Friday, December 02, 2005

Adventures on a Thursday

Well, ok, it wasn't really an adventure but we decided to take a day for ourselves and, literally, get out of town. We drove to Vernon for the day. For those of you unfamiliar with this area of the country, that's about a forty-five minute drive. The weather report said snow wasn't expected until that evening, so we decided to take the opportunity and just get out. We didn't see sunshine, but at least it didn't snow (it was pretty cold, though).

We did want to get a Vernon newspaper to see what kind of opportunities (job and housing related) were available there. We did that and read the paper over an early lunch at a little cafe, "Lunch Matters, Breakfast Too". After lunch, I made it a point to check out Neverending Yarn, a yarn store just down the street from the cafe. I like going there just to see what they carry that we don't. I hadn't planned on buying anything, but.....

I now have a complete set of the four Barbara Walker treasuries. I found the second treasury at the store, and simply HAD to buy it! I'm thrilled with it. I've already got ideas for several more pairs of socks. I also purchased a big ball of Opal sock yarn. I've bought the Opal cotton before, but had never seen the regular Opal sock yarn before. It feels softer than the Regia. I'm looking forward to knitting with it, but I'm trying to exercise my self-control by not starting any more projects (other than the Feathery Stole) until the four reversible hats are done. So far, so good.

The snow flurries started just as we pulled off the highway, onto the road we live on and soon turned into a regular snow storm. It didn't stop all night, apparently. I wanted to get a nice picture of what we see from the living room window, but in all honesty, a picture that shows very little but gray and white is kind of boring, monotonous. So I took a picture of my snowmen instead. John put this little display together last month. I think they look very festive with their "frosting".

I don't think we'll be doing much driving today. The roads, especially the side roads, are reportedly pretty slippery. It may well be the perfect day to stay home, start a fire, do some knitting, some baking, some cuddling. Now, if only we had the house all to ourselves.


  1. Sounds like a fun trip and a fun day ahead (or actually behind you now). I can't wait to see your Opal socks and hear what you think of the yarn. I don't have any of Barbara Walker's books yet, but I love going through my knitting stitch dictionaries and coming up with new socks too. ;-)

  2. I'm jealous! We want snow - well the children and I do -- the hubby doesn't.