Sunday night at our house is movie night, and it’s usually popcorn and cheese and apples in front of the TV. Last night we split up — the boys stayed home with Grandma and watched Iron Man. Mark and I came downtown to go to the movie theater (Burn After Reading). Before the movie, during our drive, we noticed this weird stuff floating in the air, coming down from the sky.
I’ve tried to convince all of my family that it was solid rain. Because it couldn’t have been snow. It’s not possible. I refuse to accept that it could be time for it to snow.
I can’t get anyone to agree with me. They insist it was snow flurries.
Completely unrelated: I bought a new box of bandaids when we were at the grocery store Friday night. Actually, I bought two. One for home, one for the shop.
Good thing, too, as I’ve needed not one but TWO bandaids today. I was boxing up a mail order and managed to cut myself on the cardboard. Think of a papercut times 50. Yuck.
And finally, I’m quite proud of myself: I have the front left and right and back of a sweater knit! I have to seam them together and then pick up stitches along the bottom in order to work on the “skirt” part of this sweater. And then I have to pick up stitches around the neck to create the collar. And knit the sleeves. I did get one seam sewn together, and don’t know why I thought that part was so scary.
Right now it’s kind of a lumpy mess. And the color is prettier than the picture.
Eventually it’s going to be this:
But in Green, obviously. And bigger, since I’m not a stick like the model.
(The pattern is from Interweave Knits, called Tilted Duster. My mother tells me that it is quite popular in the knitting community right now. Clearly I have good taste)
I’d better try to get back to work. It’s been busy here in the shop. One of the things I like about being here is that I never know what a day is going to bring.
I’m on the “Knitting Daily” list, so I’ve seen that sweater and was tempted by it… but I’ve got to finish the one I’m working on, which has only been in the works for a year and a half now! I can’t wait to see yours done.
Vicki W says
A cardboard cut is miserable! Maybe the solid rain brought all of the customers in. I’d say that you should want more solid rain! LOL!
Lynn Douglass says
Oh, man! We spent the weekend in shorts! I really need to visit Iowa before the solid rain gets too deep!
Tanya Brown says
You’re right: it isn’t time for snow. I say it was pixie dust!
Seriously, your sweater looks great. It has some subtle tones in it, doesn’t it? The pattern is neat, and it looks like you’ll have it done just in time.