Sunday, September 16, 2007

What To Do on a Windy, Rainy Day

Yesterday was a terribly windy and rainy day. Wasn't fit to do much of anything -- well, except some knitting!

The satellite tv rained out a couple of times, but not for very long. When we lose reception we know that within a few minutes it's going to absolutely pour!

So the kids did lots of this, causing the living room to look like it had exploded.

I made chili.

Simba did lots of sleeping in a toy box. This cat is so stunned. I love him, but he's a little on the weird side. Can't see how laying on a bunch of hard, plasitc, pokey toys is comfortable.

I started the first panel of the baby blanket on Friday night. This was the progress around noontime Saturday. I am using discontinued Bernat Lulu, but it's along the same lines as Sirdar Snowflake. Could probably use Patons Be Mine, too.

I had a fair bit more done by suppertime. I need to knit 210 rows, and I have 150 rows done now. I should have this panel finished today. I have some more yard work to do, and we have to start looking for pictures tonight for the Oldest One's social studies project, but I still think I'll get it finished. Before I start the next panel I will finish the Austerman socks. Twenty more rows to go to the heel, I think.

I picked this project to start soon, too. It is for the impending November nephew. I will make size 6-12 months. (Pattern is from this book. I'd also like to make him this, maybe for Christmas.)

We didn't have much selection left in the yarn, there were only three shades of blue left. This was the only one that had three skeins, the rest only had two skeins each.

So that's about it. No FO yet but hopefully soon. The baby blanket knit up a lot quicker than I thought it would. I'm thinking about some modifications to the original plan. I may put a border around it and a small strip in the middle between the two panels. I was just going to knit two panels and join them, similar to this one that I saw, but now I may fancy it up a bit. (If it turns out well I will post the pattern.) I will have another blanket to make, too. I keep forgetting that one of hubby's step brothers and his girlfriend are expecting. Not sure if I'll make one the same style as this or do something different.

Hubby left for Whitehorse this morning. I see the weather is getting colder there this week, of course! As long as there isn't any snow yet. After what happened last time he doesn't want to see any snowy mountains! According to our local forecast it's going to be quite hot and sunny, especially later in the week. I see lots of outdoor knitting to be done yet!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Happy knitting!


Blogger Carol said...

Knitting and cooking chili sound like a great way to spend a rainy day....I haven't seen rain like that in in the desert does that you know....

9:24 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

I went to the class in Mahone Bay that rainy Saturday. It was good but not what I was expecting. More like making jewellery than knitting to my mind, but it was a fun way to spend a rainy Sat.

I am interested to know how the yarn works for the baby blanket.

9:40 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

Chili - now that's a good idea. Must add ingredients for that to my grocery list. Thanks!

What is the social studies project on?

2:00 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

They have to pick 7-10 important events in their lives, starting with their birthday. Then they can draw or use pictures and make a poster or book of the events. I think we'll make a book with construction paper and put each event on its own page. I'll copy the pictures, and he can glue them to the pages and write about them. Then they have to show it to the class and tell about each event.

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy said...

These are the perfect knitting days indeed! And oh my gosh, your chili looks ever so yummy! *Drool*

4:48 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I tagged you over on my blog..someone tagged me so I thought I would give it a shot..didn't know how to link but there you go...

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I'm weird, but I love rainy days. If I don't have to go anywhere, I sit on my couch and knit under my nice, warm quilt.
The chili looks great!

6:13 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

I need to make chili and knit all afternoon....very soon I will do this!!!!

11:23 PM  
Blogger monica said...

I wish we would get some of that rain, it is so hot and dry here.
My kids always like that type of yarn, I hated having to frog it, it was a bear, and you can't see the stitches. Yours is knitting up nicely.

8:45 PM  

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