Dove of Snow

We’ve had wonderful snow for snow people, and snow sculpture of all kinds. This peace dove was created by a fellow retired art teacher (and she gets the photo credit); she’s done some other creative snow sculptures, too. I’m finding knitting to be warmer, though!

Today’s Completed Knitting Project

Another completed project for myself – these mitts are from the same overdyed yarn (https://kayak2016blog.wordpress.com/2020/11/23/over-dyed-yarn/) I used for the cowl posted last month:

I have a basic fingerless mitts pattern concept. For these, I slightly modified the lace pattern (from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible), taking one motif and elongating it to fit the length of the mitts. I find it interesting how the color blocking changes with the difference in distance around the circumference.

Bader-boy

Bader likes to knit. Without opposable thumbs, he tends to do it with his teeth; he has to chew the knitting needles to get them out of the way, though! My knitting was out of reach for the night; this morning he watched wistfully, hoping to participate. Maybe.

More Productivity

This was the other project during the couple of days I spent in northern Vermont: my sister wanted a long rice sack to heat in the microwave, that would go halfway down her back and treat the aches around her shoulder blades. So I made the rice sack, with lots of tubes to contain the rice, and a collar to keep the back of the neck warm, and then a flannel cover for it. Below is the rice containment sack peeking out.