Friday, December 09, 2005

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I think we got about 10 inches last night. My husband got up at 5:00am and cleaned all three cars off. He's good like that. The drive to work was a little hairy. It appears that the road crews just don't give a rat's patoot anymore. I don't know what's going on with that situation. They used to actually plow the roads. Anyhoo.....

I finished Opal socks and baby hat last night. (hey, the socks actually MATCH... that's a first) Look at that stupid hat. The pattern is from a Debbie Bliss book and at the end of the pattern, at the decreases, the instructions just vanish into thin air. It says something like "continue decreases in this manner on alternate rows" or something like that and it makes no sense whatsoever. So I did just that. I continued doing what I was doing and there is a now a "point" at the top of the hat that isnt' supposed to be there. There are 3 normal rows in between the decrease rows. Obviously I was not supposed to do that at the end but did it SAY that??? No, it did not. Grrrr. I should have ripped it out but I just kept going. I lose my place when I rip. Anyhow, this hat is going to charity. Some baby somewhere with a pointy head is going to have a lovely new cashmere (blend) hat.

Notice that I lost my floral background for the photos. That's because my helpful husband rearranged the furniture and now the chair is under the light and not the loveseat. It makes for a pretty dull background. Don't you think? I don't know if I can live with this. I think I have to come up with plan B. I don't know what it's going to be though because I need that light for the photos. And I can't move the light.

So my Christmas knitting is finished. I'm sure I could still squeeze something in for someone but I think it's time to finish Clapotis III for myself. Then the girly baby sweater for my neice. Then Kepler which I have been dying to start.

I'm still considering lining the alpaca scarf with flannel (Natasha's great suggestion) and giving it to my boss. My only problem at this point is finding someone to do that. I don't sew. And you really hate to ask someone to do something like that this close to Christmas. I don't know. I guess I could just give it to him itchy!