One and a half skeins to go out of nineteen
Saturday October 23rd 2021, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Food,Knitting a Gift

Our local forecast now says 2.73″ of rain tomorrow as the atmospheric river tries to play a game of Noah with us. That’s a huge amount for California and the biggest storm in two years. It’s badly needed.

And so it came to me as I knitted above the top of the redwood that I ought to memorialize that.

Which is why the section above where I’m working now, where I will repeat the lace pattern that frames the beginning and sides of this thing, will be done in Malabrigo’s London Sky, a lavender-ish blue. My skein is a nice deep shade of pouring rain.

The afghan is so close to being done.

Meantime, the last chocolate bars to be poured from the melanger are the most fun because you can swirl them and it shows better than the ones that were hotter coming out–but you can’t see the effects till they set. You have no idea what they’ll look like.

A whale mid-dive, a parrot looking askance back over its shoulder: Hey! No splashing!

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I think the lace rainy sky sounds perfect. I awakened several times last night to the very loud constant rain. But as you know, so badly needed.

And I believe you can add chocolate artisan to your artistic resume. I see a profiled face looking left in the right pan. Delightful!

Comment by DebbieR 10.24.21 @ 8:53 am

I am so very pleased to hear you are getting so much rain. It must be such a relief. That chocolate looks absolutely divine!

Comment by Adriene J 10.24.21 @ 12:02 pm

I seem to recall you were concerned you might not get this afghan done by a certain time. I don’t think you need to be concerned now! You are just motoring along famously.

I hope that amount of rain does not cause other problems. I know it’s needed, but bone dry soil may have a hard time accepting it all. Fingers crossed.

The chocolate pictures are delightful! (and edible – yum!)

Comment by Chris+S+in+Canada 10.24.21 @ 1:35 pm

Delicious and edible, how about that? And the blanket will be gorgeous and long-lasting, a different kind of wonderful.

Comment by ccr in MA 10.25.21 @ 2:20 pm

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