Monday, January 07, 2008

Snow Business!

The first snow of the year has fallen, making it feel well and truly like winter, at last! I used to love the snow when I was younger and I still like the beauty of new fallen snow, but with age has come anxiety, and now I just worry about Kate and Ian having to drive in it and my heart goes out to old folk that I see shuffling through it all. But I can't resist taking photos when it snows.



This is a view of the bottom of the garden, taken when the snow was coming down thick and fast, with those huge flakes I love to watch.
The snow has also brought a flurry of knitting with it. Well when I say flurry, more like a couple of flakes! When I cleared out one of my knitting bags, I found a lonely Fetching wristwarmer hidden in the depths, so I decided to knit it a friend! So I now have a pair of Red Fetchings!

I've also started a pair of socks for Ian, just plain old, don't have to think socks, using the blue Trekking frogged from the disasterous Potty Thomas socks. I started them yesterday, on the journey to and from Ayr, taking Tom back to college after the Christmas break. He's requested another beanie, so that will probably be next on the knitty list.

A couple of days before Christmas, we went to watch the Newcastle Falcons play and I couldn't resist taking this pic of Jonny Wilkinson.

This stance looks much better with the ball! Happy New Year!



13 comments:

Queen of the froggers said...

Happy new year to you too and thank you for the nice picture of Mr Wilkinson!!

Helen said...

I love the snowy picture. So atmospheric.

Happy New Year!

acrylik said...

See? Mr V moves away and you get snow ;) The woollybacks obviously have more power than him though, as we got plenty too :D

Hopefully see you soon! xx

InkyArtitude said...

Happy New Year Kat! I love the pics. When I saw the one of the snow pop up I thought 'Wow' how lovely it looks. When I saw the one of Mr Wilkinson pop up I thought 'Wow' 'Gorgeous'. Then I decided to look up gorgeous in the dictionary: it says - splendid, showy, dazzling and extremely pleasing. Yep, I'd say that sums this photo up perfectly!!! Thank you for the eye candy.

Sarah said...

Happy New Year; glad you're still knitting away.

Love the snowy picture; it is sooo beuatiful even it does bring problems with it.

Claire said...

Happy New Year - well done with your finishitis, and I love the photos (both of them)!

Mrs J said...

Jonny always looks good!Not managed to get up to Kingston Park recently, but your picture reminds me of one of the reasons to go! Happy New Year, send the snow furthur south please!

Mandella said...

The snow photo is beautiful, however lethal it might be underfoot. I miss snow down here.

I think you should have a caption competion for your photo of Jonny, but perhaps that's just my evil mind!

gonga said...

Hello and Happy New year.Snow didn't last for long, the girls managed to make a snowman at the farm, but it had melted by the time I got to see it!!! See you soon. Becky

Artis-Anne said...

Happy New Year sweetie, lets hope its good one :)
Love the snow pics, I agree lovely to look at.

Kath said...

Love the snow shots - very beautiful! Good for you getting those UFO's out of the way - I'll bet those Fetchings have come in handy with all that snow!
Happy New Year too!

RoxyKnits said...

Happy New Year!

We don't get snow in the West country, or very very rarely and I'm quite glad. Looks pretty, but not so practical ;)

Kendra said...

I love the snowy picture. I wish it had snowed here this winter but it has just been warm and wet.