Monday, February 19, 2007

Warning! White out conditions ahead.

That's the view from our living room window. We're trying to make it through the storm of the year! Thirty-two centimetres of snow had fallen by noon today and it just keeps coming. I haven't left the apartment aside from trying to walk to the post office, which is just a half of a block away. Everything in town is closed (including the post office) and I'm just hoping the power will stay on.

Since there's nothing else to do, I'm knitting up a storm (pun intended). The Rusted Root sweater is coming along nicely and I've just finished knitting the oh-so-girly cap sleeves.

Here's a closeup of the lace pattern.

In other news, my job is somewhat in question right now. Last week the art gallery flooded, so we're closed until further notice. Carpenters came to the gallery on Friday to remove the walls and ceilings of the men's washroom, the janitor's room and the cloak room (all on the lower level) and they ripped out all of the baseboards in the lobby on the main level. Apparently, since the gallery is at the bottom of a hill, the rain water just came right through the side doors and ran down the stairs like a river. The art conservators in Halifax were supposed to come to Yarmouth today to remove ALL the art and take it back to Halifax. They say they'll bring the exhibitions back to Yarmouth once we've solved the flooding problem, but I'm a little skeptical.

To cheer us all up, here's a photo of a sleeping kitty.


  1. Hi Ing!

    Your sweater looks like its coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

    Some heartbreaking knitting news for you - I discovered my favorite lace scarf that took me forever to finish on the kitchen floor yesterday with a huge chunk chewed out of the center. It is completely ruined. Kitties just couldn't resist the alpaca I guess...

    Let it be a lesson for us all to keep irresistible knitted goods away from kitties. They are much less naughty looking when sleeping though, like your sweet moustache.

  2. So sad about your scarf! Kitties must love alpaca -- I know Moustache loves nothing more than a nice fat ball of alpaca yarn, which has garnered him the moniker "Moustie Alpaca" (a play on the yummy yarn, Misti Alpaca).

  3. Funny how they only go for the fine, natural yarns...


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