No news here on the weather front – it’s cold. There is a load of snow out there that needs cleaning up. We are holding out for tomorrow when it might be warmer. And of course, it will snow tomorrow, but not much. Not like the foot plus we got last week. On top of the Christmas foot we got. On top of the messy icy thing we got before Christmas.
Where there is news – exciting time at work last week – we had a small fire – got to evacuate and eventually go home. Lovely! I used the time to knit. A little bit of damage to the building, especially where they had to chop a hole in the side to be sure the fire wasn’t spreading in the wall. It was out. No panic, all our fire drills worked well. I did leave my car keys in the building as I wasn’t in my office when the alarm was sounded, but that worked out well.
Between that and a half day off for snow, it was a very short work week last week. I used my home time wisely, and got some spinning done, started Durrow, and my Friends of Knitting Sarah KAL, a Hitofude sweater. That’s two big projects on my needles, but the sweater should go fairly fast. The Durrow will be slow going, I can tell, but it will be worth doing. And the spinning – I am so close to done on that spinning project, I can taste it. I thought I was on my last bobbins, but I think I will have a small amount left over to do, but that should go very fast, too.
Today I am supposed to be working on my test for taxes, but I can’t seem to log into the practice lab, so can’t work the problems. UGH. I will assume it is because I tried too many times with an error in the password, and so got locked out. I’ll try again in a little while. Very frustrating!
There really is not much else new around here this week – but I will leave you with some photos so you feel like it was worth the stop over. 🙂
Here are the last two finishes of 2017 – a test hat and a Chain Mail shawl from my beaded handspun:
Spinning in progress:
New Year Cast ons:
Durrow on the left, Hitofude on the right.
and lastly, some special New Years visitors. And a big snow pile where the garden is.
Happy New Year!