It rained today. It rained all day. Great blasts of heavy rain looking like silver falling from the sky. The clouds were moving quickly and the wind was blowing. Around noon, from my bedroom window, my neighbor's yard looked like this. You can see all the puddles. And it kept on raining. They said we would get 2 1/2 inches of rain and I believe it. And it was warm. Tonight the temp is supposed to go down below freezing and any leftover precipitation will fall as snow. For once, I am not looking forward to snow. It was nice to be warm today. Even if it was wet. I was sitting in the car in a parking lot knitting and waiting for PK and my oldest daughter Elanor to come out of Best Buy and the wind was blowing so hard it blew down a tree. I heard a crack and then saw the tree on the ground. Thankfully, I was far enough away from the little grove of trees that I didn't have to worry. And when we got home we checked out our trees and all are still standing. After so much rain, the ground is soft and with the wind, the trees are more easily blown down.

In knitting news, the shawl was dry this morning and I took a photo. I couldn't get nice action shots because it was so dark inside so this will have to do. I pushed Hobbes out of the way and posed it on the edge of my bed. It is soft and light but feels substantial and warm. I can't wait to wear it out in the world. There are flaws but I'm the only one who sees them and for the first time I'm not going to point them out. I am just going to enjoy it. I am still a fairly new knitter and it has thrilled me to make this and have it come out well.
Now that the shawl is finished, I am determined to finish my Snowflake socks from the Strikke Along (it was in October!). I have turned the heel and am picking up the gusset stitches. All I have to do is finish the foot and I'll have a nice warm pair of house socks. I have a tube of silicone and want to put it on the bottoms to make them slipper socks. I'm not sure it'll work so I'll try it out on a swatch first. I don't want to ruin the socks after all the work that went into them.
I hope you all are having a safe, peaceful and healthy weekend.

Comments

Olivia said…
Donna Lee, your shawl is gorgeous! I hope you wear it with pride.
amy said…
We're getting that rain, too. About 3", they predicted. So far so good on the basement. Now it's getting windy. I worry about the trees, too.
Georgie said…
I dont think Ive told you yet how stunning your shawl is. Just beautiful, and very elegent.

Rain...we yearn for that sort of rain down here! Canberra has had an OK summer, with a few mm (25 mm in an inch) falling occassionally, but at my mum and dads (400 km s-w) it is just so dry. I'll show them your pics and we can dream!!
Bezzie said…
That wind was amazing! I felt like I was at home again! Right now our street doesn't have power and probably won't til tomorrow. Except for us, we've got power because our old invalid landlord downstairs has to have a generator. I feel a bit guilty watching the neighbors and their flashlights, but not really. ;-)

Lovely shawl!
MadMad said…
Oh, the shawl is beautiful! Can't wait to see it on!
Bells said…
Oh that's wonderful. It's just so beautiful. I'm seriously inspired. I just love it. You should be so very proud. Well done !
Roxie said…
That shawl is a work of art! Wear it often. Wear it with pride!

Get out your galoshes and put your photo albums into zip-lock bags. It looks like the deluge has come!
FairyGodKnitter said…
Great job on the shawl. It's a lovely thing to have when winter will not end.
Dianne said…
I am in awe - that shawl is lovely!
Sheepish Annie said…
That shawl is just amazing! Nice job!!!

It rained quite a bit here on Saturday, too. Thankfully, we are in for a stretch of nice weather this week so I can finally remember what the sun looks like.
Michele said…
your shawl turned out beautifully! i love the points. yes may you wear it with pride and may it bring you joy.
The shawl is lovely! My basement did not love the rain last weekend. Even with the sump pump we took on water. They said Pt. Pleasant got 3" plus. Thank you for the well wishes for Reggae!

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