Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Few More Snow Scenes


Greetings from Swiss Lane in Truckee where we had another 8 feet of snow two weeks ago.  The locals are saying this is the most snow they have seen in 30 years and even our governor, Jerry Brown, is declaring the drought is over.    Here's a picture of our street:

Forget the Fitness Center; if you want a real workout, try shovelling snow for 3 hours. I'm wearing a ski sweater called "A Day At The Slopes" that I made  few years back and from the looks of things, I may be wearing it right through Memorial Day!

Check out our neighbor's house; it's a single story and pretty much buried under all the snow.  The roofing companies have assured us that these houses are built to hold almost 20 feet (yes 20 feet!) of snow and no one seems to be worried about them caving in.

     Here's our driveway; the snow plow service gave up after we had an additional 8 inches and didn't bother to show up.  The thing is, we are running out of space to blow the snow with our snow blower.                                                                                                                                                            

Here's the entrance to our driveway:


Here's the thing; if you are a knitter, you secretly delight in all this.  It's a great chance to stay in the house, sit by the fireplace, have something warm to drink and knit!  Here's my next project for myself:

        As the pattern says, it's a long shawl collared vest from SweaterBabe and I'm going to use the yarn suggested, which is Knit Picks Andean Silk .

 Plan to start working on this tomorrow;  let's see how long it takes to finish it!


  1. You win! Better make sure the SCUBA tanks are filled for when all that stuff MELTS!

  2. Love the snow pictures! Maybe being a knitter since childhood is one reason why I still enjoy all that snow, though mine has melted and the days of waiting til June for bare ground are probably behind me.