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.