February 12, 2017
Good morning. Would you believe? Another snow storm is here!! This one is named "Orson." I already don't like him. It snowed yesterday, dumping another load of snow here, and it started again this morning. The storm warning is on until Monday night, 8 p.m., and we're expecting probably another foot of snow. We're also expecting batches of rain in between all this snow. Yuk! Yuk!
My last two snow shovels were broken during Friday's snow cleanup. We are down to just a couple of smaller shovels that will have to do until I can get out to pick up new shovels. Deanne and Eddie are going to try to get out today and pick me up a couple of new snow shovels.
These past couple of days though, have been rather depressing. I did not have to go out, but knowing that I couldn't get out if I had wanted to is not a good feeling. It leaves one feeling rather helpless. My car sits right in front of my porch, but I can't make it down the steps and over to my car because of the snow. Unless someone else cleans the snow off the top of my car, I wouldn't be able to drive it on the roads anyway. So I guess now you know why I don't love the snow.
Well, I made the phone call to arrange for a rental car for when I'm in Florida, and guess what? The company I use went out of business. Well how about that!! Thankfully, I did have the phone number for the woman who used to make all my rental car arrangements, and she said that she would try to find me a new company.
My arrangement was that they would pick me up at the airport and take me to my condo, and then pick me up later and take me back to the airport. Since my hubby passed on, I don't like to be driving alone on the airport road where all the rental car places are situated. Hence, my pickup and drop off arrangements.
Well, last evening, she called me with my new car arrangement. Goodness, what a blessing this lady is. She went over and above what I would have expected from anyone. Once I get down to Florida, I'll have to send her some flowers.
Last evening, I finished the hat to match the "Butterfly" scarf. It's rather pretty, I think.
I have two more scarves that need a hat but first I have to see if I have enough matching yarn, or if I need to buy more. In the meanwhile, I've started a really pretty "Gold" scarf. I photographed the pattern, which I'll post here for you. Let me know if it is readable. You can always make it larger once you've downloaded it.
You'll note on Page 04, that I've circled the first "ch 3". I used a "ch 2 loosely" instead so that the edges would look better. But, you can do this your preferred way. The little book that this pattern is in can be found at Walmart. It's called "Hats & Scarves for the Family" and is published by Leisure Arts. It also includes links to video tutorials to show how the patterns and stitches are worked. Here's a photo of the book cover.
Well, now I think it's time for a nice hot cup of cocoa. It helps to make the snow look less depressing. So till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. Here's hoping you're not snowed in too. (unless you really want the snow!)
Hugs, Edna B.
p.s. The snow outside has been cleared up again. Joe just finished shoveling (with a smaller shovel) and snow blowing it to the sides of the yard. However, the snow is still falling and it will all be back soon. Ah, the joys of winter!