Monday, March 01, 2010


It was an adventure getting to work today. I had to take several detours for flooded roads and/or fallen trees and branches. When I finally could find a bare spot to get into the parking lot and park my car I had to walk up one alley, across Main St, and down another alley in order to get to the store. (It's the one to the left of the building with the mural.) T measured, and the water was 4' from our front door. Crazy. I've never seen it that bad before. During Juan the owners came over and sandbagged the door, and a little bit of water got in, but only in the entryway.

This is from our front door, you can see it open on the right to get an idea of how close it was. Luckily there is a little sidewalk there that helps keep it back a little bit.

I did manage to complete my Ravelympics project in time. This is a Feather and Fan Comfort Shawl, started during the opening ceremonies on February 12, finished on the 26th, Ravelry details here. I used one skein of Trekking XXL. The only thing I did differenly was a single crochet edge instead of double crochet (or at least I think that's what I did -- I found a YouTube tutorial, looked good enough for me).
Finished size was 50" from tip to tip and 20" from the centre of the neck to the bottom tip. Would have liked a bigger shawl, but that's okay. This is for a friend who is moving away on March 21.

I will miss watching the Olympics, but I'll be happy to have regular tv programming back! Working today, then to my parents' place to pick up the kids and have some birthday cake. I had bought a mix to whip and let the kids put the icing on, but we'll save that for the weekend when Hubs is home. The bosses are both in the city today, so cake at work will have to wait til tomorrow. A customer brought us in an apple pie, though, so I'll have a slice of that for dessert at lunchtime.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Marti said...

That is a crazy amount of water. Hope you have a happy birthday despite a little sogginess :)

2:28 PM  
Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

That's a lot of water! Hope it dries up quick! Your shawl looks fantastic. I love feather and fan

2:29 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Wow, that's a lot of water! It's thawing here too, but we've still got mostly snow.

2:45 PM  
Blogger Monika said...

PS I like your shawl, looks lovely. Trekking is great not just for socks! :o)

2:46 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

OMG! That's worse than the snow we got this weekend. The shawl is beautiful. I've had that one queued for a while.

3:02 PM  
Blogger lexa said...

That red car there near the store -- that actually died there and sat all morning til they came, pushed it into a parking spot once the water subsided, and they eventually got it going.

4:02 PM  
Anonymous pat said...

Happy (late) birthday to you! I love your little shawl!
I'm in the middle of trying to choose a shawl pattern and now have it narrowed down to 8 possibilities - I like this level of life decisions!

10:12 AM  

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