Monthly Archives: February 2015

It’s Too Damn Cold!

I had to take a break from working on my temperatures scarf. February so far consists of grey (0-9), pink (10-19) and white (below 0). Knitting this project was just too depressing. There is about 10 feet of snow on the ground and it’s about -5 right now .The inefficiencies of the T aren’t helping either. This morning I waited 25 minutes in sub zero temperatures for an over crowded bus with a broken window. The scarf just reminds me how horrible this winter is.

So instead of knitting on the scarf of sadness I knit a hat instead.

Thorpe knitted hat

It’s bright and has earflaps and looks a little ridiculous but it’s a great hat. I have enough leftover yarn to make a matching scarf or a pair of mittens.

Falling Snow, Rising Sun

New England is now in the middle of yet another winter storm. Outside looks like this:

Belmont snow 2015We got about 2 feet last week and it seems like this storm is going to dump another 6-10 inches on top of the existing snow. Most of the snow banks are now taller then me.

All this crappy weather means I finished another project.

Rising Sun Shawl

Took about a week to knit and lightly block. Pattern is Rising Sun and yarn is the hand spun I finished last week. I really liked this pattern – it was easy and suits a variety of yarn weights as it is super easy to scale up or down. It consists of two charts – I knit the first chart until the yarn starting turning grey and then switched to the second chart.

Rising Sun Shawl close up