Snow Day!

It is so pretty out there!  Of course, I say that from safe and warm on my couch, fire between me and the outdoors.  🙂

I did go out around 10, and will again in a  few minutes – we have to make sure to keep the vent for the hot water clear or we have no heat.  That would be bad.

Going out there this morning made me wish I had finished my warm mittens, so I am working on them today.  I hope to get them done this afternoon.

I also worked on some valentines, which I put up for sale over at Etsy.

As recommended by you lovely readers, I explored the forums and got feedback on my listings.  Titles are longer now, tags more closely match, and things come up in a search, if you know what to search for!  Now, to make them come up when you DON’T know what to search for. That is my next challenge.  The last link I posted didn’t work well, apparently, so please, try this one, and feel free to look and comment if you like.  Or shop!  🙂

Here’s my favorite card from this batch:

medallion valentine (square) for blog

I made a similar one to give to A.  That is one trouble I can foresee – making things to sell and still making fresh things for family…Do I just make tons, put them up for sale, give what doesn’t sell?  Or make duplicates?  Or make completely different ones?  I suspect I will do all of these at some point. But for now, it is immaterial as nothing has sold.  🙂  I’ll use them for family if they are still here in a week or so.

Now, out to shovel, then back to knit mittens.

(By the way, I finished the body of the blue sweater, it is up drying out, neatly blocked.  Sleeves are cast on and slowly but surely growing.  I hope to wear it this winter.  🙂 )

9 thoughts on “Snow Day!”

  1. Great to hear that your sweater is moving along!

    The Valentines are very pretty. Personally, I’d just make a bunch, send them to family and then put the rest up for sale (but that’s me!).

    Hope you’re staying warm in this storm, I wish I had a fireplace. We’re pushing 2 feet here in southern NH (we’re in the “blizzard warning zone”) and it’s got no sign of stopping any time soon!

    1. yes, NH is in the heart of the storm, but take heart, the weather report shows long bands of clearing coming across Vermont toward you! They say we will get 16-20 inches, stopping in about twelve hours. that will be good. As for a fire, I guess I would not choose to live here without it, our power goes off more often than not during a storm (just lucky so far this time, light fluffy snow!) so we can keep warm even without regular heat.

      1. If I ever get a house, it’s going to have a (working!) fireplace. I’ve always wanted one. That and a yard. 🙂 Glad to know you’re weathering the storm well! It’s gotten thick here again, so I’m thinking one of the heavier bands is going over at the moment.

        1. hang in there, it has to stop eventually right? fireplaces are good, wood stoves are even better! We have one of those in the basement and a pellet stove in the living room. That doesn’t work when the power is out, but the wood stove down cellar keeps the house from freezing. It is a lovely thing to feel safe.

          1. I think it may have actually stopped at this point.

            And you do have a point. I’ll have to keep it in mind if I ever go house shopping!

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