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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Odds and Ends

Not much to see here today, I've been weaving in ends of Babette squares. When I'm not freezing to death that is. The wind chill is 7 degrees here this morning. Certain people with thick, Canadian coats think it's just lovely to ring the "Outside" bells and go play in the snow. Sitting in it is nice, as is walking around leisurely sniffing how different each blade of grass smells when it's coated in ICE! Certain people who don't have thick Canadian coats don't appreciate the beauty of the frozen tundra, formerly known as the backyard and get really cold, really fast. These people are tired of being cold and are not buying it that the other people really have to go outside to pee every 20 minutes. When you're in the ball park of 50 pounds, your bladder is big enough to hold it for a couple of hours.

At some point yesterday my brain did defrost a bit and I realized that I have no portable project. Hawthorne wasn't portable, but it was done so quickly that I didn't really think about it. The Snowbird cardigan isn't portable and neither is the pattern I'm test knitting (really shooting hard for a February release for this one). Babette is definitely not portable because I don't want to lose squares, needles, or my scissors (and I'm leaving a trail of yarn snippets in my wake). So I need a portable project.

I was going to let you guys decide between a simple shawlette or a pair of socks and while I was typing up my thoughts for you guys to vote, I realized that it's been ages since I knit a pair of socks for Mickael and I've got yarn stashed for him so I made up my mind that that's what I'm going to do. So I'll go stash diving in the sock stash bin (which has more breathing room since I've pulled yarn for my Knit Something of the Month Club) and start a simple pair of socks for him. I hope I remember how to knit socks!



Blogger Connie Peterson said...

Aww, you'll NEVER forget how to do socks! Your cold is close to ours ... sorry! We are a "warm" +4 wind chill, which is normal for us, no matter what the wimpy weathercasters say in the City! Perhaps you should knit yourself a warm Canadian coat? My little person doesn't have a warm coat and SHE goes out only when necessary, gets about a foot from the door and dances while doing her job. Then scoots back in and huddles near the heat vent.

Stay warm!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Bea said...

You'll have to remember the cold you're experiencing when summer starts in Texas. Doesn't that happen in March?

4:49 PM  
Blogger Sheri said...

I have always wanted to knit my husband a pair of socks but he has size 13 extra wide feet! Am I going to be making them forever? Any suggestions on patterns or how to make it go faster? Our son has the same width feet but his are a 15. He's always asking for my socks. It'll take me the rest of my life!

24 here in Southeast Georgia, after our frozen weekend. Enjoy the cold, the 100 degree stuff will be back soon enough.

Sheri in GA

11:20 PM  

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