Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Earl

Last weekend was a long weekend, but a pretty quiet one for us. Except for early morning/into the afternoon on Saturday, when Hurricane Earl passed through. More on him in a minute, but first up I finally finished up the Par 5 socks. Started August 16, finished September 5, no changes to the pattern. I did three 24-row pattern repeats to the heel, then from the gusset pick up to the toe did 2.5 repeats. Usual toe to 20sts. I did the 2x2 rib down the heel, but if I do them again I may do a regular heel. I find this one kinda loose. The yarn is On Your Toes 4ply in cream. Ravelry details here.

So Earl ripped a big branch from one of my trees, much as I expected. We've had this house for nine years. The man we bought it from had cut all the branches basically off of all of the trees in the yard. (He didn't like raking leaves, but after he ruined all the trees he realized that 90% of the leaves in the yard come from the graveyard across the road.) Anyhoo, they've filled in nicely over the years, kinda silly looking in the winter when there are no leaves on them, but still. I love my trees. But these two by the side driveway always end up losing limbs in high winds.

This is one of the neighbor's trees across the street.

And this tree is two houses up from mine. It was a weird shaped tree to begin with, and the wind just hauled it right out of the ground. I took a drive around on Saturday night, and there seemed to be a lot of tree damage and not too much else. I know there were a couple of power poles snapped, too.

Today was the first day I've had off since the kids went back to school. I had to run to Bridgewater to do some errands. Not too much else was accomplished today other than a bit of housework before I left. Tomorrow I have to wait around for my roofing materials to be dropped off. Ga, the expense. We bought the materials, now we're getting quotes on the labour. The one I got today was really quite high. Well, probably not too bad, but it's a helluva lot more than we're willing to pay. Hubs was talking to his brother, so I'm thinking that maybe he and our nephew may end up doing it. They're cheap labour, BIL used to do that for a living and now just does it on occasion, and nephew has been working for a roofer for a couple of months now. We'll work out a small fee, and I'm sure some beer and supper will have to be thrown in.

I'll leave with a little clip of Earl that I took. Happy knitting!


3 Comments:

Blogger Wanderingcatstudio said...

Wow! That's a lot of wind! We had a very windy weekend too but not quite like that. It always amazes me that even though we're no where near and ocean, we still gt a bit of the storm.
Love the socks

7:24 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

We weree supposed to get the storm here, but it veered off and we got wind and rain - not as bad as they were calling for though, thankfully.

The socks look great! I need to make myself some more...most of them for awhile have been for babies/toddlers or kids.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Barbara from Nova Scotia said...

Gorgeous socks! Must make a pair.

8:26 AM  

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