Anyway... the point is that when the snow hits the Puget Sound, the idea of going to work is even less appealing than usual. Not only are the roads dangerous, but I spend the day attempting to stay warm. Thank goodness for my Tenth Doctor fingerless mitts - they're quite an improvement at work over last year! Wednesday, on my way to work, I looked at the snow dusted evergreens lining the freeway and inspiration struck. Snow Day yarn could be totally cool. Cool in the good way :-)
As luck would have it, it snowed hard enough and the roads were dangerous enough that I didn't have to go to work yesterday. I got a true snow day. As much as I wanted to go build a snow dalek, the call of the crock pot was stronger and I spent the entire day dyeing. 6 skeins total, most of which will go up in the shop next week, but one that I just can't wait to share and now available in my shop...
Snow Day on Schmutzy
Proof that I'm preparing for next winter: One of my many current WIPs, Slightly Snarky Reading Mitts. This is the first mitt, just starting on the thumb gusset. I'm hoping to finish them this weekend between all the dyeing. Wish me luck!
Oh, and for the record, I'm sad that spellcheck doesn't seem to think "dalek" is a real word.