No guesses as to what's falling today ... I'm just going to ignore what's happening outside for a moment while I share some Valentine things with you :) Last year around Valentine's Day I searched on-line for a pattern for knitted, stuffed hearts. I found a few and tried them out with varied results. All of the patterns I found had to be knit in two pieces and sewn together at the end. Which is okay, but a bit fussy.
This year I searched again through Ravelry and found a very good pattern that is knit in the round from the bottom up. Once you get to where the heart splits in two, you knit each side in the round separately. Then simply stuff the heart & sew up the six remaining stitches. Very cool!
The first heart I knit didn't turn out that pretty (below) ... the Kitchener stitch was a bit messy along the top, but I realize where I went wrong there.
The second heart I knit up last night (below) turned out pretty good, so I'm willing to try some more of these to hang up come Valentine's Day. Here's the link for these cute little Love Hearts if you're interested.
So what's going on outside you ask? Well, we woke up to the predicted snow this morning.
It didn't start until early this morning, and I've already cleared the driveway & steps twice (heading out again in just a mo) ... these photos are taken right after I finished the second time. You can see the snow is still falling fast and filling in my hard work.
I wonder how long this will last. They said it was supposed to taper off this afternoon, but it started later than predicted, so we'll see.
From my front door looking down the street.
From the front door ... my little footprints.
... an hour later ...
It's quite pretty, but I'll be happy to come back inside to warm up once I'm finished the third shoveling. Cody seems a bit lost out there in the back ... those are my little hearts gathering some flakes for the photo shoot.
And since everyone here uses their patio tables as a unit of measure during a snowstorm, here's mine ... actually I kind of like the top hat on the bush in the background ;)
Hope everyone is enjoying this last (please be the last) blast of winter today!
It looks very wide spread on those weather maps, so a lot of us are enjoying this together.
Hopefully you won't have to drive very far in it.
C'mon Cody, this sucks, let's go in.
Thanks for stopping by!