Monday night we were told by the weather 'guy' that a big ass storm was coming just in time for the morning commute. I wasn't too surprised to open the curtain at 5:30am to a dry landscape, wind gusts blowing through the tree branches, and spots of blue sky (early dawn sky). The wind was the give away....the storm was coming, it was just a bit late. It's the time of year when gusting warm winds are the precursors to big ass storms. It was 40 degrees at 6:00, but by 8:00 it was down to 33 and snowing to beat the band. I watched intently as the dark clouds built up and tumbled across the valley during that two hour period. By the time I reached the office the snow was swirling around my head and blowing down my neck. How could I have forgotten to wear my scarf!? Within 30 minutes the ground was covered with white fluff. Yes, I’m a bit of a weather geek. It’s fascinates and interests me because it is ever changing, especially this time of year.
Are you tired of seeing spinning progress and no knitting progress? This year I have been much less productive than years past because of this current obsession with Emmylou. But, like Cara, I am so ready to start a sweater and sink my needles into some REAL knitting. It is difficult to create, to stay focused on the now, when my world is cluttered with too many things on the needles. My mind feels scattered and pulled in too many directions. Change needs to come, needles need to be emptied and I am working on the resolution. In the world of fiber, however, progress is slow and that's fine, as long as there IS progress. I've made a list of what's happening and not happening on my needles.
- Estonian (ALL the spinning is completed, time to focus on knitting)
- Hidcote (half way through chart #7-still love it)
- Scarf with French Trellis Border in VKT (what, who...sigh.)
- Jóhö (are you sick of her inability to grow?)
- Anne’s Shingle Creek (one sock just past the heel)
- Bloomin’ Feet (1" knit and frogged; wrong needle size)
- Moonlight from Rowan 34 (hmmmmm, may wait until next winter)
A long list, too long and yet all I want to do is
have some fun start Ribby Pulli! And I will...tomorrow, March 1st. March is good, March is fun, March is a great time for change and a great time for you, too. Stay tuned.