I couldn't believe my eyes this morning - first snow, then sheets of ice - and now more snow on top:(( I am not usually a "good weather" person, but I have to admit: I don't need spring or summer right away - but temperatures of 7 or 8 deg. C plus would be nice for a few days.... (just to get supplies in!) DH thought he can walk better on the fresh snow and just left for town - on his bike! he took the phone with him just in case... in case he breaks his legs and I am supposed to save him on foot? men can be quite foolish at times.... I do hope he doesn't break his neck instead!!
by now the snowfall has stopped and the brighter weather has returned - but just in case this big freeze keeps going, I returned to an old tip against slipping on ice:
normally you should take old woolly socks, pull them over your shoes and walk like this. unfortunately I don't have any old socks that fit over DH's shoes - so I knitted the first of a pair of "oversocks" yesterday evening - the second will follow today. of course they do look rather ugly, made from two threads of old leftover sockwool in not so nice colours, but who cares! I'll add a bit of elastic (or maybe a piece of velcro?) to tighten them up along the ankle to keep them from slipping off the shoe... too late for today, but I doubt that the fresh snow would work so well anyway. but I tried them on ice - and even though they don't give as much grip as shoe spikes would (which a friend in germany ordered for me, but they'll have to be sent over first of course!) - it's better than slipping and sliding around without them! old tips from war times....not everything is out of date:)) of course people at that time would have been happy to only have the supplies we still have left - there's no comparison possible!