Hurricane Isaac

I am sooooooooo glad Florida got very little of the rain and winds from Hurricane Isaac. It seems he pounded Louisiana and Mississippi and I’m sorry that they have so much damage. BUT, I’m still glad it was not here.

We were in Mississippi at the VA Hospital a few days ago, where my hubby was undergoing tests for a blood clot. They did not keep him and I am glad they didn’t. We could have been there during all this mess. I would have hated that. As it was the drive to and from was a bitch.

It seems the majority of drivers on the interstate are careless and rude. I really wonder if they realize what could happen to them if they had or caused a wreck at the reckless speeds they were going. I have to say the big rig drivers are not much better. Used to be that they were the most courteous drivers on the road, but not any more.

But I digress.

Again, I am happy Florida did not receive the brunt of Hurricane Isaac. It did make us take notice of some of the trees in our back yard. We have been working to remove some of the hazardous ones. Hopefully, the potential problem they could cause will be moot once we have them removed.

I will be glad when hurricane season is over. I’d be even happier if we could move up north or out west somewhere. I think I could deal with snow better than hurricanes.

One Skein Skinny Scarf

Do you knit? Are you looking for a quick, easy pattern for a gift?

Here it is…a one skein skinny scarf.

Materials:

1 skein of eyelash/fun fur yarn
1 pair US 13 straight needles

Cast on 10 stitches. Knit every row until you are almost out of yarn. Bind off. Weave in ends.

You can use any yarn for this pattern.

Have fun.

Multnomah Shawl

I joined the Knit Picks group on Ravelry and there was a SAL (stitch along). We could use any shawl pattern that showed off several of the the Knit Picks color changing yarns. Several patterns were suggested and I chose the Multnomah Shawl pattern.

Initially, I thought this was easy and it was. The hard part was when the shawl “grew”. Each new row was longer than the last one. I had reached a point where I was ready for it to be DONE! It took longer and longer just to finish one row. I worked on this shawl for almost 30 days (1 month) before it was finally done. But I must say, I am pleased with the end results.

I think the next shawl I work on will start off with 300 kazillion stitches and decrease to one. At least then the final rows will go really FAST.