Hurricane Irene has come and gone and everyone here made it through safe and sound. Thank God. We lost power for a day (and internet / cable which was a little more traumatic) but really came through the storm without anything more serious than some minor inconveniences. A neighbor up the street had a more eventful experience when a tree in their yard uprooted and fell over, covering the entire road. My hubby, Rob, and my sisters took these shots when they went for a walk after the hurricane had passed.
I spent most of the hurricane trying to finish all the many knitting projects that were coming due soon. It was a little difficult to see without electricity but fortunately, “my” space on the sofa is near a window that lets in a good amount of sunlight even with heavy cloud cover. Still I decided to work on the two projects that were light in color (to make things as easy as possible on my eyes) and that were a basic stitch that didn’t need a lot of counting or referring to a written pattern. My plan seemed to work because I managed to finish 2 out of 3 of the projects that I was racing to complete.
This is a basic seed stitch scarf knit out of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Yarn in a blue – teal – green colorway that I made for my Aunt’s upcoming birthday. The scarf is super long (long enough to wrap around a couple of times) and should be super cozy for when she is feeding the birds during the colder months. I am thinking about picking up some more of the yarn and making a matching hat but that will depend on how much time I have to devote to it between now and her birthday.
And this is a baby blanket I made for a friend of the family who is expecting a baby boy any day now. The pattern can be found here but I increased the size of the blanket by adding more repeats. It isn’t the most ambitious blanket I have ever made and I think I really should have gone down a needle size to get a slightly firmer fabric but it was a quick, low-stress pattern that was fun to make.
Both projects were about a third of the way done when the hurricane hit so I am pretty proud of myself for getting as much done on them as I did.
And now that I have plowed through these projects (and the one remaining “in progress” project is on hold) I can actually look around for something else to knit. Anyone have any suggestions?