Great balls a’fire
Friday October 07th 2011, 11:12 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

I finished this hat.

I thought of about a hundred more people who would be thrilled to be given a handknit hat. I aim to please.

When there are too many possibilities and too many ideas and my brain can’t settle down and pick one, I start winding balls: something to keep my hands busy and getting something actually done while my mind meanders in the context of handling soft yarn and colors. That usually settles it.

That or dyeing hanks to something new, but it was too chilly to change out of my layers of wool that might get splashed on. Even if stacking balls of yarn like this is as close as we get to building snowmen around here, it was 49F last night and at that rate even my husband might start wearing a hat to bed.

Hopefully when he gets some daylight time and climbs up on that roof tomorrow he’ll be able to figure out why the furnace up there isn’t working. The thing melted its, and I quote, silicon control rectifier (not to mention part of our outside circuit breaker) a few years ago. Crossing our fingers and keeping the darn thing turned off for the moment, glad it’s supposed to warm up for the next few days.

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I am wearing more woolens, trying to keep from turning the furnace on, in our 39 degree weather. Shawls, sweaters, etc. My husband is not cooperating. LOL

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 10.08.11 @ 6:59 am

I’ve never thought much of this so-called ‘multi-tasking’. I can do only one thing at a time. So you picked a task, and did it.

Comment by Don Meyer 10.08.11 @ 9:34 am

Huh, I think we’ve got your weather, it’s been in the 70-80s here!

Comment by Diana Troldahl 10.08.11 @ 1:18 pm

It’s a little warmer here again, but still in the 40s in the night, so… hope you get heat.

Comment by Channon 10.08.11 @ 2:30 pm

We’ve had a couple of those chilly nights here, too. Fortunately, our heat was working (mostly…the bedroom never really gets much heat or AC, due to poor planning when they put in the central air). Hope yours is fixed soon!

Comment by Erica 10.10.11 @ 11:13 am

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