Friday, January 04, 2008

What to do?

They have been telling us for days how bad this was going to be. They told us. We heard them, heck the whole country heard them. I have had people calling me from far and wide making sure we are alive and well. How embarrassing it is to admit we are, well, fine! Now I don't want to jinx anything but so far so good. Still have satellite, phones, electricity, and internet.

So what are you supposed to do in a blizzard. Knit perhaps? The dog is so bored he wishes he could knit I bet. So I just have to
say that all the fantasies about sitting in front of a fire, watching the snow fall outside, smelling the yummy spaghetti sauce's as good as you imagine!

I cast on for the new Noni Green Earth Grocery Bag. It is far from green, but it is "green". Not only because I am using up stash to do it (bonus) but because I really will use this once it is done and I like the idea of something sort of insulated for cold items. Living in the mountains I actually have to drive down to the big city to shop. It will be nice to pack colder items into this for the ride home. Should I dare try to bring home ice-cream?

I also ordered this:

Is that wrong? I am under blizzard warning!! What else am I supposed to do? Just sit there and knit? No way, Jose....a girl has to amuse herself in a variety of ways when under storm pressure. The power could go at any minute and I could be completely cut off. I have to have something to look forward to after all this mess besides shoveling and boiling water to bathe. Did I mention we have an electric hot water heater? Yeah, a few years back we had a bad storm that knocked out power. Our house was all electric. No phone, no hot water, no cooking except what I could seriously make on top of the woodstove. (I did it, we survived, but come spring we put in a gas stove I'll tell you) After a week a friend came by and said I looked like a Troll. She packed me and my kids up and took us to her house for a shower and a glimpse of the outside world that I thought had disappeared. We also didn't have a 4 wheel drive and the roads were bad enough to stay put, so needless to say I probably did look like a Troll.

I can be taught. I learned from that experience. Knit while you have light and shop while you have internet people. Back to it...


Freaky Knitter said...

Oh my gosh I can't believe you are getting the Weekender! It is sooooo beautiful!!! You are truly out of control, I LOVE IT! The snow is so bad down here, that we closed the shop at 4:00 and are all home safe and sound. Have fun knitting and sniffing the sauce! Hugs!

Tammy said...

Here in So Cal we are under a severe storm watch as well... but for us that only means rain, which it has faithfully done all day.

Love the bag!

madre adoptiva said...

My kids have been outside to dive into the snow (literally) three times already this morning. I'll tell you, I'm tired of bundling them up only to un-bundle them 15 minutes later! hahaha... it's beautiful though and fun to have this unexpected family time. I was without internet access for a good part of yesterday though. I was hurtin'.

Knitting Diva said...

I am sooo jealoushave looked at them often! Do let us see your new bag filled with your knitting goodies when you receive it! I so wish we could get a good snow here in the South! Seems the only thing we ever get is ice.