Boy am I glad to see this past weekend end. All last week Mr. Weatherman kept talking about high wind warnings for Friday. On Thursday afternoon, they announced schools would be closed on Friday. They closed the schools in advance for wind! I had to laugh. I mean I know wind can be dangerous. And I know that it has rained every single day in 2018 so the ground is saturated which adds to the danger.... But come on! Virginia tends to be the laughing stock of the US when it comes to snow closings and now you're closing for wind?
Turns out, it was a pretty good decision because the wind definitely blew. Friday was the first sunny day of 2018. Actually it may have been the third sunny day but it felt like the first. Sunny, with hurricane force winds. Hurricane force winds that blew for a full 24 hours.
This downed tree may not look like much, but it fell early-ish Friday morning, blocking us in and taking out our power line. It doesn't look like much, but it's almost two feet in diameter and the other third of the tree, the top third, is over across the street blocking up the neighbor's driveway.
We have an excellent power company (I bet you don't hear that very often!) and they were able to restore our power after only about 12 hours. Naturally, we had all gone to bed out of boredom not 30 minutes before hand. Saturday morning, we all hopped out of bed bright and early, eager to play on our computers... only to find that while we had power, we had no internet service. Dammit!
We finally got our internet back Saturday night. On Sunday morning I finished catching up on email reading.... and discovered I'd just missed Craftsy's free weekend. Craftsy had an All Classes are Free weekend and I missed it! Double dammit!
|Hat #14 out of 52|
In my frustration, I started knitting another hat.
Tell me that knitting book isn't straight out of the '80's!
I'm using the shaping from a hat featured in The Sweater Connection and a simple fair isle design from a random stitch dictionary that happened to be within reach at the time. And of course, I'm using Knit Picks' Wool of the Andes in Lake Ice Heather and Garnet Heather.
So, here's hoping you'll join me for Makers' Monday and tell me all about the free Craftsy classes you took, the wild weather you experienced this weekend and of course, what you're creating.