Ok the snow didn't settle but my snood came to life the same day. It's below zero outside and I'll be wearing it tomorrow. Marvelous! My DH said I looked like the woman from the Scottish Widows ad but I took that as a complement since she's fairly glamorous.
Ordered a second knitting magazine Knitscene from Interweave Publications
Patterns look funky. Looking forward to it arriving. Another American publication. http://www.interweave.com/Magazines/
On with the fluffy tote bag for my dear mum. Trying to work out how to attach the plastic handles. Crochet may be the answer. Will get the bag to the right size while I ponder that.
Have been reading about magic ball knitting - a way to use your stash. Rectangular afghan pieces?