Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Colder Than a Witch's....

I'm freezing! I think the furnace just isn't cutting it anymore. I was watching some TV and I couldn't even knit, I was so cold. I was huddled there on the sofa under two throws and some laundry that hadn't gotten put away yet. So I retired to my room where I have an auxilliary heat source, a comforter and a sleeping bag that Dave dragged up from the basement that's rated to 20 below. But, if you ask Dave, the furnace is fine, peachy, just great! Now, I'm all for the "Put on a sweater" attitude (hey, I live for it) so if I think it might be too cold, it might just be too cold.

I braved the frigid air of my bedroom to bring you this picture of my current knitting. (Yeah, that's the 20 below sleeping bag in the background.) The astute among you will note that it has cabling and is kinda wide. That's because it's the front of The Husby. I finished the first sleeve. (Back plus first sleeve took just over 8 skeins of Wool of the Andes, so I'm confident that the 19 skeins I got will finish the front, second sleeve, and collar. What a relief!) Now the question is....Am I going to catch Heather? She's got a pretty sizeable lead, but it's not over yet! I've been knitting on the bus again. (The Access databases were just too exciting, I had to take a break.) I completely mesmerized the two women sitting across from me on the bus tonight. One said she wanted to learn, I told her to come along to our knitting group at B&N (At South Hills Village, every other Friday, and we're on the calendar, so call) and we'd teach her.

And speaking of teaching, I'd like to show the "cabling without a cable needle" thing (esp. because Holly mentioned wanting to learn), so I will do that in a future post when 1) It's not too cold to knit in the house, and 2) I have someone here to take the photos. Maybe I'll get CQ or Heather to help out at knitting on Friday.

And speaking of Celtic Queen, in reference to the title of this post, I always say "elbow", but she says another extremity. Since she's the witch, we'll have to bow to her more intimate knowledge of the subject.

3 comments:

Celtic Queen said...

It also involves a brass bra (a la Princess Leia in Return of the Jedi). And you're not the only cold one. I'm under two afghans wearing sweatshirts and turtlenecks and still feel cold. How silly is that?

Celtic Queen said...

Forgot to mention that Mr.CQ will tell it's colder than a witch's backside as he claims mine is always like an ice cube. :)

Heather said...

Oh, please girls, You do not know cold. I am like this every evening. My Mister always says the same thing... it isn't cold, you just need to acclimate... Oh,then I tell the Mister to pay no mind to my frozen nose or that I wear a scarf in the house. It is ok. I will acclimate. brrrrrrr