We've had plans to go to an event at the casino today for over a week. I was really looking forward to it - just to get out of the house. We had beautiful weather for a week. Warm, melting temps. But they occurred during weekdays. Well, you can't go scooting about on weekdays. There are things needed to be done. Around the house. The weekend is much better. Because I hate weekends. Dull, boring. Nothing on TV, shops close early if they're open at all. It just seems all kittywhompus. It'd be good to get out on Sunday.
Ah, but the weather gods have other plans. Yes. A snowstorm. Why not. I just heard on the radio that it's due to hit about 10:00 am. And last until tomorrow morning. We could get anywhere from 4-8 inches. With blowing and drifting. Why not.
Now you would think that this is no obstacle for a Northern Minnesotan; it's nothing. But the casino is 1 1/2 hrs. away. In the direction the storm is coming from. Some areas are expecting 10"-12". This I do not like. I do not like driving in the snow. I do not like weather related surprises. I do not like driving in the dark, which it will be on our way home. I really want to cancel this.
And since the event was free, that makes the decision even easier. However, BH has no fear of the weather (re: driving 1 hour away to take daughter for appointments in an ice storm.) He is the eternal "Polyanna". Everything is honkey-dorey. Nothing's going to happen; it'll be ok. Yeah. Right.
So as he is still sleeping and I've been up since 4:00 am (God only knows!) I will wait til he has his coffee and suggest ever so gently that we call the day off. Maybe by that time, it'll be snowing so hard, we won't be able to see across the road! (sign of the Cross here and a prayer).
Otherwise, I have a mountain of Shetland to spin - which I've been working on since 4:30 am. It's one of those "in progress" spinning fibers. Working on it for over a year here and there. When I need black wool, I go to the tub and start spinning. Now I need it to ply with the dreaded alpaca/beads that was finally finished yesterday. So, spin away I shall.
And I just know that by 11:00 am, I will be ready to crash. Don't know why my internal clock is so screwed up. Been getting up at 4:30 all week. Hormones.
Or the fact that I hate sleeping at night. I get up 2 or 3 times, mostly to go to the bathroom (age), then check the clock. Damn. Back to bed. Waiting. Just waiting for a decent time to get up. 4:30 seems like a decent time. I have no idea why 4:00 am today.
Gold Star Saturday!! I did wash the shawl and the andean hat; skeined 3 bobbins of yarn and washed them; finished spinning the alpaca. Also finished knitting the first fingerless mitt that matches the andean hat, and started the second one. WhooHoo!!!
Well, I think I'll get back to spinning. Maybe when BH gets up, he'll see how industriously I'm working and hate to pry me away from my wheel, he'll suggest we just stay home for the day!!! hehehehe-ya gotta have a plan. Always have a plan!!
texture and test-knitting
5 weeks ago