February has been a month of extremes — we’ve had two snowstorms almost back to back, with winds blowing snow into 2 ft drifts and temps in the ‘record-breaking’ category. Today, just a little over a week after the 2nd storm, we will have sunny skies and temps at almost 80 degrees. Change has been ‘norm’ for this winter month of February — and, after living in Oklahoma for over 60 years, I’ve learned how to handle those weather ‘swings’ by doing this: when the weather is mild, you do as many outside projects as possible — and when the weather is wild, you turn to inside projects.
Here’s a couple of ‘inside’ projects that kept me busy over the past few weeks ::
Sewing up a lap quilt just for me — with log-cabin blocks started over 15 years ago. It was such fun digging through all the cat prints given to me by family/friends and then stitching them together. Now, I just need to work on a pieced backing for this quilt and get it finished before another 15 years rolls by !
A little knitted vest that totally surprised me — cast on and completed in 3 days — and, it’s adorable. I think I know a little dark-haired beauty it just might fit. Such a simple/easy pattern found on Raverly ( love, love this website — I could not have finished this project without all the helpful notes posted by other vest knitters). Enjoyed knitted the first vest so much, I’m currently knitting a spring green vest for a certain 3 year with red curly hair. Hopefully I’ll have it finished early week; and, with 5 grand-daughters, I’m sure there will be more ‘vest knitting’ in the coming months.
Two wild winter storms – two ‘inside’ projects — now, I just need to get outside and work on some of those ‘outside’ projects while the sun shines on these mild winter days.
Note: Vest – Yarn, 2 strands – one each of Plymouth Encore and Paton’s sock yarn. Pattern (Plain Vest) by Anna & Heidi Pickles – size 1 is free – a PDF multiple size pattern can be purchased from their website.