Friday, February 1, 2008

It's snuffling

It's snuffling today. I woke up to the sound of scrapping, knowing it could only mean one thing. My anal retentive neighbor was shoveling his driveway. He does this at 2am....at 8am...and whenever more than .01cm of snow collects on his driveway. He also salted it, which is a good thing, because looking outside at the continued snowfall, his shoveling efforts are kind of wasted. Me....I'm not touching the driveway right now.

Why? Well a few reasons.

  1. I'm pregnant....the last time I shoveled snow, I had contractions all day.
  2. It's still freakin snowing! I think I'll wait until it's done, then make the kids do it.
  3. The car is in the driveway. Yes yes, I know, I should have put it in the garage when I got back from the store last night, but I didn't expect to wake up to 4 inches of snow.
  4. The plow. The man who drives the plow hates me. For some reason when they do my street, they only dump the snow on my side. It's like they go down one side of the street, leave a nice pile of snow in the middle, then circle around and go down my side of the street in the same direction that they went the first time, and all the snow from the middle as well as my side is now dumped at the base of my driveway. I learned my lesson in shoveling before the plow came once.....I won't make that mistake again.

In knitting news.....

I finished the Unoriginal Hat. However, in my mind, it should be called the Unfortunate Hat. The pattern is lovely and it was fast and easy to do. But.....it does not fit an adult human. It doesn't even fit a non-adult human. This hat will fit my unborn baby when it arrives. It honestly didn't look that small while I was knitting it. I cast on the right number of stitches, I used the appropriate yarn, I even went UP a needle size to ensure it would fit me. Blocking was no help at all.....I now have a nice hat for my baby....that doesn't look like a hat you would put on a baby (wrong color / type of yarn).

I'm debating trying again, but I'm so disappointed in it. I think I'll just set the hat aside and we will never speak of it. I do however need a winter hat. I've checked the hats at the stores and they're just not my type, all fuzzy brims and froo-froo ness. I think a simple beanie in a 1x2 or 1x1 rib will work out fine. I just have to resign myself to knowing that the knitting goddess has the same sentiment for me as I do for the plow man.

1 comment:

...dotty... said...

Try this pattern if you like a no-nonsense hat... http://members.aol.com/JSchlossma/kshortie.html ......but knit it longer than what they tell you. It really is a shortie, coming to the tops of your ears even if you add 5 or so rounds for the stripe. I'd add another 5 for myself, so maybe 10 rounds more than they call for?