It happens every year and I don't know why I'm surprised when it does. Yesterday, I took a photo of this and today there is an inch of ice and snow on top of it. The temps were 58 degrees (14.4 C) on Friday and this weekend we are back in the freezer. Just Mother Nature reminding us who is really in charge. We're expecting snow/sleet/rain today and tomorrow. 3 more weeks. And next week is Daylight savings time.


And to prove that I am do hear my daughter's requests and try to respond in a positive way, I started this sweater on Friday. I leaned via ravelry that one of our lys is going out of business.(This turned out to be true. The owner said she was busy all week and wondered where all these customers were before. Fortunately, I had been there before and wasn't just there to pick over the carcass). I bought the yarn to make the Indigo Playmate Jacket from Custom Knits (I love this book. There are so many good ideas in it and there are great, flattering patterns). Only, I am making it in this color. I started it Friday night even though I am in the middle of a baby sweater for a coworker and I haven't finished my Feb socks (and it has not slipped my notice that today is March 1st). But when one of your children puts out an urgent call for knitwear, you drop everything and get right on it. I chose a superwash merino blend. The stitch definition is really good and it's drapey enough to be soft (the sweater doesn't have a structured shape) but will hold up and not be all stretched out. I haven't made a full sized garment in a while but this one seems easy enough. Top down, seamless construction with a few short rows in the collar for shape and fit. Em is not a frilly person and I thought since she wanted something to wrap herself in and feel loved, this would do it. And blue is her favorite color. I'm using my Denise needles and I'm still on the fence about them. While they are versatile and seem to be sturdy enough, I'm not a fan of plastic needles. There is a lot of drag on the yarn. I really like metal ones better. I guess I'll have to save up for a set of Options.
Pk has just informed me that he is hungry and inquired if breakfast would be anytime soon. I refrained from the obvious "you know where the food is, help yourself" and will go down and make some french toast and scrapple. I tried not to read the entry when I linked it because scrapple is one of those foods where the less you know about it the better. In my head I know it's scraps and stuff but I don't think about it when I'm eating it. It's a Pennsylvania Dutch product and they were thrifty, use-it-all people. No waste there.
After breakfast, I'll sit in the front window where the wheel is and work on my Bruise yarn. Roxie suggested I call it Bruise Willis. Hehe. I like to spin there because of the light and I can watch the world outside on my street. Have a good Sunday.

Comments

amy said…
No kidding. We're supposed to get 1-2" snow today and another 6-10" tonight/tomorrow morning. Bleah.

I just got that book this past week. I want to knit so many of the sweaters! But I wish they listed the patterns somewhere with page numbers. It would make it much easier to find them!
Galad said…
I got that book for Christmas but suspect it will be a while before I get to it.

I know Em will appreciate her warm and cuddly sweater. Plus you'll be hugging her every time she put it on!
Sheepish Annie said…
We're looking at a foot or so of snow up here if things go as badly as forecast. Hence, I made waffles today so I can toast one up tomorrow morning once school is cancelled.

Can you pre-make scrapple? That would solve the "get up and make breakfast" problem...
Rose Red said…
That is a great sweater for Em, love the colour you've chosen.
Jeanne said…
Great sweater - and gorgeous yarn!

Enjoy the snow!
Em said…
I would like to hijack the comments and thank everyone who so kindly helped me pressure you into making me a sweater. Their help in my mission to extort knitted expressions of your love is greatly appreciated.
Tinniegirl said…
Oh how I wish I could put out an urgent call for knitwear. How lovely.
Amy Lane said…
scrapple-- yeah, sounds like etza-etza (from the Bohunk side of my family-- a lot like the Amish, really, only kicked out of a lot of countries for being drunk and disorderly...) And the sweater looks wonderful... and like a perfect reaction to the stress of worry.
Roxie said…
Lovely sweater. A great thing to give that wonderful woman, your daughter! Any time I go to the Dr. for tests or "procedures", they stick me in a cold room and hand me one of those thin "gowns" and if you beg, they'll let you have a sheet, too. I'm always colder than a dead eskimo before the doc gets to me. so now I take a big warm wooly shawl and insist and keeping it with me. Not only does it provide a thermal layer, it gives me some control over my environment, and it substitutes for a teddybear to comfort me in the white scarieyness of those antiseptic rooms. That sweater you are making for Em will do the same. You're a GOOD mom!!

So what's the new's on the alien baby front?

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