03 February 2008

snow day...err...weekend.

Things have been extra lazy & hazy around the apartment - we were completely without heat for a couple of days (I'll mention, just for the sake of mentioning it, that the couple of days we were heat-free were actually THE COLDEST EFFING DAYS EVER) - making being anywhere other than the bed, beneath the duvet, a heavy blanket & an electric blanket, wearing sweaters and socks and hats totally uncomfortable.

Part of me, some sick part of me, kind of liked *having* to be snuggled up in bed, but I guess that's easier said by the person who can leave during the day & go to a heated office. Poor Gord had to put up with the cold all by himself. It's fixed now, and not a moment too soon, because the day after it was fixed, we got a massive douse of bad weather.

This is what I looked like upon returning home (2 hours after I had left) from an honest to goodness try at getting to work on Friday morning. It didn't work.

Luckily, the day before, I had cashed in most of my Shopper's Drug Mart reward points for a Nintendo DS! So I spent the day playing some Animal Crossing & some Brain Age & finished up a pair of socks for Gord.


I used some Emu Superwash DK that a swappy pal sent to me, and size 3 needles.
I started these when Gord was first in the hospital - the second sock didn't get made straight away for a number of reasons, but over the past couple of months, there have been comments like "Oh, nothing feels better on my feet than handknit socks" or "Boy, these store bought socks are no good for my circulation" etcetera. I picked up on these hints & decided to whip the second one out this weekend. I can now strike these off the list of 'unfinished projects that are just nag nag nagging me all the time.'

Oh, and I really do have to say a big huge thank you to everyone who wished Gord a Happy Birthday! He seemed quite touched that so many of you took the time to send along well-wishes! And, thank you to Amy and Julia who awarded me with a 'You Make my Day Award!" It made my day! Really & truly!

6 comments:

Knitting Mama said...

The socks look great! It's been f-ing cold here too... Enough to fog up my glasses too!

sue said...

I really dont know how humans can live in places where it snows as it gets so cold. Where I live the coldest it gets to is about 13 degrees, not much less than that. I would love to wear handknit socks too to keep out the cold, and Gord's socks look great. Stay warm.

Julia said...

That picture is priceless! (I meant to actually inform everyone that "makes my day", but I didn't need to!)

Brenda in Toronto said...

that photo sums it up perfectly!

rachel m. said...

that was a LOT of shopper's points!!! i was out of town and missed the storm, and i think i'm glad!!

Funessa said...

p.s. You make my day too! :)