We're having one heck of a nor'easter today. We're getting extremely high winds, driving rain and it's friggen COLD. It's awful. We've broken out the candles in the event we lose power. Georgia and I haven't left the house today. Bruce went out only to the garbage area. It sounds like a freight train right now, and there is an extreme amount of water flying horizontally past my window. (ooh, there's some sort of warning siren happening... I don't know what that's about)
On the plus side, it's ideal knitting weather. I've been occupying the couch all day in my Francis Revisited (which is PERFECT for this kind of weather) and working on a new sweater. Oh, and drinking lots of coffee and tea.
The new sweater is a February Lady. Here's a picture from the designer - Pamela Wynne of Flint Knits:
It's a free pattern (thank you Pamela) based on an Elizabeth Zimmerman pattern for a baby. I'm going to make a matching one for Georgia, me thinks. Anyway, it's available on both Ravelry and off of Pamela Wynne's website should you have the yen to knit one.
Here's what I've done so far:
So in relation to the finished product above, I'm down to the second buttonhole and will probably reach the lace section by this evening (woot!).
I will give you a full report if I end up knitting by candlelight. That will feel rustic.
Oh, and I just found out that the siren is a flood warning siren for the Bronx river, which is just over yonder.
Yes, we are very uphill from the river. And on the third floor. I think we're safe. The trees blowing in the wind just outside our large bank of windows are a little more disturbing than the river.
I hope my blogging buddies in Maine are doing ok in this beastly storm.