I have to make a confession: I made it snow. Or, at least, Juliana and I made it snow. Just last Sunday, we both complained that there hadn’t been a good dumping of snow in years and how much we wanted a real snow day. Fast forward to Weds night and I’m getting into bed after staying up late weaving in ends for Feathernest and there’s a red exclamation point from my weather app saying expect 4-6 inches of snow.
Now, having grown up in Portland I know that the weatherman always lies. But this red exclamation point seemed pretty serious. And I’m so happy it was!! The whole office ended up leaving early on Thursday to get ahead of the storm but it still took me 2 hours to get home (it usually takes 1 hour). The max line could not handle the snow/cold. I knew it was going to be bad so I was extra bundled and I had my book so all in all, not the end of the world. Once I got home, I made Nick take pictures of me wearing my new sweater in the snow :)
Sidenote: Yes, I shortened the sleeves on my Feathernest. I tried it on just to test out the sleeve decreases and ended up really liking the look of elbow length sleeves. And, elbow length meant I’d be done with the sweater even faster! Plus, I thought we were heading into spring so shorter sleeves would mean I’d wear it more often. This is another way I made it snow – by taunting mother nature with my spring planning.
By Thurs night we had about 6 inches. We let the cats out to play but Harold was the only one willing to at least test out the snow.
He ultimately decided it was too cold and weird and headed back inside.
Friday, I worked from home rather than risk being stuck on the max for another 2 hours both ways. And I’m glad I did because by the end of the day we were up to 10 inches. I took the opportunity to get pictures of another knit that I’d never really posted me wearing!
(I wanted an action shot of throwing snow)
I asked Nick if he wanted a picture of himself since he was being so nice taking pictures of me. He said no.
He’s covering his face since he knows I’m not a very good listener.
The snow was so soft and powdery that we couldn’t build a snowman. So many people were cross country skiing through our neighborhood and we even saw some people carrying a snowboard around (to snowboard down the tiny hills?) By Saturday we were up to 13 inches and I made Nick take a walk with me to combat cabin fever.
We saw several families sledding down the hills around Intel which was just so adorable.
We cut through the parking lot and there were these huge snow mountains. I HAD to climb them. They were a little tricky, since the snow was sooo powdery that I couldn’t be sure I wouldn’t just fall to the center. But don’t worry, I made Nick promise he would rescue me if I got buried.
It’s hard to tell in those pictures, but I promise you it was a mountain.
My boots sunk so low into the snow.
Nick tried to tell me we hadn’t needed to take such a long walk in order to take this picture but I still think it was worth it. Shout outs to my Irish Hiking Hat and Snowflake Scarf for keeping me toasty.
By Sunday, we had about a 1/2 inch of ice layer and temps finally went up above freezing. This meant only one thing to me: SNOWMAN TIME!! I’d been singing “Do you wanna build a snowman?” to Nick all weekend.
I love how focused Nick got when it came to giving his snowman icicle hair.
YAY SNOW!!!! It’s supposed to melt by tomorrow but our street is still a winter wonderland. I’m hoping the snow people stay a few days too :)