Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Yarn Along 4: Between Storms

Joining in with  Ginny  for the Yarn Along once again.

We finally got power back mid-afternoon yesterday after being out since the storm Friday evening.  Approximately 92 hours of no electric service.  It wasn't horrible, being summer and having the generator to run occasionally so the fridges and freezers stayed pretty cold and we had water to use sparingly.  But, you know, when you're supposed to have something and it's just not there. . . gets old after a few days.

Especially knowing that the weather forecast for today is another big storm, supposedly similar to the one that went through on Friday.  So we're all thinking that now we finally have power restored, there's a good chance it is just going to go out again before tonight gets here.

I  have a lot of catch-up baking and canning to do today while I have the chance.

I did manage to do a bit of knitting in the past week, and start a new book too.

The book is Beverly Lewis's newest one, The River.  She is one of my favorite authors, so when I heard she had another book coming out, I requested it from the library.  Which means, when it gets to me, I have 7 days to read and return it. Last week was not exactly the best time for it to arrive at the library, but, it is what it is and I'm trying my best despite power outages, putting up hay, canning tomatoes and whatnot, to get it read before I have to return it at the end of this week.

Knitting wise, I finished sock #1 of Mom's Christmas socks  and have finished the ribbing on the cuff of sock #2.  They are moving right along on schedule, to be done by the end of September so I can cast on Christmas socks #2, which will be this pattern for DS2.

Having fun with Septembers KAL dishcloth .  The design is starting to be visible now, and I'm trying to figure out what exactly it is.  Doing a new two rows each day adds to the suspense.

Also in the picture is a new project.  Done in pink and dark grey stripes, I am making this for K3.  The pink is a little washed out in the picture, in real life the contrast is better and more girlish without being over the top girlie-girlie.  It has knit up surprisingly fast; the hood itself is finished and I have cast on for the attached scarf.  This should be a FO (finished object) by the end of this weekend.

What are you knitting and reading this week?


  1. Goodness me - 92 hours without electricity!
    Lots of interesting knitting going on. Hope you manage to finish your book in time.

  2. I've enjoyed Beverly Lewis's books over the years will have to see if our library has it- thanks. Just zipped over to sock pattern it looks a fun one,