Saturday, February 24, 2007

scarves suck, where is my snow???

Wow. I have forgotten just how utterly and completely boring it is to knit scarves! Wow. They just go on and on and on and...

I’m still on my first ball of malabrigo on my so called scarf. I like this yarn, it’s pretty. I’m wondering if I’ll need both balls of yarn, I don’t know how long I’ll last on this scarf, I’m SO BORED. I know I said I was alternating between the balls but I ripped it out. I thought that the scarf was being pulled along that edge as I carried along the yarn I wasn’t using. So I ripped and restarted it. now I’m thinking it wasn’t the alternating balls, it’s just that this scarf is biased and leans to the side. Anyone else? I’ll put a pic up of mine later so you can see what I mean. Anyway, I’m also annoyed that one side looks super cool and the other just looks like it was purled. I expected both sides to look super cool, but whatever. I wonder if I can make a matching so called hat. Hm… quick google search to see if someone else has done it and… hm. I don’t see anything out there. That may be too much thinking for me, we’ll see.

I’m also knitting along on my scarf with flounces here and there. I started it a week and a half ago on my day off. Wow, could these directions be written any poorly??? How confusing. I plan to write up this pattern a little better and put it out on my blog. Hopefully others will find it when they go out to the net to search for directions to that scarf. Lame.

Evie’s sweater is in a state of flux. I’m hoping to block it tomorrow and then seam the shoulders and start knitting that hood. I’m wondering though… I do want to wash it before she would wear it, should I quick steam block it, seam it and then knit the hood and THEN handwash it? hm… I think that’s my tentative plan.

I’m blogging at work (hence the no links). It’s super super super dead here today. And I’m pissed. We’re supposed to be having this HUGE winter storm, they wouldn’t shut up about it on tv, online, etc. 4-7 inches by the time we wake up this morning and then more tonight into tomorrow for a total of a billion inches. I’m all about snow, a billion inches? Bring it on, I can’t wait! YEA!

Well, like every previous storm we’re getting screwed. Woke up this morning to some ice pellets on the ground. It was a little icy but nothing bad and you can still see the brown dead grass everywhere. And now it’s freezing rain out. WHERE IS MY SNOW??? Poor evie, no pics of her in the snow yet because the one significant snowfall that the twin cities had was over new years and we were visiting the inlaws in WI and for the first time in years they didn’t get snow and the twin cities did.

Grrr.

The startribune.com (Minneapolis newspaper) says, “Announced by all the trumpets of the media, the alleged big one began rather meekly in the Twin Cities metro area Saturday, with a glaze of ice and spitting sleet that caused a flurry of spinouts but fell short of what many had expected -- and hoped for. But just you wait. "The worst is yet to come," a statement by the National Weather Service in Chanhassen warned. "Overnight, much of central and southern Minnesota received freezing rain and sleet rather than significant snowfall. Do not be fooled." Heavy snow was still expected in the region by late Saturday, continuing into Sunday, the service said. Six to 10 inches of snow are expected, with more in west-central Wisconsin. Strong winds are expected to whip the snow into a beautiful, deadly whiteout.”

Sure. I’ll believe that one when I see it. I’m bitter. Every where else in the country OTHER than us has gotten slammed the past few years. Us, nothing. I’m sick of it. I’ll update you tomorrow and let you know who was right…

I wonder if I’ll get in trouble for knitting at my desk. I swear if any customers come in, call, e-mail, I’ll drop it in a heartbeat but this just sitting at my desk listening to the freezing rain hit the windows is killing me. Is it time to pump yet? Think anyone would notice if I went upstairs to pump every hour instead of every 3-5? Sooooo bored…

4 comments:

Amy said...

Looking out my window here in Eden Prairie, the snow has arrived...and I'm with you! Bring it on! I love snow.

renee said...

Hope you're happy - there's lots of snow here in St. Paul, now. Actually, I don't mind it either now that I'm at home. Except for the shoveling I'll have to do tomorrow. Oh well, last time this year, probably.

Lorraine said...

Got snow? We're hammered in the southern metro. Even got stuck in the ice rink parking lot last night. That ice under the snow is what did it. Looking forward to the pics of Evie in the snow! As far as the scarf, try slipping the first stitch of each row (k-wise for knit stitches, p-wise for purl stitches). Makes a pretty, chain-stitch looking edge. I got that tip from Grumperina and it really works.

Carrie said...

You asked for it, now you got it!

I was wondering the same thing yesterday morning...all the hype and all we had was ice pellets??