"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Gratitude...


Winter returned to Iowa this weekend. Freezing rain followed by up to 10 inches of snow has bent tree branches and broken power lines to many residents in our area. We are grateful that we have power and are warm and safe. The power company is doing all they can, yet some customers are not expected to be up and running till some time Monday. We have been there, and that is why a dusty generator stands ready for duty in our garage. Our daughter now has a generator also, as she lost power yesterday - only to have it return about the same time her new generator moved in!! There is always next time, however.... Iowa is Iowa...

Sofee, she is grateful that she is a Chihuahua today! No one in their right mind would expect her to do anything other than stay inside and lounge on her cozy comfort disk. Gone are the days that she is jealous of the "big dogs" next door that live outside most of the time. Course, their lifestyle may look pretty darn good in a month or so....

As for knitting: Along with nearing the completion of a WW "big kids" socks for CIC, I have mom's glittens in the finished Mittens stage. I need to open them up and put the glove insert in. It is always amazing what the blocking process will do for the looks of these....even out those lumpy stitches, and make them presentable. Hope mom likes them!

3 comments:

Rebecca said...

Nice job on the glittens! Did you block them on your sock blockers or do you just smooth them out and let them lie flat?

Glad you didn't loose your power! That is exactly why we have a generator, too.

Marguerite said...

At this point in February, it takes a lot for me to say anything nice about ice and snow, but it did result in a beautiful picture.

Glad you kept your power. Isn't it great not to have to drive to work in that slippery stuff?

Jakki said...

We got power back after about an hour, but thousands are still without. No work today and most schools E of 35 & N of 80 were closed today, maybe tomorrow, too.

Your Glittens look really warm!