Snow, snow, go away …

Okay, so I woke up to about 8 inches of slush outside and more coming down. The snow of last Saturday had melted down slightly, but was still in abundance. Last night around 9:00 PM, it started snowing again or, more specifically, what the Weather Service refers to as “a wintry mix.” This means snow, rain, sleet, ice, and any other type of precipitation, all mixed in together.

The State of New Jersey is officially closed for the day, so John is home. My employer closed for the day, so I am home. The snow of last night was only the opening blast. It is in the process of switching directions, the temperature is dropping, and the treetops rocking in the wind. Blizzard warnings are posted for the state. Nothing to do but stay inside with the fiber stash!

But wait!  All is not lost!  When I went outside to fill the bird feeders, look what I found lurking in the slush beside the front steps:

 

A snowdrop! A living, green thing amid all the slush! Spring is coming, we just need to wait out the snow!

In the meantime, this is the spinning for the day:

 

This is Merino roving from Woolbearers in Mount Holly, New Jersey,  http://www.woolbearers.com/ . The owner, Myra, demures when I call her the dyemaster, but she is far better at it than I am. I love the earthy colors in this and am thinking socks at this point.

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