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Saturday, March 5, 2016

Are You Ready For Some Iknitarod?

I'm terribly sad about our forecast for 70 degree days next week. I'm just not ready for spring and it's Iknitarod time for crying out loud. I always get snow for at least some part of the Iknitarod...but it sure isn't looking like it for this year :-/.  

We had a chance of snow/rain mix for Thursday and when I saw a few flakes coming down while I was doing morning chores, I thought, well, at least I can pull my swatch out and get a picture of that part of the Iknitarod.  And then it stopped snowing.  Great...  And then it started back up a couple hours later!  I quickly grabbed my swatch yarn, set up a "snow" photo.

Flurries are better than nothing...

It wasn't really a white out behind the barn.  The photo is just over exposed trying to compensate for the darkness of the barn.  

In just a few minutes, the flurries were starting to pile up.  There just may be a little Iknitarod magic after all!  

I took some pictures of the horses, the sheep, the chickens and then I brought the yarn (and myself) in to dry off.

Toasty in  front of the fire.

I knit further on the swatch, did some measuring and by then the snow was starting to pile up.

One more snow picture because this will probably be the only snow this yarn sees until next winter.  

Baaxter's eating some snow ice cream off the gate.  It was melting almost as fast as it was falling, but what a snow it was!  I'd guess we probably got 10" or so in total.  Seriously!  It was snowing big clumps of snow flakes stuck together like snowballs from heaven.  

I took tons of pictures (including my new all time favorite picture!) and videos and will save them to share during the 70 degree days of the Iknitarod next week.  

Baaxter's "official" Iknitarod snow picture.  Nice face, Baby B.  

I once again signed up for the Iditarod Insider so I could overrun my allotted bandwidth watch the ceremonial start today and thoroughly enjoyed seeing my favorite mushers and meeting some new one.  While doing that I cast on both sleeves.  My goal for tonight is to have the ribbing for both finished.

And so it begins!

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