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Wild West Coast Weather!

We’ve had quite a wild weather week since I was last here! We’ve had snow, flooding, and high winds! It rarely snows here (it’s snowed about once a winter since we’ve moved here), and it’s always  kind of exciting when the white stuff starts falling from the sky.

Sailor, of course, loves the snow and gets a little crazy as soon as there’s enough in the yard to run through! (he also got a haircut…doesn’t he look handsome?!)

After the snow we had ridiculous amounts of pouring rain that left western Oregon in a bit of trouble. Thankfully, most people in Corvallis made out alright and only had to deal with the inconvenience of roads being closed. The trails were closed for a few days due to landslides, but the rain slowed down at the end of the week and the rivers have all started to go down.

Unfortunately, I don’t have much crafting to show off on the blog (my biggest excuse for being absent from this space for over a week!). Not that I haven’t been working on things, because I have. My Julissa sweater is coming along nicely, and I have about an inch of ribbing left on the body before I’m ready to bind off and start the sleeves.

Stash just started it’s first Knit-A-Long, so I do have  a little something to show off! The KAL has knitters either working on the Paper Moon Socks or the Hado Slouch hat. I’ve been dying for an excuse to buy some of the new sock yarns at the shop, so I choose the socks. I cast-on last Wednesday at Stitch Night and have made really good progress on the first sock. I have about 8 more rows and I’ll be done with the first sock!

I LOVE them! I’m planning on finishing tonight, so I can cast-on for the second one at Stitch Night (or possibly before) and hopefully I’ll avoid second sock syndrome.

The garter stitch on either side of the cables is a nice touch, I think. 

I promise I’ll be back soon with more exciting craftiness!

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