The wind howled around yesterday and last night (and still a bit this morning). Turns out that our storm on Monday brought a tornado (or two) to the area. Fletch ran some errands yesterday and came across an area where trees had been snapped off and several were uprooted and leaning on houses! The news flash across my phone confirmed that yes indeed, a tornado touched down. So thankful we were spared any damage or direct hits.
Work was thankfully quiet yesterday and I was able to get some wrapping finished and gifts ready to be shipped out. My goal is to have all gifts to be shipped wrapped and ready by next week when I go back into the office. That way I can easily ship from UPS (and we get a discount which is nice!!). Even though my office is closed, the UPS guy (Dave) shows up twice a day and picks up packages too (he does have a key to our office).
Now we are at Unraveled Wednesday - the first in December 2020. As usual, I am linking up with Kat to talk about knitting. I'm happy to say that my Aspen socks are finished.
This was Thanksgiving morning - socks laid out on the ironing board (I had just finished ironing the tablecloth for Thanksgiving dinner!). These were knit in "Less Traveled Yarn" from their Creosote Collection. The colourway is "Aspen." The pattern is Brandi by Debbie Bliss. These may be the first pair I knit using metal needles (size 1) and oh boy! Give me my wooden DPNs please. The metal needles were so slippery! I felt like I was constantly battling having stitches slip off the needles. I guess it boils down to what you are familiar with and accustomed to using.
Believe it or not, I have NOTHING on the needles at the moment! I started to cast on something for a friend (I can't say anything more as she MAY read the blog), but realized I need to adjust the pattern. I also want to knit another pair of Kitty Ankle Socks for Mailing (she has requested some). Given that it is December 2nd, I'd best get cracking on both these projects.
I found a note from Fletch on the kitchen table this morning (he always is up much later than I am) saying that a town in OH received 22.5" of snow yesterday!! And another place in western NC received 15"! Hope everyone is safe and staying warm.