See how gray it all looks?
Okay, well that picture has a lot of red Virginia
Poor old Blaze is looking rough! And so are my pants. I can not get in or out of the car without rubbing against that nasty gray stuff. I look like I've been on a major powdered sugar donut binge. But at least Blaze made it home in time for the big snow fall. Mike had taken her out of town for work (again) & made it home just minutes before it started snowing.
On one of his recent trips, Mike was a bad car daddy! Blaze celebrated a big mileage milestone & Mike failed to photograph it happening.
Blaze, our youngest Chevrolet, (we have several) hit 300,000 miles!
I just hope Blaze gets to see 400,000. I had my doubts yesterday. I took the boy child out to teach him how to drive on ice. We went to a nearby unplowed church parking lot that had plenty of open space to practice skidding & sliding without having to worry about ditches or other cars. I gave him the lecture about what to expect & how to handle it. We traded seats & I told him to carefully, very carefully try to take off a little too fast & feel the car start to slip. He instantly floored it & began doing donuts all over the parking lot. Controlled donuts, I have to admit. When he'd start to get too close to a light pole or curbing, he'd steer out of the spin, move to a better spot & start us spinning around in circles all over again. I have no idea how he learned to do that but I assume it has something to do with video games. I'm still not sure how he'll handle driving on ice on a straight road with other cars around, but he can damn sure handle doing donuts!
Meanwhile, in knitting news.... after all, this is a blog about knitting.... I finished a cowl & fingerless mittens to match the hat mentioned in my last post. I had planned to put them in my Etsy shop but I was cold today & the cowl matched my outfit. I put it on & decided to never take it back off. And yes, I'm wearing the mitts too. Have I mentioned how cold it is outside? (And inside for that matter, thus the need for the mitts.) Even the hat looks cute on me & hats Never look cute on my big old head.
That's a close up of the mitts. They are reversible! One is turned inside out in the photo. They are knit in an unevenly numbered rib pattern & on one side, you don't notice the rib hardly at all and on the other, the rib stands out & becomes the pattern.
And looky! Look how well the KnitPicks Caspian dpns match the yarn! How cool is that? The needles arrived on the same day I finished knitting the mitts. But do you know the coolest thing? Those are #2 dpns. I meant to order #3. And you know what that means.... I get to place another order! Maybe my world isn't so gray after all.
That's the beginning of a chevron scarf I started while I waited for my KnitPicks order to arrive. It's a simple chevron pattern with alternating double rows of white & an unlabeled rainbow sock yarn from my stash pile. This scarf will have to wait though. Now that my yarn order has arrived, I have a custom order scarf to attend to. Yeah, life is rough when you get paid to do what you absolutely love!