Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Rain, rain go away - it's February!

Well, after enduring single-digit temperatures early last week and then getting 4-5 inches of snow at the end of last week, we now have 40+ degree temps and rain! We had a thunderstorm last night (only at night when it can wake up the kids, of course) and rain and now we are getting more. The movie theater nearest our house had a large portion of it's parking lot under water at noon - I assume it's worse now. And the worse part of it all is it's February in the Midwest. We should be having fairly consistent cold temps with occasional (or lots of) snow. Can you say "Global Warming"?? The weather here in the past year or so has been so bizarre, I can't imagine how anyone could doubt the existing of global warming. There was flooding all around the area in January and it looks like more of the same might be coming again.

On a lighter note, there's new knitting! I finished a heavily-modified (construction-wise at least) version of Midnight Sky's Funky Vintage-Inspired Wrist Warmers. I used sock yarn left over from my Chain Link Socks, and I still have more left! I mainly worked on these when we were in Texas over the holidays. They are great for wearing while knitting in the evening after DH turns the heat down!
Cindy's Fingerless Mitts
Main Color: Cherrytree Hill Supersock Merino - Water colorway
Contrasting Color: Fortissima Socka - Black
Needles: US 2 dpns

I also have several new projects in the works. The Bristow cardigan by Melanie Gibbons (published on knitty.com) in Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Camel Heather colorway.

Here, in it's infancy, is the Shawl Back Shrug by Michelle Ciccariello. The pattern is a free download from elann.com

And finally, I cast on for the Victorian Lace Today Yahoo Group's 2008 KAL. I am making the Myrtle Leaf Shawl with Willow Border from Victorian Lace Today in Knit Picks Shadow, Grape Jelly colorway.

I have also been hard at work in the studio making some new art quilts. More on that later . . .