Snow Storm

We are experiencing a serious snow storm at the moment, which is supposed to intensity tonight, then dissipate tomorrow. The roads are treacherous, and there have been some serious accidents on the 401 near Mallorytown, involving cars, transport trucks, hazardous materials, and personal injuries. To the south of us our US neighbours are experiencing even worse winter conditions. Stay warm!

The weather is almost always unpleasant in some way in mid-March.

A quiet day here at Mist Cottage, working a little on my book, and practicing crochet. I think will be looking for a more suitable yarn, and I might have some stored away under a pile of totes. The yarn I have has been adequate for learning the first basics, but now that I am learning to do a single crochet stitch, my results do not resemble the videos and images at all, so it is difficult to figure out what they are talking about. I switched to a smaller hook, and that helped to create a starting chain that looked remotely like the ones in the demonstrations. But the chain is so fine that I need a magnifying glass in addition to my glasses to see what the stitches well enough to work with them. I think I am catching on though, it is the turning that is confounding me, for the moment. My rows get shorter and shorter and shorter; I am pretty sure this is not desirable. Tomorrow is another day!

The roads were dusted with snow when Attila left this morning. Now the storm is picking up, and it looks like Attila’s commute home will be challenging. I look forward to seeing him when he gets here!

Worldly Distractions


Date: 3:00 PM EDT Tuesday 14 March 2017
Condition: Light Snow (Ha! think again weather people, it is snowing cats and dogs!) and Blowing Snow (OK, they got that right.)
Pressure: 101.2 kPa
Tendency: Falling
Temperature: -9.2°C
Dew point: -12.4°C
Humidity: 78%
Wind: N 34 gust 53 km/h
Wind Chill: -19
Visibility: 1 km


“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”
Arthur C. Clarke 1917-

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Bex Crowell

When doing single crochet, and turning… chain up 1, turn, and put hook into the nearest stitch to the hook…do not skip over that first hole… and go into the hole, yarn over, pull thru (2 yarns on hook), yarn over, and pull thru both yarns. And relax. And get a thicker yarn…it will make ALL the difference to you. I really don’t like crocheting with skinny yarn which I’ve been doing today just to keep myself busy…

TopsyTurvy (Teri)

We were lucky and only got 3.5 inches of snow last night, and nothing since then. Sending best wishes that Attila gets home unscathed!

Bex Crowell

If you can get a “chunky” yarn, that would be ideal for you to get going as the stitches show up much better… and that baby yarn (I have some and probably will never use it) is horrid to use… the older you get! I used to crochet with the tiniest size hook there is, very fine cotton thread to make doilies, and OMG, even though I was only in my 20’s, it was hard!

Still the Lucky few

I guess all you can do is snuggle in and keep warm…and busy, of course!