I’m just a little bit tired of winter.
Rather, I’m really just tired of the lingering dirty snow and ice and its hazards, and now, a cold snap.
Normally this time of year would have me tearing at my breast and howling with rage at the season, but I’m semi-coping – I think I hate December much more anyway…
The tired snow is showing the well-trod path of our neighborhood deer through the side yard.
And their antics at night in the backyard.
And they’re getting hungry and bold and starting to lurk about during the day as well.
(We just got more snow, and then some more snow, so it’s back to looking fresh and solidly winter again.)
I’m getting antsy to be finished with organizing my crap, but it is slow going… our basement looks like a well-stocked thrift store with 95% cool stuff.
I finally found the missing box of stash yarn.
And it had all possible variations of yarn and notions, so I had to partially undo and redo my massive organizing job of last month. (And I may have done a little cramming, which is how the messes start in the first place). But I found some slipper bottoms I forgot I had too, so those will be put to good use… soon?
I finally finished a pair of gift socks I’d had on the needles for months but only worked on sporadically – I can usually crank socks out at a decent pace, but these took a little longer than I expected – especially at the dash to the finish which usually goes quite speedily, but this time was more slow and steady…
(The color isn’t right, they should be less pink – it’s an older ball of my favorite ONline Supersocke 6-fach yarn, and a reminder that I prefer fraternal twins for socks).
And I made five Botanics (some with fold-over brims, some without) in the last couple of months – really burned out on the pattern, but it’s still an easy and good one.
I sewed a few more curtains, yet five more still need to be hemmed, and four need to be replaced with something more interesting… burned out on those as well.
And our water line froze (but we didn’t know that was the problem at the time) just before the weekend started, so we just had several days without water and went ahead with some sloppy smelly house projects – think I might need to actually burn the clothes we’ve been wearing…
(Don’t worry carolsinspring, I mailed those socks to you when I could still bathe and after I gave them a good soak!)