Well I'm not on the road to California quite yet. While we thought we'd have to leave sometime soon, he isn't due to start his new job now until May. That means our grueling road trip can wait until April, and we can make the journey during tornado season instead of the snowy one. Hmmm. Somehow I think I prefer slippery conditions to traversing Tornado Alley, Oklahoma. How do people live with that every year?
I've not been knitting a lot lately, or at least it hasn't seemed like a lot, but maybe it really is. I'm participating in the Ravelry KAL in the Jimmy Beans Wool group. We're knitting gauntlets for the Downton Abbey knit along. We're halfway through season 3 of Downton Abbey and halfway through the project. I have one mitt to show for it and I'm hoping I took good enough notes. I knit as directed for the arm, but once I got to the wrist, I thought it too loose and made decreases to fit my hand. I did not use the Lorna's Laces specially died yarn, but chose instead some Madelinetosh Pashmina from the stash. It's beautiful, and if I may say so myself, a little better suited to lace. The striped Downton Abbey yarn seemed a little busy.
I'm also still working on that never ending sweater from late last year. Every day, I knit a repeat of the cabled hem. It's boring, monotonous, mundane, but, oh, it's pretty and clever. Someday I'll finish. Just in time for warm weather, I'm sure.
In the middle of all of that, the remnants of some Blue Moon Fiber Arts BFL sport yarn in Ravenscroft was calling my name. I had 80 grams left after knitting a shawl, but just let it sit until it spoke to me. That was Monday night. I read a recent Yarn Harlot post about her knitting her daughter a Wurm hat. I have one myself already and it's my go-to hat all winter long. It felt right. That's what that yarn wanted to be. I cast on with abandon and prayed there would be enough. I'm two repeats away from casting off and I have 24 grams of yarn left. Wish me luck. I'll be heartbroken if there isn't enough.
That's it from Detroit where once again, it's snowing. Shocking, I know. It's been warm, cold, rainy, blustery, snowy,windy and bitterly cold here, all in the span of a week. Since that rodent in Pennsylvania did not see his shadow, maybe we will get a reprieve from this whacky winter weather soon. I'll not hold my breath.