Yep, look what I made! It's quite far from perfect, but it'll be okay. I got about a dozen rows done, then ripped and started over. I'm a lot happier with the second try. A few more inches to go and all the pieces will be finished! I charted the M myself, tracing a manipulated letter onto custom knitter's graph paper using my kitchen window as a lightbox. It turned out just a teeny bit taller and narrower than I'd planned, but I'm happy with that, too.
And yep, I bought yarn. Three hanks of Cascade Pastazza for more Log Cabin Socks -- I love that yarn, I love those socks. I don't know how to describe that color, but trust me, it's pretty. That's some Trekking sock yarn that coordinates rather well with the Pastazza for no particular reason. I also bought a few skeins of Lamb's Pride Worsted in bright colors because I got Jess Hutchison's booklet in the mail the other day. That will be some fun knitting!
It snowed yesterday. It was nothing like last week in New England (is there a Barry Manilow song? B.M. comes to mind!), but it was our first significant storm. It started fairly early, and then picked up in the late morning. Some schools were closed in the early afternoon and I think that was wise -- it was gray and there was a lot of blowing and visibility was often poor. It took Ali a very long time to get home today. She may be extra, extra cautious these days when weather is a factor.