We are preparing for a nasty two days ahead weather-wise. First they said wind and snow, then wind and rain, now just wind. I say “just” wind, but it is the wind that will knock the power, cable and internet out for days.
Today will be spent preparing things so we can be relatively comfortable for a week or so without power. Most of our trees are still leaf heavy, which won’t help them fair well in the wind. The generator is good to go. The chain saw is in working order. The tractor is ready if we need it.
Of course the very first thing I do when a weather catastrophe is scheduled to hit is check my yarn supply. During Super Storm Sandy and the two weeks of no power I knit two shawls and two pairs of socks.
But the truth is I’ve been mostly struggling to knit. My knitting mojo is sort of in slo-mo. I haven’t been able to get the socks on The Skipper’s feet to photograph them. I still need to find test knitters for them, but I need the pictures first.
On my other knitting project, I seem completely unable to follow my own written directions. The 1960s girl’s sweater was ripped back and started again because I failed to follow the correct decrease rate. Yes, what my written instructions said and what I did for 126 rows were two different things. How can that be? It’s my pattern.
Have a great weekend, and if I am not around next week it’s because we have no power.