How does a record-breaking 9 degrees at Pittsburgh International sound? (We had a low of a balmy 16 here! We must have been in the banana belt today!)
Yesterday the day was spent taking care of the driveway and walks so VIP's like the mail person and my DH in his truck and bus had passable parking/driving surfaces.
Late yesterday afternoon I took these pictures of the back yard and of DH pushing snow off the driveway with his handy snow pusher he designed and made five years ago. Right after that it was time to go out on his activity run. The roads were not pretty.
Last year about this time it got cold and I got out some of the unspun Icelandic that Meg sells. (Schoolhouse Press has put up the new colors that will be available in January. Hot Tamale!) I'd bought the unspun Icelandic at Camp 2 thinking of a shawl or a Dubbelmossa (Handknitting with Meg Swansen. Chapter 2. Video has been available.) Joyce Williams was concerned that since I hadn't knitted with it before, I might find it temperamental since it is unspun. I responded that since I spin and knit with handspun a lot, I didn't think I'd have problems. Luckily, I was right in that comparison and had no knitting incidents!
Having told you the temperature this morning, yes I did wear it out to the mailbox earlier today....and, the contents of the box from yesterday? ... ('Supposed to be) a Wild Apple bohus (I can't open the box or the tomtens will get me!)....