Posted by: mamas2hands | April 17, 2013

Confessions of a Night Owl

Sometimes staying up late is hard to resist. It is one of the few times my household is actually quiet.

Everyone besides me is asleep, including the dogs. The only sound is the humming of my computer and the refrigerator and an occassional pop from the wood in the fire. The quiet is so peaceful it is like the world is just breathing.

It’s a great time to get lots of work done. I can write or crochet without any interruptions. Often times I experience a flood of creativity and may spend 2-3 hours madly sketching and noting down design ideas.

Deck at Night 1

It’s been snowing the past 3 days and we have gotten over 2 feet of the cold fluffy stuff. The snow makes the world even quieter. I took these pictures last night because everything looked so calm out the window.

Deck at Night 2

Almost looks like a Christmas scene, which is appropriate, since I spent yesterday working on proposals for Winter magazine issues. Maybe that is why I have a much easier time designing cold season items. It is a bit difficult to be in the mind-set for warm or hot weather living at this altitude.

Most of my readers here in the US are currently experiencing above freezing temperatures or warmer, while my backyard was a balmy 19F at the time of my little photo session last night.

Deck in the morning

I took another photo this morning before the icicles could get broken. You may not be able to tell, but it was still snowing. As I write this it continues to snow and the temperature has gotten all the way up to 20F.

All this snow is great inspiration for warm and cozy crochet projects like hats, wraps and mittens.  Who knows, by the time the rest of the country is back in wintery weather, I may have a few of these inspirations in magazines for the season.


Responses

  1. OH – the pictures you shared are beautiful! I’m in one of the warmest regions – southwest, USA. Although we are experiencing what we use to call ‘unseasonably’ cool weather as we are expecting another cool front tomorrow. I say ‘what we use to call’ because we are having more and more of these so I’m not sure the term applies anymore. Anyway, you area looks wonderful with all that snow but I don’t know if I could survive in 19-29F. Right now we are at 73F and that’s a bit nippy to my way of thinking for this time of year. Again, normal or typical seems to have changed for us so we are just rolling with it however it comes.
    I wish I had the time to crochet and do projects as you seem to have. I guess when it is ‘what you do’ you can spend the time. I’m not really jealous but I’m wishing it was me. But your entry here has made me think about ways I can start to commit to spending the time to complete a few projects. My more has self taught herself to knit. She is already an excellent crocheter. But she is retired and has time – if not the energy – to commit. Yet even without the energy she gets things done. That’s why I know I can do better. I just need a plan. I’m working on it.
    I’ll be back and maybe I’ll have a plan to share. Thanks for the great read!
    bye for now.


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