Thursday, June 05, 2008

FO and Uh Oh

Finally a FO to show! Two Weeknights with Warrick is finished, bathed, blocked and in the drawer. It was only the second time I've knitted with Noro Kureyon. The first time being a Booga Bag so I wasn't sure how it worked as non-felted. Rather coarse feeling around my neck, but a nice soak helped a lot. Fun pattern once I learned to count to four and I always love watching color changes.



Pattern: Two Weeknights with Warrick
Yarn: Noro Kureyon Color 212 (from stash..I have no idea what I got it for
originally
Needles: Crystal Palace Dpns size...I forgot...with those rubber stopper things on
the ends to turn them into straights.
Time Spent: Random bits of evenings, once I learned to count. Probably a week all in
all.

Does this count as lace? It's worsted, but it has holes. ???



And now for the uh oh. It's been extremely windy this week on the prairie. Today as I crossed the parking lot after going after the mail, my glasses blew off. Hard to stand up after you come from behind a building. I heard once today that they were blowing 50 mph. Now there are storms west of here that have 75 mph winds. I hope that the 3 little pigs that built this house really knew what they were doing. But it started early in the week. When I came home from work on Tuesday, I found this. It's the remains of the top part of my storm door..and the screen on the bottom. See that black thing up against the wall of the house that looks like a little bar? That's off the bottom of my mail box. One of two hooks that are designed to hold magazines and such. I think that's what tore the screen. The door still shuts, but the middle supports are bent so I guess a new storm door is added to "the list".





And it's amazing how much difference the lack of that glass makes as far as sounds being heard inside the house. I kept hearing this "knocking". Not a big knock. More like a kid-sized knock. And then when I got to the door nobody was there. It took me awhile to figure out what it was. (But not as long as it took me to learn to count to 4). Here's the culprit.



Yes, I know Christmas was long ago. But remember, I didn't want to take the tree down and obviously I chose to ignore this. Or...maybe I was hoping my plea to Mother Nature would be heard and summer would stop before it started. Oh well, it's inside now and will be put away.

But there is still this..hope springs eternal.



And now there is a "super cell" moving into my general area so I have to go pay attention to the tv weather. Hail, big winds, torrential rains, but no snow :-(

9 comments:

Dave Daniels said...

Susan! That is one of the most beautiful scarves I've ever seen. Graet job!

Devorah said...

Scary weather, beautiful scarf. Yes, it absolutely counts as lace!

Missy said...

I am so done with this crazy wind. Seriously. DONE.

Sara said...

I love the scarf and it is next on my list...and yes - it counts as lace! It has holes!!!

What's up with this f'ing weather! I know you must get sick of the phone ringing and it being me - saying are you alright? They showed this storm over OK and I thought about you!!!!

The government keeps f'ing with the sky and stuff and it is messing with the weather! I knew this going into space stuff was not a good thing!!!!

Cat said...

Oh I'm glad it was just the storm door and you weren't hurt.

I think I would consider it lace even though it is worsted weight. I really like scarf and how the colors came out.

Hugs!!!

Laura said...

Ditto what everyone else said! Hugs to you!

Sheri said...

Yuck, scary weather! I don't think I'd handle "super cells" too well, but your scarf is beautiful! I love the colors. Funny, I also collect snowmen that say "Let it Snow." I'll have to take some pictures of the one that forgot to be put away.
Hope the weather passes you by. One broken storm door is plenty in one lifetime.
Sheri

~France* said...

Scary weather indeed! Stay safe (((((m'friend)))))

Anne K. said...

The scarf is absoutely gorgeous. Hope it provided some distraction from the weather - you guys have been through so much this season!