Saturday, February 24, 2007

Picture time before the power goes out!!

We have some nasty weather right now. I wanted to get some groceries today before I got stuck due to the weather, but apparently 1:30 this afternoon was too late. Our parking lot was full of icy slush and my car was covered in about half an inch of ice on 3 sides.

This is the view out of my front patio doors.

These are the lovely icicles outside my kitchen window.
This poor tree has been folded. You can't really tell from the picture, but it doesn't look comfortable.

Since going outside is not the best idea, I decided to start knitting my first sock using this lovely yarn. I switched patterns last night after I had trouble with my first one because it was a custom pattern so no exact numbers of stitches were given. I think I may use that pattern for my next pair of socks.

This is what I have so far. It's a pretty good start and I really like the pattern in the yarn. I hope to have most of the foot done tonight if the power doesn't go out. It uses a really cool cast on that is invisible. Well it would be if I was better at it, but it's still cool!

Josh told me most of North Liberty and much of Coralville are without power right now. Our lights have flickered a little and we lost on TV station. I put the flashlight near me and made sure I new where the candles and matches are. Now I just need to make sure I have food that doesn't need to be cooked. Josh is going to stop at Hy-Vee on his way home to make sure we are stocked for at least two days worth of being trapped in the apartment. I am going to continue my knitting and watching Wonderfalls.


BostonBecca said...

You should make that poor tree a tree sweater...

Chelsea said...

I posted about that tree sweater before. the tree looks much happier now. Most of it's ice is gone and the wind stopped attacking it.