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Sunday, February 15, 2015

How Cold is it?

This cold.

Note the tiny letters that spell out "RealFeel -5" and "-15." We've been under a high wind advisory, which was on par with the Tropical Storms I've been through before. I spent most of the night wakeful, worried about the stray cats outside, worried that the tree in the backyard would tumble down onto my neighbor's shed, worried that the power would go out and I'd have to deal with the myriad difficulties that would bring about (all related to heat).

The awning over my front porch

I don't have a good alternate source for heating my house. Or cooking. Anyway, we got through it, and the winds are dying down now, but it's still going to be bitterly cold for a few more days.

I really don't like winter. Even if it does give me a reason to knit. I try to think cozy thoughts and think of my flower garden in the Spring, but by February, everything's just dreary and blah.

Since it was so inhospitable outside today, I finished all my errands yesterday so I could just stay in today. I even managed a 5-mile run, until the wind started whipping snow into my face. It was 25 degrees yesterday, which in retrospect is positively balmy!

Can you guess what cozy chore I accomplished today?

I finished the Leaf Lace Blanket just this morning.

I actually had to set up the blocking squares on my bed, since it was kind of larger than the items I normally block and the living room floor is hard on my knees.

Once blocked, I could prop it up, but I can't leave it there overnight. This is the room one of the stray cats shelters in when the weather is this bad, and she is not to be trusted with anything like this!

I think I do my yarn-overs the wrong way. The pattern photo looks very different.

One of the downsides of self-teaching, I can't quite figure out what I am doing wrong when my work doesn't equal the pattern.

In other news, Molly and Fat Petunia loves the new cat tree I bought. They love to be five feet off the ground.


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