Winter wonderland

Do you still remember my post in January 2012 about the coldness and snow, it's here, and last year when I took the pictures of my new pillowcases there was snow up to my hips, here. Okay, how about this January 2014 then:


Oh-ho, no snow!


Well a little here and there (melting as I type, almost), but no-snow in Finnish standards. Maybe it's just our yard? Let's take a winder look...

Nope.

And there's no light either. I think I saw sun in Dec. 23rd (my mom claims she almost saw a glimpse the day before yesterday) but not a ray since. But this all said days are definitely longer, and pre-spring (invented by Vivienne from the Green Rabbit Designs) is in the air. Never mind that winter hasn't ever started yet, maybe it skips us entirely this year? Fingers crossed, and happy and bright colors on my needles - spring here we come!

Happy first weekend of 2014, everyone!

Yours,
Mia

18 comments:

Megumi said...

Mia, My yard is covered with snow a lot more than you. That's incredible. Enjoy your pre-winter in the middle of winter.
Megumi

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! I'm happy that your winter seems to be easy this time. Perhaps dark but not so cold and lots of work with cleaning the snow away. Days are longer and that means we are heading to spring! I showed today my NEW blue 'boy friend'- thank you so much! Hugs! x Teje

Anne said...

Lucky you, Mia. Do you want to trade places??!! Enjoy not having meters of snow around.
The days are getting longer; that's the best thing here.
Happy first weekend of 2014…..

Anne and all

Helen Philipps said...

Hello Mia I'm glad that it is not so cold and snowy there this year! Wishing you a happy week of pre spring! Colourful yarn on the needles is the best way to cheer up the dark days :)
Helen x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Pre-spring is spreading across the world....woohoo!! :) It is amazing though that a country like Finland that has so much snow, has none at all this year! Of course the downside of continual rain is greyness but that too will pass. Just enjoy your colourful knitting until the sun shines again!
Happy weekend my friend,
V xxx

moonstruckcreations said...

Wow, that is surprising!

The weather here in the UK has been extremely stormy, but not too cold.

We haven't seen much of the sun either!

Helenxx

crazydazy said...

Funny there not being any snow there.......Im all for this pre spring thing as well!

Jane said...

How strange the weather has been Mia, you are usually up to your neck in snow. I hope the sun shines soon as the darkness is so dreary. Take care my dear xx

Mia said...

Hello dear Megumi,

This year i something else, really - I have seen in the news that there's really cold in US at some places, and a LOT of snow... Strange. I wish we'll both see the signs of spring soon...

Happy January!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Dear Teje,

Thank you for your message! It might be that we here are dancing too soon ;) as it usually snows about as much each year, no matter WHEN - so winter probably comes still... Even I would be more than ready for spring!

Have a lovely second week of 2014!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Anne,

This is amazing - you have more snow than us here!! But it'll be getting colder by the weekend... and I'm sure meters of snow will appear too *sigh*

Lovely January!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

I think the color(yarn)therapy is the best kind - no matter how gray it's outside!

I wish you a lovely and colorful start for your year!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Vivienne,

Thank you so much for inventing ;) the concept of pre-spring, it has made our winters much shorter!

I will keep your blog a pre-spring haven fr now on as it's said to be REALLY cold here in a few days...

Happy January!

Yours.
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

I know, it's so dark&gloomy without sun, I wish it'll shine SOON at yours and here!

I hope your holidays were great, and you've had a lovely start for new year!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Ali,

Pre-spring has stolen everyone's heart! I wish your January days are more brighter and sunnier than ours here...

Have a happy start for 2014!

Yours,
Mia

Mia said...

Hello dear Jane,

It's still gray&rainy here, but is about to change soon - I wish your days are more beautiful and warm, and you can open your studio soon again!

Please give Daisy&Billy a big kiss from me, happy second week of 2014!

Yours,
Mia

Beth of The Linen Cat said...

It's the same here - winter never really happened (yet...I guess there could still be snow for some months to come, we had loads in April once). I hope you get the weather you wish for in coming weeks, snow or some hint of sun, whatever works best for you. Bethx

Mia said...

Hello dear Beth,

It's been a little colder here, but still not that much snow :) I know it's coming (and should come soon and leave too), I am waiting for spring SO already...

I wish you the loveliest weekend, and happy playing with your new sewing machine! Should be great fun!

Yours,
Mia