Monday, January 10, 2011
State of Emergency
Now, I don't like to drive in the snow. I'm not particularly good at it, but what scares me more is that those around me appear to be worse at it than I, especially here in east Tennessee. Now the governor has declared a state of emergency and it's supposed to snow all day and into the night, when it changes to freezing rain, and I'm thinking the party will probably not happen tomorrow. Which makes me sad, not only because I sprinted to the finish line with both exchange projects, but I don't know when I'll have another Tuesday off. I'll be even more sad if the Dye Day for the combined weaving groups on Saturday gets cancelled, too.
After I finish my secret work today, I'm going into the loominaria and wind some warps for Saturday's event. I also have my Christmas haul of yarn to wind into balls before Mom comes back from Kentucky to reclaim her swift and ball winder. Mom's coming back to stay on January 21, weather permitting, and I'm hoping she'll be joining the Tuesday Weavers once more!
I received and bought so much yarn over the holidays, I had to start assigning projects to all of it. It was fun going through old issues of Knits and Vogue Knitting, picking out patterns. I've got some great projects coming up, as soon as I get my straggler projects finished up. Two scarves are done, some socks that are languishing are next, and then it's on to the daunting monster, my sister's orange sweater. I've decided to "de-construct" it--read: rip it out!--and make a lovely cabled cardigan I found in Vogue Knitting. Not exactly what she asked for, but something I can finish! Photos when all is done!
Stay warm and dry, try not to go anywhere and have some cocoa!
Happy wintery weaving! --Maggie