Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I haven't spent five minutes in my sewing room since I finished the last Star BOM block; and there was absolutely nothing to add to the Sunday Stash Report, so I didn't bother to do one. Truthfully, I haven't been able to tear myself away from knitting this pair of socks since I started my class.
I finished the first sock this morning, except for weaving the toe closed, and I've turned the heel on the second sock. There are plenty of imperfections in the socks, and I suspect they may be a little large; but I'm so excited I was actually able to knit myself a pair of socks!
Tomorrow night in class, I'll learn the kitchener stitch to close the toe; and we'll begin a dishcloth. I can't help but think that a dishcloth will be a cake walk after making a sock.
Our temperatures have hovered at or below zero for several days now, and lots of us around the country are experiencing the same frigid temperatures. The Southern and Central Plains weathered 36 hours of continuous freezing rain, and the storm has now moved up into Central Maine. We are expecting 1 -2 feet of snow today, on top of the 21 inches we already have on the ground. I stuck a ruler out in the yard this morning, so I can measure how much we actually get.
Global warming is real... and it's dangerous.