life with a chronic disease and a really big yarn stash
Hey, Snowmageddon came, Snowmageddon raged, Snowmageddon left. I don’t mean to be flippant here; this was a really serious storm here in Colorado and we are still in recovery mode. The house shook with the wind, the windows were plastered with snow, drifts blocked both doors, and there is a new damp stain on one upstairs ceiling. Now, two days after the storm the melt-off is in full swing, the emergency shelters are once again empty, abandoned cars are getting dug out, and the power company is working around the clock to restore power. It will take days to get things closer to normal, but we are getting there.
MacKenzie and I knitted our way right through the storm. Really, best knitting weather ever. Look at what we got done:
Today it is bright and sunny outside and I’m ready to head off to complete chores for the weekend. Then it will be time for more knitting. I am dying to get the sweater done before it is too warm to wear it!
After all, it is only 5 days until the start of spring.
I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled kittens. In 2014 I was diagnosed with a serious rare autoimmune disease called systemic sclerosis along with Sjogren's Disease and fibromyalgia.
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14 thoughts on “Snowmageddon Knitting”
So glad you two did OK. You have some pretty awesome neighbors – great that they dug you out! And your new sweater looks beautiful 🙂
I do have wonderful neighbors! I haven’t figured out which one did the shoveling, but as soon as I do I will be delivering cookies.
Thanks for the sweater compliment. It’s going to be a good one.
Your socks do match your jumper perfectly. Thanks for the snowy pictures, what great neighbours you have.
I thought of you as I took the snow pictures! My neighbors are the best! They insist on checking in on me and help out since they know I have a chronic illness and live alone.
I’m so glad you came through the storm mostly ok.
Your sweater and socks are coming along wonderfully!!
That storm was crazy in its speed and intensity! Today it is sunny and warm, the melting is clearing all the roads and it’s almost hard to believe it happened. Out on the plains they are still opening roads and restoring power, so I’m sure the warmup is helping them. Thankfully they didn’t lose many livestock.
I’m happy to hear you made it through this storm well!!
Me too! It would have been so much worse if I had lost power!
Glad you made it safe and warm through the storm. Your sweater is really lovely, as is the matching sock!
Thanks. I really like Caitlin Hunter’s designs… such comfy sweaters. I really lucked out as I stash shopped this yarn. :-
Oh, my gosh! What a brilliant idea to knit the sleeves before finishing the body!! It would be so much easier to do the sleeves without the extra fabric of the full body to constantly have to turn and get out of the way. You’re a genius!!!
I started using 2 short cable needles that let you turn the sleeve back and forth without having to turn the whole sweater which makes them so easy!! I have to admit, the knitting seems much easier with the sleeves already on!
Reading this in July probably takes the edge off but loving the jumper and the cat ☺
You’re right, that storm is now a distant memory in the heart of July! I am looking forward to being able to wear the sweater next fall. 🙂