulous scarf!
Amazing!

I am never quite sure the best way to block something. Lacewaork is particularly a nightmare!

Melody said...

I've been thinking about you in all the awful weather reports from the Northeast!! This will be a winter to remember for sure. Your scarf is so lovely!! We are very cold in Illinois right now. highs don't reach 10 degrees yesterday and today.... and lows are below zero, actual temps. wind chills unbearable.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your scarf is gorgeously, Margaret! The yarn, the colors, the pattern, everything about it is perfection! Your star quilt is going to be a real treasure and I'm really enjoying watching your progress! I know your BC must be sick to death of all that snow! I'm with Mia.... Hang out by the heat vents!