In a fog
Literally. I think the entire state has been blanketed in fog for the past 24 hours -- and counting. I had to drive yesterday, but took the long/slow way -- I narrowly missed a deer (the fog confuses them) and was stupefied by the number of people driving without illuminated headlights. It's the long/slow route to work today, too. Schools are on a two-hour delay. Thunderstorms predicted for this January afternoon.
I did some knitting and some ripping over the weekend, exclusive of each other. I'm about to begin waist increases on the Oblique fronts. I'm getting a bit bored, but the neckline decreases will be "at the same time" as the aforementioned increases... gripping (hopefully, not ripping).
My sister -- Hi Sharon (she's been reading here recently) -- gave me the remains of her stash a couple of months ago, including the start of a "smoking jacket" in Rowan Magpie and Chunky Chenille. Pretty, isn't it? It's probably been 10 years since she started and I think it nearly drove her insane -- it was a very large overall pattern with no repeats, so every row was different. I did not wish to continue this project, and a normal person would probably have taken the loss and thrown away "the start" -- especially given the zillion ends left hanging on the wrong side -- but my salvage self took up the challenge. It wasn't too bad. Plus it's Rowan... vintage Rowan. I don't know what I'll do with it all -- 6+ hanks of Magpie, 4+ of Chenille -- but I'll be ready when inspiration strikes.
Did you see the wonderful new ABC-Along button made by the one and only Alarming Female? Roll call is now over 100 names and several postings of Letter A have been sighted.
Just a note about joining: If you already have a Flickr account, the quickest and easiest way is to sign in, go to the ABC-Along 2008 page, and send a request to join from there; if you don't have a Flickr account, I need your email address to send an invitation. You really don't even have to join Flickr or Ravelry to participate -- because I'm easy like that, y'know, it's pretty loose around here. The blogroll of participants in the previous post is continually (though not instantaneously) updated as people join -- if you've joined up and your blog isn't listed there, let me know.