Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's a Cold One



It's a cold one here today. The wind had been howling and racing across the fields. It's rare that I can hear the wind when I'm all snug inside my home. I live in an old farmhouse that dates back to 1858. If you would drive by where I live you would never know that my house is that old. It has been updated again and again. The silver lining in the changes in our home is that our walls are almost a foot thick. If the doors and windows are closed you don't hear anything. No wind or rain. That is unless it's gale force wind. The loud wind has been raging stongly from the nothwest all day and into the evening. With the wind came snow flurries. The snow didn't stick. The cold and snow got me in the mood for snowmen. I read through my Wool Pets book by Laurie Sharp to get some idea's. You can check out Lauries site here. I took a chance at making my own little snowman. Isn't this little guy cute? Because I am new to needle felting I don't have a lot of supplies. As a matter of fact I have only one needle. I broke my needle before I could finish Sam the snowman. I need to finish and attach Sam's top hat. A snowman has to have a hat. I am also making a little i-cord for Sam's scarf. A snowman must have a scarf to go with his hat.



I have been sampling a new pattern that I would like to make for gifts. On the needles I am knitting a mug cozy. This is my second attempt at the pattern. I was plotting away on attempt number one and was almost half way finished when I thought I made a mistake. Notice the word thought. I ripped the entire cozy and re-knit the cozy and realized it was right all along. The self striping yarn messed with my eyes. Or was it the lateness of the evening?

14 comments:

Quiltersal said...

Oh, my, oh, my, oh my! That mug cozy is adorable! So simple and still elegant! Love it! And your needle-felted snowman is so darned cute. I am starting to get excited about winter. More time inside for knitting and quilting!

elizabeth said...

That snowman is too cute! I still haven't tried needle felting and honestly I'm afraid too since I have so many crafts now and so little time - LOL! I used to say I would never try scrapbooking, then I did and it's taking over my hobby room. If there was a lottery where you could win more time in a day I would be set up!!!

Jennifer said...

What a sweet snowman! I love your projects in process. It looks like you found the perfect way to spend a winter day.

Renna said...

I'm in awe that your house is that old!

Mister Snowman is adorable. One day, I will get around to trying needle felting.

The mug cozy is beautiful, such pretty yarn! I've done that very same thing before, unknitted, only to find out it was unnecessary. Grrr.

Joyfulsister said...

Your snowman is so sweet!!
you are so creative sistah!!. It gonna storm here soon in Hawaii. it's always around this time we have to be careful because the flooding can get really bad. I love old homes, they just have so much character.

Hugz Lorie

Liz said...

He is so cute - I'm in love. How do you make your i-cord?

Debbie said...

Love your snowman! And the mug cozy looks great...sorry you ended up ripping for nothing :-( but now you're so experienced with the pattern ;-D
We are under piles of snow right now! Piles I say! Piles! I'm not leaving the house....but I can tell you, it is sooooooooo nice to have a garage for the first time in my adult life...sooooooooo nice!
Happy winter!

WhiteStone said...

Cool snowman. No pun intended. LOL

susan said...

sam is so cute...will have to try my hand so maybe victoria can try and make one. i love the colors of the mug cozy thing. the more i think about those fingerless gloves the more sense they make. i wear my gardening gloves to drive with cause i have no traction or grip with my woolen gloves. wish i knew how to knit.....its snowing everywhere but here, i am a little sad. i love the snow!

Wool Winder said...

I love old homes. Do you know much about the history of yours? Sam the snowman is cute.

Rocky Moreno said...

What yarn is that on your needles with that cable pattern? It is so pretty.

CarpeDyem said...

The snowman is lovely - why can I imagine you taking pictures of him outside in the snow?!

The mug cosy is looking good. I quite understand about lateness of night not being conducive to cabling..... yes there is a story there, but it got frogged......

Jenny Girl said...

The cozy looks great. What yarn is that? It is very pretty and warm looking.

WhiteStone said...

Love the mug cozies. DD and I found SWS on sale a couple weeks ago and bought the few that were left in the bin.