Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Murder and Mayhem in Siberia!

Bet you didn't know that I had moved from upstate NY to Siberia!

antarctic air has settled in our neck of the woods 
and it is frightfully frigid!!!

Yesterday, taking teen (aka Sugarbaby) to work (at a frozen yogurt shop no less!!!),
the temperature was a balmy...

but surprisingly,

even Siberia can have a pretty sunset!

And by the time said teen was done toiling...

which, by the way, was past my bedtime,
I decided it was best to travel toastily 

in my pajamas, bathrobe, winter coat and boots, of course!

Today wasn't much better...

on the way to the gym before the crack of dawn..

(yes that says -2 F!)

and by afternoon, I was almost sweating at a rousing

8 degrees FAHRENHEIT!!! 

So, when the surroundings begin to glaciate
it is definitely better to be playing inside the igloo!

And that is what I have been doing (mostly).

Sometimes, I like to get comfy on our couch and knit..

The thing is, there seems to be a chesterfield vortex
(not to be confused with the perilous polar vortex!)

as a variety of objects seem to be devoured
into the creases of the said divan...

like this knitting needle I was using to knit my first pair of socks...

As I reached down to clutch the bamboo stick from 
imminent evaporation,

something awful happened!!!!

I killed my stick!!!

 If I had only taken care

to store my sticks in a nice, handmade knitting needle roll!

Like the one that I now have!!!

Of course, nothing goes as planned...

especially when you leave your pins near the edge


you staple the directions in the incorrect order
after they are spewed out of the printer onto the floor!

But now I have a new needle nest!
I did manage to create this week's activity 

for Life Book 2014

even if it spilled over

onto all surfaces!

And that is how one might keep engaged in Irkutsk
if you are going to survive the ice!

(warning: some brain cells may have atrophied in the arctic in the act of authoring this article)


Vicki Miller said...

Oh you poor thing! I can't believe how cold it is over there. Can't wait to see your socks finished!

Beverly said...

Yikes- stay warm!

Marilyn J. Rock said...

When you get ice; make ice cubes! :) It is beyond cold isn't it? Yikes!

I look forward to seeing your socks!


patty a. said...

Yesterday the high was 10, but with the sun shinning it didn't seem that bad. Once the sun disappeared it was still 10 degrees, but it just seemed colder. Today it is 9 - 10 degrees again, but no sun and we are getting a light snow. Stay warm!

JB said...

I guess this frigid experience experience will be just one more thing to add to your Life Book. I like the background stenciling and all the various items in your collage - map, pattern pieces, cheesecloth, postmarks etc.

Vicki W said...

What I want to know is how many customers a frozen yogurt shop gets when it's that cold. I can't imagine going out for a frozen treat right now!

What Comes Next? said...

I hope it warms up soon for you! Love your journal page, so many wonderful bits to it. The knotting needle case is a great idea - hope to see your socks soon!

Renate said...

Yes I'm with Vicki W. Who DOES go out for frozen yogurt in frigid weather? At least the "igloo" is comfy, cozy and has sufficient supplies to keep a creative "eskimo" occupied. That collage for your life book is terrific.

MariQuilts said...

Hi Lisa
I don't know if you realize it but you are set at no-reply when you comment. I just thought you might not realize it.