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On Wednesday a snowstorm hit. Not some wimpy October snow that melts as soon as it hits the ground, no!

This was a regular, full-blown snowstorm.

We went out early in the day for a get-together with friends we met during the presidential campaign last year. We went to Kneader's at Kimball Junction for breakfast and caught up on everything our friends had been up to. 

We had tickets for Wednesday evening at the Pioneer Theater, but decided to stay home. The snow was reason enough, but we would have missed the World Series game, and I had a feeling it would be the last game, since I was wearing my red "Fenway Pahk Sox," and every time I wore them during the Series, my team won. When I didn't wear them, they lost. See, Red Sox? It wasn't the beards after all!

It pays to be able to knit socks. I've made some progress on the "Green Tea" socks. Socks are so easy to grab when you're going out, and a couple of rounds here, a couple there, mounts up. The yarn is Panda Silk from Crystal Palace Yarns. It's 52% bamboo, 43% Superwash merino and 5% silk. The pattern is "Broad Spiral Ribbing" from Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks.

This week's Thursday was the fifth Thursday, no regular meeting time, but Janet decided to host a special meeting at her house. We enjoyed seeing Karan's quilt top finished. She and Julie talked about how to quilt it.

Here's a nicer view of Karan's quilt top. 

Margareth was helping Jean learn to do needlepoint. This is one of the nice things about our stitching groups. When you need help with something, there's almost always someone who know how and is willing to help. 

Joanie came and was still showing off her Halloween gear. She was finishing up a scarf.

Friday I finally found time to finish warping the floor loom for the waffle scarves. I had a hard time, because the brake wasn't working. After some consternation, I figured out that I must have dropped a couple of links from the brake release lever, so when I put everything back together, it was if I were stepping on the brake release all the time. Then I had a couple of warp threads break and had to rethread two new warp threads to replace them. 

The yarn is some over-spun sport-weight yarn a friend bought me several years ago. It couldn't be used for knitting a sweater, but just for things like hats and mittens. However, it could be used for warp and weft. I was not yet a weaver when I received it. The friend must have been clairvoyant.

Joanie, Margareth and I were planning to go to the Acorn Antique Show in Ogden on Saturday, something Joanie and I do at least twice a year. When I drove by Gorgoza Tubing Park on my way to pick them up, I saw that they were already making snow at Gorgoza. It was 29° at my house, so it was probably colder than that at the tubing park. 

We were really lucky to get our trip in between snow storms! It was a lovely day for the long drive.

We had a great time at the antique show. Here's a lovely butterfly quilt one vendor had. There were many quilts, but this was the best one. It was clearly from the 1930s and in almost perfect condition. At $170, a steal. I wished I could have snapped it up. 

Joanie bought a basket, a yellow ware bowl and a primitive milking stool. Margareth found a painting with a nice frame at a good price. I saw lots of things I could have bought, but the things I really would have liked were too expensive for me. We finished the day with lunch at the train station in Ogden and a visit to the Needlepoint Joint and Shepherd's Bush. I bought a couple of pullover patterns and two skeins of yarn from the sale bin, and two cross-stitch patterns. 

Sunday it snowed again. Yikes! Next weekend, Margareth and I will be driving to Salt Lake City each day for our rug-weaving class with Jason Collingwood. I sure hope the weather is better then!

What's on my needles: Dogwood Blossoms, Christmas Waffle sweater and Green Tea socks with a few more pattern repeats finished. I've ordered yarn for a couple of baby/child sweaters, so I'd better get finished with the sweaters. 

What's on my loom: The aforementioned warp from you-know-where for more scarves for Christmas presents. Also need to warp the table loom for my rug class in a couple of weeks. The linen carpet warp arrived from WEBS for my class project. 

What's on my wheel: Full Circle Roving in "Wolf". First bobbin finished. No progress this week. 

What's on my Sewing needles, Featherweight: Delectable Pathways, piecing the Delectable Mountain block panels. Appliqué panel #3, Making progress.

What's on my iPad/iPhone: listening to The Power of Six by Pittacus Lore on the Overdrive app. Reading Cry of the Peacock by V. R. Christensen on the Kindle App, purchased through BookBub. Listening to the Fiber Hooligan podcast and the Knit Picks podcast.

What's my app of the week: VK Knit Buddy from Vogue Knitting. Margareth had a question about how to do raglan decreases to get the effect she wanted, and I was able to find photos of the K2tog and SSK decreases in the app to help her decide what to do. 

What's in my wine glass: Nathanson Creek Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely!

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and the MacBook, using the iPhone for some photos and some photo processing. No other computer was used in any stage of composition or posting, and no Windows were opened, waited for, cleaned or broken. No animals were harmed during the production of this blog post.

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Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 7:34pm
Dislocated shoulder several years ago requiring surgery, last year a hip injury that required only physical therapy. I think his years of skiing at this level are numbered. He thinks five years. He'll be 77 then. Joanie's husband skied at 80 the year he died from cancer.
Comment by Jodi Cramer on November 4, 2013 at 5:13pm

I love that butterfly quilt! I can see why you wanted it. It was wonderful to read about the fun you had with your friends. I have one question. Do husbands ever get tired of skiing? They may get stopped by health issues, etc., but tired of it? I didn't think that ever happened.

Comment by Rebecca Sundberg on November 4, 2013 at 12:12pm

Ah, snow.  As I look out my window I see that we are being blessed (???) with the first snowfall of the season here in northern BC.  I'm not impressed. Fingers crossed that it turns to rain.  Guess it's time for the winter tires though.

Love Karan's quilt top - my favorite colours.

Comment by Pam/NY on November 4, 2013 at 8:43am

You did get a good blast...hate everything about it!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 7:16am
Pretty, but cold.
Comment by B J Elder/WA on November 4, 2013 at 7:13am

I'm wondering how long it will be before we have a similar scene out our window here --- not that I want it right away. It is pretty to look at.  

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2013 at 6:45am

Mary, I got to see photos of the party! Someone who sings with me in the choir here was there, and she said her son went to the game. She went to BU and is originally from New England, but she lives here now. Still has family there. Yes, Karan's top is lovely, and I'm not very fond of the snow storms in between, either. I think we will leave Park City when DH gets tired of skiing.

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