Snow Day!   9 comments

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.  🙂 )


Posted January 27, 2015 by salpal1 in Uncategorized

9 responses to “Snow Day!

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  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!

    • 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.

      • 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.

        • 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.

  2. That is awesome.

  3. Enjoy the snow day and happy crafting while you can. Stay warm. 🙂

  4. Love your store. It’s really coming along nicely.

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