Friday, February 4, 2011

Winter Knitting

Lola loves hand knitted stuff
 People have lost their minds here in Houston over the weather.  There was all this talk about "Snowpocalyspe!!!!" but all that really appeared this morning was a layer of thin ice over everything.

The city is covered in freeways so it was best for everyone to stay at home today and avoid the icy roads. On a side note one can't really get anywhere in Houston without having to use a freeway and some sort of bridge.

Anyway, this cold weather has given me a chance to use the items I've knitted up recently. The striped hand warmers came in handy yesterday while walking the dogs. Well, not so much the walking part but the part where I had to place a baggie over my hand and pick up after the doggies.

The two neckerchiefs, or as I like to call them, "Bandito Bandanas", are perfect to tie around my neck and ears to keep the wind off me. Of course, I make socks all of the time and actually wear them so having a new pair is really nothing new for me.

My favorite things I've knitted recently are the woolly mittens. I know folks who live in cooler climates are probably laughing their butts off right now about someone in Houston being excited over mittens. Hey, just wait until your part of the world experiences a "heat wave" with 80ºF temperatures.  I spend months in 95ºF + weather accompanied by 95% + humidity and actually spend some of that time outside with two hairy dogs. Anything below 75ºF for me is considered cool weather.

For all you knitters and crocheters out there, details on the projects are on the Rav.