Waiting for Snowmageddon

I woke up this morning to a warm, sunny day and a cell phone full of alerts. Well, look at that! A weather alert had been declared overnight for my area.

The knitworthy niece showing off her fabulous mitts!!
But in sunny California my KNITWORTHY niece is rocking her new mitts that I made for her. Did you ever see a happier recipient of a knitted item? She posted the picture to Facebook last night and my phone was also full of reactions to her picture. That’s what I’m talking about! Knitworthy.

The panic was in full swing when I looked at my phone. The schools were already closed for tomorrow. The city was advising that I get essential supplies and that I should plan on staying home tomorrow. There was a note about taking care of animals and checking the furnace. The county sent a message warning that they would try to keep “snow route” roads open, but they couldn’t make any guarantees.  By the afternoon the National Weather Service had put out a blizzard warning, and by this evening the weather forecasters were talking about a possible “bomb cyclone“.

Cat face.
Cats do not like snow!! They aren’t really sure what “bomb cyclones” are, but they can’t be good. Cats dislike “bomb cyclones” and blizzards even more than they dislike snow.

There have been several storms and a lot of avalanches this month, some of which came across the major interstate freeway through the mountains. Here in Colorado we usually get snow in March (it is the snowiest month for us), but this is ridiculous!

All right then… not a moment to spare! I sprang into action and hit the road. Essentials for the storm include: gas for the car, groceries (including salmon and avocadoes… I believe in civilized snow emergencies!), a blood draw at Kaiser, and books from the library. I grabbed a Starbucks latte for a treat and headed home to get shovels and other gear ready for the storm. I now have yummy food, lots of projects, and good books to keep me company. Bring it on, Mother Nature, I am ready to go. MacKenzie, not so much, but that is the way it is for cats, I’m afraid.

Happy cat wearing knitted project.
MacKenzie and I have been working on my Sturgill sweater while watching the weather reports, and it is looking good!
Author wearing sweater in progress.
See. Looking good! I’ve taken the body off the needles and am knitting the sleeves right now because… yarn chicken worries. Once the sleeves are done I can blend the remaining yarn artfully to get the length I want.
Moon shining through a tree.
Tonight all is still calm and the storm is still just a dream waiting to happen…

I’m knitting like crazy on the sweater this evening and have several shows queued up for me on the DVR. I’m thinking that I’m in for a few days of prime knitting weather.


You all be safe out there!

PS: Did you wonder what I had to do with the shovel to get it ready for the snowstorm? Why, bring it inside, of course, so it would be warm when I spray it with Pam later for no-stick snow shoveling. We knitters are canny about spring snow storms…

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.

18 thoughts on “Waiting for Snowmageddon”

  1. Oh your jumper is looking sooooooooooo lovely. I can’t help but be jealous of your big snow forecast…a snow bomb! My husband and I love snow, this getting married at the Icehotel in the arctic circle. Obviously hope everyone is ok…but please post some snowy pictures for us to see. We had a pathetic effort of snow yesterday, it melted as soon as it hit the ground.

    1. I actually like the snow too, but I’m thinking that the 75 mph winds will be a problem! Married in the Ice Hotel? How cool! I’m hoping that I won’t have to shovel too much; it will all depend on where the wind piles up the snow.

      There will be a lot of knitting going on. Next picture should have the sleeves on. 🙂

  2. Enjoy your snow day! We moved from the pocono mountains to eastern North Carolina last summer, and I find when there is lots of snow up there, I declare a snow day for myself! Enjoy and be safe!

      1. Keep your fingers crossed. There are almost 200,000 without power (but I’m still okay) and the governor activated the national guard. It’s a big mess here!

      2. Oh boy….lasy match we had a vicious nor’Easter that took power and roads put for 9 days. Definitely keeping my fingers crossed for you!!

  3. Stay safe! I hope the storm is less than they’ve geared everyone up for.
    Your sweater is looking wonderful!
    I’ve said it before but I must say it again. Your niece is the most knitworthy person on Earth:)

  4. You are definitely snowmageddon ready! What in the heck is a snow bomb? I live in WI so of course, I have to know. The avalanches have been crazy all over CO. My friend has a place in Ames and they’ve had quite a bit, too. I am a bit jealous about you having to stay in a suffer through a day of knitting! 😉

    I love the pic of your niece and her mitts. They even match her hair (Btw, I love her hair color)!

    Hopefully, the winds won’t do too much damage. Stay safe and warm. Happy knitting!

    1. The news has been explaining bomb cyclone to us. It’s a rapidly developing storm driven by extreme air pressure differences. I guess record lows are being recorded, and as the storm spins up it looks like a hurricane on land. Who knew? Certainly the weather map looks exciting…

      There is a lot of snow already. Good thing my shovel is warmed up and ready to go! It will be a nice break from knitting.

      I love my niece’s hair color too. She just made that picture her Facebook profile pic; it is a good one!

  5. Your sweater is looking lovely! I know you and MacKenzie will have a good time knitting and waiting out the storm if it comes. And your niece looks thrilled with her new mitts – they go really well with her hair!

  6. “Cats do not like snow!! They aren’t really sure what “bomb cyclones” are, but they can’t be good. Cats dislike “bomb cyclones” and blizzards even more than they dislike snow.” 🤣🤣🤣

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