Thursday, January 1, 2009

Amazing What'll Change Your Mood....

I was going to come here and write about our somewhat sucky New Year's Eve....our power went out about 3:30 yesterday afternoon in the wind storm we had and didn't come back until sometime around 9:00 this morning. And believe me, it got a little chilly here...the thermostat was registering 52 degrees when the power finally went back on. You should have seen Mr. Pointy Sticks and me sitting around the living room last night, each in our own dorky head-lamp (he got one for Christmas, I got mine last night on a hurried trip to Target), reading. He kept cracking jokes about being miners. I'm afraid to say I was mostly cold and cranky. I hate not having power. I'd be a lousy survivor of an apocalypse...I think I'd likely be killed by other survivors...probably my own family members...before the second day. Ah well.

My morning though has been immensely cheered, not only by the return of the electrickery (and heat) but also by coming here and discovering that I won a contest that Eryka at Spare Room Knits was holding. And also that a blogger I admire (Li of Life's A Stitch) had stopped by here. And Cari, of Dispatches From Utopia, (gee, I like her writing) sent an email in response to a comment I left her.

I have finished (except for the weaving of ends) the first handwarmer for Rachel's friend and have started the second one. I hope that neither Rachel or her friend mind me making them. They are fun. I'm using the VooDoo Wristwarmers from Knitty. Pictures later, perhaps. I'm thinking I have some other skeins of the Mirasol Hacho yarn I'm using and I could make a pair for moi, as well.

I am very tempted to join in on the Clapotis knit-along that the Loopy Ewe group on Ravelry is having. But I have one Clapotis...do I really need another when there are so many other nice things to knit? Plus, I'd really like to make one longer and wider than the one I have now...I should go through my stash...if I have enough of something to use, that isn't earmarked for something else, maybe I'll do that.

Perhaps I'd better spend some time today working on some knitting resolutions.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

Happy New Year! And I'm glad you have your power back on... this is not the weekend for roughing it.

AlisonH said...

What to knit next, what to knit next, when everything wants to be knit right now. Boy does that sound familiar!

cari said...

No heat on a winter night would make anyone grumpy. Glad the power's back on.

Rooie said...

Oh, I don't need a lot of excuses to get grumpy, I'm afraid. But yeah, take away my computer and my warmth and my light...that's a pretty short trip to Grumpsburg.

I need to finish up this baby cardigan I started (picking up hundreds of stitch for the neck/button band just doesn't appeal) and I need to get started on Rachel's sweater (knitting with two fine strands of dark gray/black yarn doesn't appeal a lot either). And I need to finish the pink cabled socks for my cousin.

All these "shoulds!"

your cousin said...

Oh, I was kind of hoping you were working the cables when the lights were out! No stress over the socks...with any luck, my feet will still be here next year.

Happy New Year

Rooie said...

Well, I hope your feet are here for some years to come....

Julie said...

I just knit a clapotis using Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Amy's Vintage Office. And it's not long enough. I wanted to wear it like a small shawl or wrap, like an accessory (not for warmth), and it's not big enough to work.
However, it is very fun to knit, I thought. So make another one, but make it larger! Sorry about the heat, too. Sounds awful (she says smugly, sitting with her patio door open on January 3...heh).