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I live in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have a husband who is a masters rower and a daughter obsessed with all things Japanese.  I'm a knitter and a spinner!  When I spin too much yarn I list it on my Etsy shop www.saratogaspinning.etsy.com.
My husband is also a master metalsmith and creates wonderful wrought iron wine racks displayed at www.oldworldwinerackdesigns.com.

I am a volunteer for the AFS student exchange program.  http://www.afs.org/
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Monday, February 19, 2007

Blizzard Recover and Finished Objects

We are definitely in the recovery stage here - what a lot of snow! And all in one day! I think I cleaned the car off 3 times during the storm and still had to clean it off the next morning to get to work.

Mark made it up to Gore and back again - amazingly! He was actually very lucky. He might have been the last to make it off the mountain. You can look at some pictures at Gore's website. It's pretty wild. He said his ride home was the worst in his life. And he's driven in some tough weather.

Our back deck. This isn't even the worst of it. We had to clear it all off yesterday so the deck wouldn't collapse.

Here are some finished objects! I finished the first of my test knitting for Mezzo Diva! The pattern is fabulous and was very easy to follow. I'd definitely recommend them when she finalizes the pattern and puts it up on her blog!

And here is my second finished object! My bag for the International Tote Exchange! It came out great and knitting the mitered square pattern was fun. This is pre-felting with a magazine to show the size.
Here it is post felting - I think it looks great! I took it to my parents for the felting process. I have a front loader and since they're right next door, I took the easy way out! Dad was amazed with the process. I don't think he's ever seen it before or actually given any thought as to how anything is felted. I hope my pal likes it!

Here it is post felting with the magazine to show how much it shrunk! The Rowing Cat thinks it's pretty cool. We experienced a quiet miracle with her this week - she took a shower on Saturday afternoon and Mark and I then heard the miracle sound of the hair dryer! Usually she just lets her hair dry or asks me to dry it for her . . . This could be the start of something good - as any parent of a teenager can attest to!

I also worked up a quick hat from Spin to Knit with my purple handspun! I'll post a picture of that next time!


KnittingKnirvana said...

I love the mitered felted tote bag. Too cute!

Can you believe that storm? I agree--it was the worst drive of my life too! So much for a mild winter and early spring. Darned ground hog!!

Holly Jo said...

That is really a lot of snow in a short time. We get that much in a storm over a period of days so clearing out is not that huge of a chore and main roads get cleared.

Your bag is fabulous - where was the pattern from?

Can't wait to see the hat!

Midnight2sticks said...

Wow! Thats amazing-glad everyone made it home OK. Sheesh-we had like 4 or 5 inches & every one freaked out!

Jknits said...

I can hardly believe how badly you got hammered with the snow. It was an icy mess here but light on the snow.
I said it on the ITE blog - but it bears repeating - that's a great bag.

s t a c i said...

The bag is really cute! I love the colors you picked.

Lisa L said...

Thanks for all of the bag compliments! It was one of those projects that came out better than hoped for. My pal is from Florida, likes tropical colors and wants a bag to carry her crochet in on her cruises - I figured that with these colors it will be hard to lose!

Nora said...

WOW Liz... those snow photos are amazing 9and so hard to wrap my head around - I'm sitting here with the air-con on FULL!)

Nora said...

Oh, and I love the bag - what a difference in size!