Numerical Knitting

January 18, 2007

Snow Day

Filed under: Knitting,Teaching — by bethc @ 11:34 am

Nope, we’re not having one, but the weather has finally turned cold and there is a chance of flurries tonight and freezing rain on Monday so all of this has gotten me thinking about snow days. (Not that I actually think we will have one.)

I have been known to say that I teach because of the snow days. (Well, that and the summer.) As an adult there are very few bonus moment or real surprises, but if you teach, there’s always the chance of the snow day. A free day. A day to take it easy and go with the flow.

As a kid, my mom always had projects ready for snow days. When I was little we would always bake. As I got older the projects got bigger, refinishing the banister comes to mind. Snow days were special days when the world stopped and mom and I got to work.

Now that Bunny is really in school, I have been thinking about planning for a snow day. I want those days to be special for him! So, just in case we actually have one, here’s a shopping list:

yeast and bread flower

paint for the down stairs bathroom

fabric for a skirt for Bunny’s big-boy bed


Why yarn? Why ask? Isn’t this supposed to be a knitting blog?

So, if you got a snow day, what would you do?


  1. Those are lovely memories of you and your mother! If we get a snow day I’ll likely go insane. How’s that? What a difference a year makes…

    Comment by JulieFrick — January 18, 2007 @ 12:36 pm |Reply

  2. I never really enjoyed snow days as a kid – my mom almost always went to work (growing up in the pacific northwest — which amusingly, is currently blanketed — a half inch would close schools, but not workplaces), and so I’d stay home with my grandfather, and he was … neurotic, to put it nicely. I’d stay in my bedroom and read or something. I liked weekend snow – we’d make snow sculptures, and then fill spritz bottles with water and food coloring and “paint” the snow sculptures. That was a lot of fun.

    Now, I completely refuse to drive in the snow (I have a very light car, and the weight of the car isn’t really enough to hold it down), so I stay in, make hot chocolate, and watch people out on the bike trail by my house with their dogs. Dogs are so much fun to watch in the snow.

    Comment by Amber — January 18, 2007 @ 12:47 pm |Reply

  3. Despite a blizzard that gave us I forget how much snow, followed by -35 C temps, no snow day here. This town never closes. I don’t understand it. Teachers still go to work; kids, though not a ton, still show up. Ugh. Apparently, there was no mail delivered though, and that hasn’t happened in at least 20 years.

    Comment by MamaSutra — January 18, 2007 @ 10:39 pm |Reply

  4. What a great posting! I love a snow day too. Unfortunately this week the kids got a snow day but I didn’t. I did get to wander in late after going back to bed on Mon. morning.

    Comment by Joan — January 20, 2007 @ 12:52 am |Reply

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