Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentin's Day!

I wasn't going to say anything about Valentin's Day today, but when I got home from shopping, look what I found on my doorstep! Such wonderful roses from Karl, who is still in Germany. Wow! How beautiful!

Last night, a little after midnight, the long awaited winter snow storm just started to blow. Boy was/is it ever cold. I took three pictures and my fingers almost fell off!

This morning, right after it was light out, the snow was still coming down, but not as hard as last night. I LOVE snow!

Well, at noon, the sun was out, no more snowfall, but now the fun could begin.

Biko and Sam out on the balcony. They were on their way down the stairs, but I've made a barricade, because the stairs are too dangerous right now. See Biko squint her eyes? She knows, from painful experience, that standing behind Sam, she gets slapped with his tail pretty hard.

This is my new sewing machine. I'm still mourning my old Singer, though. I don't want to learn new tricks on this machine, but I better. I've some nice fabric, with which I'd like to make a tote bag - soonish.

Of course, today of all day's Hannah had an eye examination appointment, that was before the sun came out. A couple of hundred meters down the road, we encountered cars in the ditch. Thank god we didn't have to go far. While I was waiting for her, I started a plain sock, because I wanted to try out a new yarn. It's Tofutsies by SWTC. It's 50% Superwash Wool, 25% Soysilk Fibers, 22.5% Cotton and 2.5% Chitin from shrimp and crab shells! The knitted fabric is soft and cool to the touch, but the strand splits easily. We'll see how I like it, after wearing it and how it holds up after washing.
That's it for today. Have a very nice Valentin's Day!


meg said...

look at all that gorgeous snow! and the flowers are so nice, too. nice of the delivery guy to trek through all of that for you.

Strickfimmel said...

Wow, was für wunderschöne Rosen zum Valentinstag! Über Schneemangel kannst Du Dich nicht beklagen. So viel Schnee habe ich ich bei uns noch nie geshen. Die Landschaft sieht traumhaft aus. Sam und Biko haben bestimmt auch ihren Spaß.

Anonymous said...

Picture Perfect Roses! very nice. I love the photo of Biko and Sam, it is like looking at two Timers standing there. My poor dog misses the snow so badly. We had very little that melted away in a couple of hours but for that short time he was quite in his element.

hakucho said...

Pretty flowers :) We didn't have much in the way of snow... but LOTS of ICE!!! Can't get my car out of the garage...everything's frozen solid. Think I like snow better than ice :)
That's a very pretty color sock yarn...unusual fibers(shrimp & crab chitin!!)
...very interesting :)

happy knitting :)

Anonymous said...

You got out your sewing machine! Yay. You'll get used to it quickly enough.

Aw, Harry looks good. And that snow looks so pretty! but nothing compared to the Valentine's flowers and hearts. Awwww.

(Duck, Biko, duck!)

Anonymous said...

Gratuliere zur neuen Maschiene - jetzt bin ich auf deine neusten Nähwerke gespannt!
..Dein Mann muss Dich sehr lieben.....

Violiknit said...

What beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing! (how is that tofutsies yarn? I was a little scared of the shrimp shell thing...)