Thursday, June 25, 2009

A Swing With a View


I'd better keep my broom ready as an alternative mode of transportation today.  An hour ago it was sunny and stiflingly hot, now it's significantly cooler with blowing winds and ugly clouds.  Of course as I write this, I'm sitting on the front porch playing chicken with Mother Nature.

By Sunday, I should be able to show you how I'm knitting off my shawl while simultaneously knitting the border.  I have never done this before so I'm going to take it to the yarn shop on Saturday so someone can hold my hand while I take this leap of faith.  I just wound the second skein of Fino which means I've used around 900 yards of lace weight yarn to get this far.  On Ravelry, some have noted it's taken up to 500 yards alone to knit the border.  I'm hoping I have enough.

OK.  Now it's thundering.  Guess it's time to go in.  Just before posting, I snapped this picture of the storm coming in from the NORTH right over my shoulder.  I seem to always forget about photo booth on my Mac.  It came in handy today.

20 comments:

Silliyak said...

Unplug your MAC!

Rositta said...

We got that storm just around noon today and I hobbled around unplugging stuff. It was pretty vicious and there were a couple of tornado touchdowns. Good luck with that border...ciao

Queenmothermamaw said...

That is exactly what is happening here. Everyday about the same time the storms come up. I seem to want to take a nap at that time. I know your knitting is amazing. I know nothing about it, but can appreciate the work. I crocheted for years. Something like knitting. Blessings
QMM

distracted by shiny objects said...

Know what you mean, there's thunderclouds here and actual thunder,but no rain. The sun comes on back out to further raise the humidity. I reckon it's really summer now in the midwest.

Hey, do you know anything about travel nurse agencies?? May need to supplement my income if our contract does not get ratified. Oddly, the RNs are not incredulously happy being the only staff being singled out for a paycut. Thanks, AnnieH

Rose said...

I love summer storms. Best when the thunder rolllls in from a distance. Can't wait to see the shawl. My knitting progress? Slowwww like a snail.

SkippyMom said...

Stay safe wouldja? ;)

I cannot wait to see the shawl either. I can not imagine how big it is now it seems like just yesterday you were laughing at the pattern and saying "yeah, right".

I can't believe how close you are to being done. So exciting.

Pyzahn said...

You laptop has a camera?!? I am very jealous.

Actually wouldn't mind some of that rain right about now either. Anything for a spot of cool.

Renie Burghardt said...

Still sunny and scortchingly hot here, but the forecast says some storms possible tonight. I hate it when it storms at night!

Your border sounds like a challenge, but I'm sure you're up to it.

Hope the storms don't get severe!

Winifred said...

Best of luck with that border. Hope the storm isn't too severe.

How's the pain in the bum getting on? Is his arm OK?

debra said...

The storm has been through here as well. the 90 degree weather came with high humidity. AND the AC at our studio went out today---while we were firing a kiln. 97 degrees in there.

Brenda said...

The photo looks wicked, but interesting. Hope things don't get too bad there. Sounds like you are almost there with the shawl. I can never remember to go on Ravelry. I am such a deadbeat...ha.

Kathleen said...

Playing chicken with Mother Nature! Love it. I especially enjoy that game when the sky is green and sirens are going off.

BTW: I'm working on the post you inspired but it won't be ready this evening. Stay tuned!

Joanna said...

Living in a place without summer storms, I'm actually kind of jealous. It sounds like kind of interesting weather. All we get is cold winds. I can't wait to see your finished shawl.

Miss 376 said...

Sounds like us last week, fortunately the storms have left us alone this week. I do hope you don't run out of yarn, I wouls cry with you. Happy knitting

flydragon said...

The storms you get usually end up down here. I was hoping for some rain, without the wind of course, but no such luck. Lots of wind, hardly any rain. Darn!

bettyjf1 said...

What a beautiful view! I hope you have enough yarn too. We're expecting Monsoon weather here soon too. I really do love the weather though.. As nice as it was, CA didn't really have "WEATHER".. Even rain was usually spit.

Stephanie V said...

Cool picture for a potentially nasty storm. There's that half-full glass again LOL
Sounds like a nifty technique for the border...I'm getting excited to see this shawl.

NCmountainwoman said...

Daily afternoon and evening thunderstorms here as well. Unfortunately they don't cool things down much.

The Crusty Crone said...

Are you sure you want to use a broom as transportation during a violent storm? I mean... those storms toss around houses and you know people on brooms with houses flying around haven't done so well.

Anonymous said...

But I can see the clouds are gathering,
And the storm will wreck our home.