Sunday, February 27, 2011

Almost March

Here's a picture I took the day after the Big Blizzard of '11, early this month:

I'm not quite sure how the wind was blowing to cause this formation, but I suspect it was coming from the south, under the fence, and scooped all the snow up into that nice crisp ridge. If the wind came from the north, it would have hit the fence, curled down, and scooped the snow. In either case, it was cool while it lasted.

Knitting News
I finally finished the Socks That Would Not End. My Ravelry projects page tells me I started these in September. Here they are, hot off the needles, unwashed, unblocked, un-anything.

Yarn: Universal Yarns, Ditto. Now discontinued.
Knit on US #1 needles.
68 stitches, ribbed cuff and instep

Earlier this month, in the deep cold that followed the blizzard, I decided that my 3201 wool hats were not doing a good enough job keeping me warm and I probably should make myself an alpaca one. Fortunately I found some yarn in my stash that seemed perfect.

This is just a basic watchcap, k2, p2 ribbing throughout.
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Melange
Knit on US #2 needles
120 stitches.

In Other News
The dissatisfaction with our governor has grown steadily since Feb 11. If he thought this would all settle down and go away, he really underestimated the people of Wisconsin. The Teabaggers he recruited from out of state to counter-demonstrate put in a pretty pitiful showing in comparison. There were very few of them and they were back on their motor-coaches, on their way home, within 24 hours. I try to keep my politics off the blog, but recent events go way beyond politics-as-usual around here. It should get more interesting before it's all done.


Kaye said...

Hee hee, yes, because sometimes the wool hats from 3000-odd sheep just isn't enough. Nice hat!

suse-the-slow-knitta said...

the snow pattern is fascinating- that would look fab as a hat pattern.
watching the Wisconsin politics with interest!

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

What you need to do is stack your hats on your head like the _Caps for Sale_ man. That ought to keep you warm while you're out protesting, proseletizing, parading, or whatever.


Christine said...

You don't need to apologize for mentioning the Wisconsin goings-on. What's happening in your state is both shocking and infuriating. I don't care what political party one belongs to, the power grab by Walker is a wake-up call for all of us who are not CEOs or millionaires. What he's doing is unethical, probably illegal, and definitely unconstitutional. I've been donating funds for your Democratic patriots, signing petitions, and posting on my blog about this for a while now. Cindy G of BaxterKnits has a separate blog that updates constantly what's going on in Wisconsin.

Anonymous said...

Why do you call people "teabaggers"? It's a vile sexual practice. Namecalling is one of the *problems*.