we had close to 20 new inches of snow yesterday, along with hurricane force winds. our electricity went off again (it's back now, thankfully), and school is closed until tuesday. we were supposed to be in florida visiting grandparents this weekend, but clearly we're not. and really, it's all good. we're home. we're safe. we're warm. we're healthy. we're together. we've had plenty of cinnamon buns. we have a guy coming on monday with a generator. it's all really really really good.
i love this hunkering down. i love spending long lazy days together. i love that my kids have the time to untangle themselves from all of the have-tos of their daily lives and get to just be without the need to be anywhere or do anything. i love the same for me. for all of us. it's a gift, these days.
anyway, i hope i haven't made too much of this knitting business. it's just a little cowl, but i love it.
unless you've been reading this blog for a loooong time, you likely don't know that i knit. but i do. sort of. i'm a super boring knitter - i like projects that don't require me to pay a whole lot of attention so that i can knit while i do other things. i especially like to knit on car trips, during movies, and while waiting - for children or doctors or meetings. not to mention the fact that some months i knit, other months i don't.
i've been knitting this cowl for the better part of an age, but i finished it last week and i've hardly taken it off. it's the delores park cowl, which i originally found via shari. i used malabrigo (my favorite yarn ever) chunky in indigo (such a stunning color). the pattern calls for a single skein, and i was just a bit short so i eliminated one row as the pattern suggested.
the saddest part of this snowstorm is that our mail service has been suspended, which means that the yarn i ordered to knit another cowl hasn't yet arrived. the delay has given me just enough time to think that maybe - just maybe - i'd like to knit a larger cowl next time. if you have a suggestion for a pattern for a larger cowl, would you let me know?