Snow in Texas?

I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland outside! (Lower your expectations people, it’s snow in Texas…)  While my friends in Ohio just got 8 inches of snow and a snow day, I got my snow too! Just in manageable doses. But you know what is most exciting about snow? Wearing knitted things!

So I pulled out my turban that I knitted this summer along with my trusty mittens.  I was sure I wasn’t going to be able to wear my mittens at all this winter but it turns out it is cold enough in Texas for super thick mittens!

Colorwork Mittens

Ravelry page for Triangle Study mittens

Hand-knit turban

Ravelry link for Turban

Dog in Snow

Sorry for the lame picture of my dog.  I was trying to get a cuter one, or one where she was at least looking at the camera but she was hell bent on making all the snow yellow by the end of the walk.  What’s the weather like where you live? Do you use snow as an excess to wear way too many knitted layers like I do?

First Post

So this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now but for one reason or another, have never gotten around to doing.  I was always busy with schoolwork or life just got in the way and I felt like even though I wanted to start a blog, I just wasn’t in the right place in my life yet.  But the stars have aligned and I’m jumping in head first. 

I am really into knitting. Like really into it.  I have so much yarn it is literally cascading out of my closet (big shout out to my grandma for giving me a significant portion of her yarn stash).  But I on the surface, I keep it all neatly contained and the outside world has no idea how crazy I am. 

I use to be really embarrassed how much I liked knitting.  It’s very much considered a nerdy, grandma hobby and since I didn’t want to be classified as a nerdy, grandma girl, I didn’t really tell people.  But recently I decided that hiding it was dumb.  If people think knitting is lame, that’s their problem.  Side note: knitting is not at all lame and I am the warmest person in the winter because of all the awesome accessories I knit.

So I decided to start this blog for two reasons: 1. as a outlet so I can share all the cool things I knit and 2. to show the world that knitting is awesome and that there are tons of things to be knit that aren’t at all grandma-y.