Can I complain?
What’s that you ask? That’s my mailbox. Well, that was my mailbox – before the plow hit it. And I think that just tells you what kind of week this has been. I looked out of my front door today and said to Larry – hey, where is the mailbox? It was about 3 feet from where it normally is – full of yesterday’s mail (we didn’t get mail today because…well, I guess because we don’t have a mailbox). And see that white stuff? See how high it is on my mailbox post? Its been snowing here since yesterday morning – and I’ve been in my house since Wednesday when I worked from home. And Tuesday? Hit a deer on the way to work (the deer, my car and I are all fine) and it was snowing/icing on the way home Tuesday night so it was just a long commute kind of day. Did I mention that its been snowing since yesterday morning – and it’s still freaking snowing? We had a bit of sun this afternoon – I have never been so happy to see the sun! But it’s snowing again, and I just think its going to snow forever. And you know how people go crazy when they call for snow and rush to the store and buy milk/bread/eggs because they will be snowed in forever? You know how you always make fun of that? I always laugh about it – and now I’m out of milk/bread/eggs and I think we are going to have to eat Penny for dinner (but I do have vodka for my martini so I guess its ok ). Sorry to be whiny – but if this snow doesn’t stop, and if I don’t get out of this house soon, I think I just may lose my mind (although I’m very grateful that I’m able to work from home and don’t have to worry about commuting in this snow!)
I do, however, have a little something to make me feel better.
I wish you could feel how nice this is. This is Wandering Cat alpaca laceweight. I bought this a while ago – I tried to find the perfect project for this last summer but just couldn’t find it. I sadly put the yarn back in my stash. But the other day I saw a pattern on Cosmicpluto Knits and the yarn immediately popped into my head and I knew I had finally found the right pattern for it. I’m using it doubled and I love how the colors are coming together – and its so soft and silky – and apparently it is going to be winter forever, so a nice warm hat is just what I need from both a knitting and a wearing perspective.
The only thing I’m not sure about is the size…the pattern called for a US 2.5 needle, but I’m using a US 2 – simply because I don’t have a 2.5. I didn’t think it would matter that much (this is the reason I don’t knit sweaters – I always think needle size doesn’t matter) – but this seems sort of small
And the wine bottle is for scale (I’m having a martini, remember?) – it was the first thing I had at hand. I think it will be ok once its off the needles (it’s very stretchy) but I’m loving knitting this too much to stop so if it’s too small then I’m just going to have to find someone with a small head to give it to. I know I’m being a little delusional – but isn’t that part of being a knitter?
I’ve been thinking about my blog lately, and whether or not I wanted to continue to do it. I’ve been doing it for a while, and I wondered if it was time to stop – sometimes it is hard to find things to post when sleeping on the train takes precedence over knitting on the train. But then I thought about all of the people I’ve “met” through it – I love Ravelry but I think blogging lets me be myself more – and get to know others more. It also it helps me document my life (knitting and otherwise) and I enjoy going back sometimes to see what has happened. And blogging inspires me (knitting and otherwise) – I love reading other people’s blogs and love the input I get from mine. So I think I’ll keep on going – but I probably need to finish a little more projects to blog! When I was thinking about quitting I went back to my first post – and I realized my blogiversary is coming up! Four years – wow! So I think I’m going to have a contest- I’m not sure what or how I’m going to ask you to enter but there just may be some special yarn that might be up for grabs! And maybe something else. So check back!
Well, its Friday night, and I have my knitting and my martini – and a fire in the fireplace and some buffalo wings on the way (Penny is safe for now). I hope you have a wonderful weekend – and that its sunny where you are! And thanks for listening to the whine!