We only have one tree left, a pine tree, and it weathered the storm beautifully. However, the hood of our car was dented from a big limb from one of the neighbor's trees, and another one of his trees came down in his back yard, taking out all of his power lines.
The kids lost power, and they camped out at our house for a day until it was restored. Wilbur was happy to have a doggy playmate for a day, and Pete and I got some quality baby-holding time. For as stressful as it was for them having their power go out with a ten-day old baby and having to pack up everything (babies and dogs have a lot of "things" to pack!) and come here, we were able to laugh and say it will be a really good story to tell Austin when he gets older.
By Thursday, the roads were pretty clear, so I ventured out to...buy yarn! After all, babies NEED knitted things, especially in winter. Oh, and just a few things for myself...I need knitted things, too, ya know!
|Encore DK in Regal Red|
|Encore DK in Grayfrost Mix|
|Malabrigo Rios in Arco Iris|
|Jojoland Melody in Wine Tasting (Seriously? I've never seen red-orange wine before...)|
|Jojoland Melody in Christmas Wreath (which looks absolutely NOTHING like a Christmas wreath...)|
I'll leave you to think about this...what's up with the way Jojoland names their yarns??? Christmas Wreath...really? Rusty orangey wine? Who knows, perhaps they'll look different when they're knit up. I'm curious enough to move them to the front of my stash queue.
Ah well...knit on, even if the color names don't make any sense to you...that's my plan!