Sunday, 8 February 2009

I'm Back!

Well, after a fairly long hiatus from blogging, during which time I was wondering whether to give up blogging altogether, I have decided to carry on as long as I can. I enjoy updating my blog - the hardest bit is finding the time to do it! Work is manic at the moment and I'm getting home quite late in the evenings. This leads me to feeling that I'm neglecting my family, so I'm trying to spend as much time with them as I can at the weekends.

Anyway, the past week's snow has meant that I got to spend more time with the family - I had 2 "snow days" off work last week because we had so much snow that I couldn't get to work.

This is what our back road looked like at the beginning of last week -

And the front / main road - there *is* a road under there somewhere! ;0)

At least the dogs enjoyed it. Sabian likes to eat it - 0bviously not the yellow snow! ;0)

and try to catch it as it's coming down.

Whereas Chance just likes to chase Sabian - until Sabian starts to chase him!

At least my days off work have been spent wisely. ;0) I managed to finish Hibiscus by Marita Rolin, made with 275g of Manos Silk Blend on 3mm, 3.5mm and 4mm Knit Picks needles. I modified the pattern by substituting a scoop neck for the original button-down neckline.

I am *really* pleased with how it's turned out and know that I'll get a lot of wear out of it.

Of course, I *will* have to wait for the weather to warm up a bit before I can wear it - it's snowing quite heavily again this afternoon and shows no sign of easing up. *rolls eyes* Snow is nice for a couple of days, quite a novelty, but I've had enough now! LOL