I really don't like hurricanes. No one does, I know, but now I'm in the path of one, and my dislike has increased tenfold. Go away, Irene! Go out to sea! Head up to the hurricane graveyard in the North Atlantic, and leave us nice people alone!
I don't expect Irene will be a hurricane when it hits my area, but you never know. The Chesapeake bay water temperature is 74.5. It's in the 80s along the Virginia coast. I'm hoping the cooler water will shrink that $&^$* down to a mild TS or TD. We're used to severe thunderstorms and gusty winds. Heck, just five weeks ago or so a tornado formed about 100 yards from my house and ripped off the roof of a house in the next court.
There are a lot of stray kitties I take care of, and I have a lot of potted and hanging plants outside, so I will be spending tomorrow securing my property and preparing shelter for the kitties. My animals already seem a little uneasy. I'm still hoping and praying it will diminish or turn east into the open ocean. I'm located in southern Baltimore County, so if you hear anything dire about that area, pray for us. I know if the power goes out I can knit ... but you can only do so much by candle.
So, on to the knitting ... I have a finished object for friday, the baby Fisherman Sweater. I made this in just under four weeks, and it was a fast knit. I didn't get the collar right, even though I re-sewed it twice ... perhaps I just didn't make it long enough.
It's the same front and back, and the whole thing is either seed stitch or cable, so you can imagine how heavy it is! It will keep baby very warm, I'm sure. For the one winter he fits into it!
Good luck to all of you in the hurricane path.