Sunday, November 23, 2008

Attack of the Slippery White Stuff

Princess Knitsalot headed home to Ontario yesterday. She had arrived in rain and left in snow... Yes, we had our first real snowfall of the season yesterday. Why is it that winter always seems to catch Canadians by surprise?
We had a long, slow and slightly scary trip going both to the airport and coming home. I'm not quite sure why, since it had been clearly snowing for quite a while, but there were NO SNOWPLOWS out yesterday afternoon. I did manage to find one on the way home which had the advantage of making the trip less slippery, if not any faster.
My sister had suggested to my niece that winter boots might be a good thing to pack because it was already snowing in Ontario last weekend, but since she knew that we didn't have snow she declined. However, snowboots were a must yesterday. I knew that there was a reason that I hadn't disposed of Old Son's boots from last year yet, I just didn't know what it was. Yes, I sent Princess Knitsalot home wearing her cousin's outgrown snow boots. They were a little big on her but did at least keep her feet warm and dry. Quite the fashion statement, too!

(I would have taken and posted pics of both the boots and the snow, but it appears that Mr. Me has taken the camera travelling with him...)

4 comments:

Channon said...

We had a dusting a week ago. I'm ready for some real snow though.

km said...

The size of boys feet are amazing to me. Your teenage son has outgrown boots to give to an older cousin. I bet making him socks is like knitting for a man already. YIKES! My 7 has taken to wearing my flip-flops if they are by the door. They're not that big anymore. I have no idea about EU sized for him, but his new shoes we bought last week are 3's. I wear a EU 39. Are Canadian shoes sized like ours or like European shoes.

Anonymous said...

I've been out of the swing of things lately but am back trying to check in on previous swap partners and friends. BTW - I've knitted sock this year but still love the ones you knit me best of all.

Lisa said...

I'm glad that your mom sense kicked in and you kept the boots. You never know when they will be needed! I'm also glad that you got her back to her mom safe and sound...