Rain, rain go away!
For a while I thought I might grow gills here!
As if trying to compensate for the unusually warm, dry and sunny Fall, the Winter started with two weeks of cold rain that just would not stop. From nice comfy seventies the temperature plummeted to the more seasonable forties and it felt like everything has been soaked right through. Everyone is chilled to the bone. But we still consider ourselves lucky. The very heavy snow in Jerusalem has paralyzed that city for a few days. No one could get in or out and this, in turn, meant that our Son, who came to visit us before the snow started stayed home two days extra. And I was a very happy Mommy.
Meanwhile we are very busy “winterizing” ourselves. Digging out old comfy knitted and crochet hats and playing “who will it fit this year” game. Out of the countless pairs of Amazing Siberian Slippers I knit for my kids last year only two and a half remain. This means I got to knit up some more as soon as I can. DH’s sunny office turned very cold because the huge windows will not hold the heat and so he needs a vest and a pair of fingerless mitts to keep his hands from freezing while he is working on his computer.
A vest for the baby is almost done
and so is the vest for DS #3
And I have started knitting two vests for me! One using the Knit Picks Palette and Knit Picks Quarry held together. The result is thick and fuzzy. Just what I wanted.
The second vest is progressing much slower, since I picked for it thiner yarn, thiner needle and generally do not have much time for it now.
But all my lovely and interesting projects have been put on hold for the past two days. The only thing I knit was a garter stitch scarf. Yes. You heard it right. Just plain, 25 stitches per row garter stitch scarf. Very long and very, very black garter stitch scarf. I have already talked before about how much I dislike knitting black. And now I will have to admit that I have never before knit a basic garter stitch scarf before for the simple reason that I have always suspected that it would be mind numbingly boring. I was right. It was very, very boring. But DS #1 wanted a plain black garter stitch scarf. And he… Well anyway, I did it for him. And got my thank you and a hug and a kiss. And we did not even took a picture!
Oh well, he will be back in three weeks. Hopefully the scarf will come back with him…