Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Good Week for Knitting, Bad Week for Trees

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Monday I finished the third clue of Mystery Stole 3.

Here it is in all its unblocked frumpyness.

I think it looks like a bee theme. There's a bee in the pointed end followed by honeycomb to the left. The clue we just finished starts a field of flowers.

Once the stole clues were current, I started stalking the mail lady for my Knitpicks order needed to start Autumn Song.

Then the unthinkable happened. The advance crew for the tree removal/road widening/road paving arrived and removed the mailbox.

What's a knitter to do?

Stand out at the end of the driveway and wave the mail lady down, of course.

And, I was lucky! She pulled up with a box of yarn.

Last night while trying to relax after a day of heavy machinery, chainsaws, choppers, and falling trees and branches, I sat in the back room and knit the ribbing for the sweater front and back.

Pattern: Herbstlied (Autumn Song) from New Style of Heirloom Knitting. I call it the Acorn Sweater.

Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, 100% wool.

Color: Firecracker heather

Needles: Options #5 (#4 for the ribbing).

Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch, 8.4 rows/inch in pattern

Click on the label Herbstlied at the end of this post to see all posts on this blog mentioning Herbstlied.

Soon the road was officially CLOSED.

This is the view out my driveway this morning. Hundreds of trees coming down. They haven't started on our large pine trees and oaks yet. More pictures as the carnage continues.

The baby bluebirds are safe on the back side of the property.

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