Here in the San Juan Islands we got a few humble inches of the white winter stuff today. The snow covered almost every surface, just not very well. It’s good for packing though. If there’s more snow tomorrow I want to make a snowman. There should be enough to make a little one.
I’ve been on a short hiatus from the actual act of crocheting and with my hooks on vacation and all, I took them outside to enjoy the view.
If you’re just itching for a granny square blanket and can’t wait for the free pattern to turn up, give these a gander:
In other news the snow completely covered the Christmas – ahem – holiday lights that are coiled around the deck. Little by little they melted quarter sized circles all along the deck. Scientifically speaking, it was interesting to see how much snow a little bulb could melt but I didn’t give it much attention.
Then at dusk I saw that the light illuminated the snow surrounding the bulb and it looked like a bunch of tiny glowing votives. They seem very cozy in their little snow caves.
*That’s cool* a random fact
Thomas Edison tried over 1,500 different materials for the filament in his first lightbulb including fishing line, coconut fibers and hair taken from a friend’s beard.