I live Maryland suburbs of DC. Here is a cool time-lapse video done in nearby Tysons Corner, Virginia during last weekend's snow storm.
Now we're getting a second huge hit - on top of the 36 inches we already have, they're expecting at least another foot of the wretched white stuff. Montgomery County just announced that they're even halting all plow operations because it's so dangerous. Believe me, this is has never happened here before. Some winters, we get six inches of snow over the whole damn winter!
I hate the snow. My dog refuses to go to the bathroom - last weekend, he went 29 hours before finally exploding two feet outside the back door of my building. I miss my boyfriend. We usually see each other every Sunday but we've been snowed out for two weekends in a row. We literally risked our lives a couple of nights ago to meet halfway for dinner. I was really happy to see him but it was far too dangerous to be out driving around. I witnessed five multi-car pileups on the way home. I really want to go to Target, the library, and the bookstore. And maybe check out some movies from Blockbuster, too. But no go.
That's my bad news. The good news: I'm warm, safe, and dry. I have plenty of food. I live in a new building with underground electricity so I'm unlikely to lose power because of falling trees. My doggie is even learning to do his business on two-inch strips of available grass.
And best of all, the snow days have left my business quiet enough for me to organize my stash. I spent the whole afternoon yesterday sorting yarn and knitting swatches. It was really fun. Everything is now organized, labeled and stacked to the sky.
See the swatch on the very right? With the variegated and white yarns? I'm thinking of using these yarns to make the Swirls Hat. I've never worn hats but this blizzard has me longing for one.
And just in case you're wondering, YES, I'm still knitting the unending stockinette section of my Handstrikket. I persevere. But since I'm dedicated to your interest in knitting and my own, too, I'm blogging about all these other matters instead. I can spend every night bored out of my mind knitting straight brown fabric if it means I can spend the day with you talking about anything else!
PS - My wretched Ultimate Sweater Machine is available on ebay for only $150 plus $10 shipping. A real deal since KMart sells it for $249 plus shipping. Just because I hated it doesn't necessarily mean you will!