There’s been some knitting at the house of Rudee. This is a completed neck warmer I’ve done in a sweet pattern, courtesy of Mareseatoats. The pattern called for a bulky yarn so I thought I’d use up the remainder of my Lamb’s Pride bulky in amethyst. Mares made hers in a beautiful gray alpaca. Hers was prettier with a beautiful drape. Mine has amazing stitch definition. I like them both. Although I finished knitting mine, I have to find some suitable buttons-that means going to stores that probably sell yarn. I’m trying hard to be good. Really, I am.
I’m still working on my Michelle socks, and while they’re very pretty, it’s a slow go with US size 1 needles. To me, it’s like knitting with toothpicks. It would help if I’d wear my glasses when I knit them but I just don’t. Stubborn. I’ve finished working the heel and gusset decreases of the first sock. I’m near the end but the thought of making another one on these twig sticks has me down. I’m not defeated yet though so there is still hope this sock will have a mate.
We’re expecting some weather tonight. We’ll get a glancing blow by the storm that’s leaving devastation in its wake as it races across the middle of the country. I guess we’re blessed it won’t be worse. Just a few inches of snow and none of the ice that other areas are dealing with. My Ohio pals are in my thoughts. Stay safe. The weather makes working on the road a daily challenge. I never know what I’ll run into-literally. Last night, I went to see my young patient and parked in front of their house. It was dark and I thought I was parking in slush. I stepped out of the car and into about 4 inches of water-it was frozen on top but quickly gave way to some ankle deep water. Last week I went to her house and dropped my keys in a snow bank. I felt lucky to find them. I’m not complaining, but jeeze, whatever happened to a January thaw?