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Hurricane in Minnesota


Last night we had wind gusts to 61 mph.  Dreamboy went to a football game.  We make em tough here in Minnesota.  Did I mention that it was 37 degrees?

You’ve seen all the photos of my patio this fall…looking gorgeous.  This is my patio this morning.

Yes, folks!  That’s snow.  I went back to bed after the kids left for school.

I was up last night listening to the wind spinning until %$!@ AM.  Yes, way too late!  I’m going to have to take a break because I have sore hands!  I’m really enjoying it though.

I haven’t been doing a ton of knitting, but I’m working on this.

This is Hypernova.  The beginning required a few brain cells, but now it’s easy knitting.  The yarn is yummy.  It’s Blue Moon Fiber Arts in Marine Silk Worsted.  It’s silk, merino, and sea cell.  The colorway is Persephone’s Persimmons.  It’s going to have wonderful drape.

Even though the wind has died down to 36 mph (ha!) I think I’ll stay inside again today.  I need to wind the rest of the yarn for this, and then I think I’ll hit the sewing room.  Yesterday, when I was in there, I decided to clean up a pile in the corner.  I pulled out a quilt that I quilted probably 4 years ago.  The binding was stitched on, but not hand stitched.  I worked on that last night, and I’ll probably finish it tonight.  Isn’t that ridiculous?  4 years to stitch a binding.

I think it’s time to hit the coffee.


Author: mariajhmom

I'm a wife, mom, quilter, knitter, and spinner. I blog at

8 thoughts on “Hurricane in Minnesota

  1. What an awesome shawl pattern! I love how it flares out.

    No snow here in Wisconsin, but maybe tonight…. The wicked wind is still howling though.

    Glad to hear you found a quilt to finish without a lot work left to do. Sometimes those things just make us scratch our heads and say “what the….” Post a photo of it when you’re done.

  2. Oh my gosh …. there isn’t a coat thick enough, or warm enough to deal with that temp and that much wind!!!

    Hope things are a little quieter today.

  3. Yucky snow. I always dread the beginning of snow season.

  4. Your backyard is still very gorgeous! Just need a fire in the fireplace. I hope the weather didn’t put a glitch in the romantic dinner you were serving for the young couple.

    Quilting guilt is not permitted. Obviously the quilt was not meant to be finished until now!

  5. Oh my! Kind of early for snow. Brrrrr.

  6. Maybe you’d better stop spinning now so that you will have some dexterity left for your workshop, ha. Tube socks filled with rice and then popped into the microwave to warm feel good when you have a case of “spinner’s knuckles”. Your quilt fever must be contagious: my daughter and I both took quilt tops to the shop to be quilted today. Maybe I’ll spin a bit and listen to the wind blow. No snow here in Omaha yet, but I always wonder why we can’t move Halloween to earlier in October, as we’re usually just days from sneaking the 31st in during nice weather.

  7. the Hypernova is going to look really nice on me – perfect color! HA! You are so ambitious. Thank you for the first glimpse of snow. I love the winter – it cannot come soon enough for me! We are having 70 degree weather in the northeast, it’s odd.
    (p.s. something is way wrong with my paypal – need your snail mail address, please!)

  8. Great job spinning, Maria! What brand of wheel did you buy? I’m shopping and cant’d decide – too many choices!

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