Monday, November 19, 2007

Leaves and Snow



This was the Monday morning scene here in Northern New Jersey. Snow falling mixed with falling leaves. Truly weird. Our town hasn't even begun to make a stab at fall cleanup. There are mounds of leaves still awaiting pickup and tons of leaves glued to trees holding on for dear life trying to delay their eventual demise - or in my case, to return to the earth as mulch.


This is my deck, yup I haven't moved the cushions yet (what will the raccoons sit on?)

Oh well, let mother nature do her thing. Fortunately, I did get this done...

Lawn sprinklers winterized - check


Pool closed - check

And because the appliance gremlins won't leave me alone, I had to buy a new dishwasher. So far they've successfully killed my refridge, my dryer and they are working on my stove. I'll fight on, I must, I can't let them win!

On the knitting front, I've been having fun. I started that Elann Pinwhell sweater coat.

After about 10 tries to do a circle using size 10 doublepoints, I remembered that I had these cute little ones I bought at Rhinebeck last year.


I'm stumped now at the sleeves. I'll have to get some advice from my LYS.


Finished the back to a sweater


and made these lovely neck warmers called Cherry Garcia.


STAY WARM or send me some of your heat!

15 comments:

Mary Anne said...

ooooh, beautiful snow pictures! I love snow! give me your snow! and how kind of you to leave the cushions for the raccoons ^.^

WandaWoman said...

Wow, the snow is gorgeous. We had a little snow but it melted by the next day. I'm ready for winter and a little cold weather, but not snow really. Hmm, not so much.

What is that on your needles, a sweater or two? What's going on? Or is it for someone else? :-)

Jeanine said...

Sounds like you've been busy. I didn't have snow where I live. But I work not too far from where you live, so I did get to appreciate it up close and in person

hope said...

You have been very busy. Sweaters and neck warmers and everything. They all look great. Can't wait to see the pinwheel sweater when it's finished. What yarn are you using? As for the snow; I can wait for that.

Beeb said...

ohhh that looks cold. It's been weirdly warm here, but I think this week we'll get the frigid air arrival. Up to the mountains, I say.. leave us in the plains alone - I'm enjoying the warmth!

PS, I loved your mom's reaction to her mitts

Virtuous said...

OMG! You SO live in Jersey! Haha!
That is one thing I don't miss about Wisconsin!

AND all your appliances are dying! My word! Thank goodness you got all the winter things done (pool/sprinklers)

There is a knitter here that has knitted TONS of those pinwheel sweaters! If you want her blog/e-mail I will send it to you! :o)

Cute Cherry Garcia! What sweater are you working on??

del said...

Yes, you must look out for the raccoons because we all know how much the animals LOVE your place, LOL!

Woo, look at the snow. Wow. You've been busy knitting, so I'm sure you'll be nice & warm this winter.

Ava said...

I have appliance gremlins too: so far it has been my computer, my TV, and now the dishwasher is making strange noises. Hmm...

Knitting is a great way to escape! Your project look great.

Rebecca said...

let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! you've got all those knitting projects going on AND closed your pool!? amazing! where does your energy come from. i want some of that!

Beate said...

I love the first snow , it makes me lnging for good tea and knitting.Like the neck warmers, nice colors... seems like we both lide the pinweel. Did you see Kims? Nice work.. are yours in different colors or just one?
Mine is one only.
Happy thanksgiving.

Patricia said...

Oh my God, it snowe since i last visited. Well, put on a sweater and keep warm! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gigi said...

I live close by in West Milford and I had the same scene Monday morning. After taking many pics and enjoying the beauty I came to the realization I better rake those damn leaves....soon

AR said...

Ugh! We got so much snow. :( I was hoping for a green Christmas.

I can't wait to see the pinwheel sweater. I think they look so neat. Great fos, too!!

hakucho said...

You've been a busy girl. Love the neckwarmer :)

primdollie said...

Oh wow snow already and we haven't had any here in OH but they say it's on it's way!!! and lovely knitting!!! very pretty!!! Hugs Linda