Snow Week

Snow Crystals by Thomas Bresson, via Flickr

It’s been a bizarre week.  Snow in Guernsey – in November!  Click here to see some photos.  Everything has been disrupted – the airport was closed, schools were closed – the island even ran out of low fat milk due to panic buying!  You’ve got to love the white stuff (snow, that is, not milk!)

I had a Christmas card making workshop planned this week which I was due to teach on Thursday.  Unfortunately this was postponed due to snow – I really hope that we will reschedule for next week and I will post some photos of the cards that we make.

As I work for education, it meant I had a few ‘snow days’ working from home while the College was closed.  Between wading through my piles of marking I have managed to do a little knitting.  My Cerus Scarf is coming along nicely – I’ll take some photographs soon.  I have also fallen off the wagon as far as purchasing knitting books is concerned.  I was browsing Amazon, while taking a break from marking, and accidentally purchased:

I didn’t really think about it at the time, but these books all relate to things I’d like to achieve in the new year (once the Christmas knitting is out the way).  I’d like to learn how to knit socks and I’d also like to try a jumper, and the Zimmerman method appears to be the best starting point.  In the new year I will also be cracking on with my brand new sock yarn blanket, as mentioned in episode 10 of my podcast.  I am just waiting for 2 packages of sock yarn to arrive (one from Jesse in New Zealand and one from Ceri in the UK – thanks to both ladies for contributing to my blanket.  I cannot wait to start!)

The other thing I have been doing this week is listening to the audio book of ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society‘ by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows.  I am starting to see what all the fuss is about – it really is a charming read, well, ‘listen’.  I adore knitting while listening to audio books or podcasts.  It is, quite simply, the ultimate in multi-tasking.

This weekend has been manic, with very little time for crafting.  I was out Friday and Saturday night (quite a feat now I am over 30) and on Saturday we switched on the Christmas lights in St Peter Port.  I am Chairman of the local charity that funds our town Christmas lights so am heavily involved in the big switch on.  It was awful weather but we got a remarkably good turn out despite conditions.  At least the snow stopped, but it was replaced by torrential rain.  As I result, today, Sunday, has been a complete right-off.

I am hoping for a more crafty weekend next weekend, and I am looking forward to putting the podcast together.  Have a great week everyone.

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