There. Consider it fixed.
The pattern is Saartje’s Bootees (pdf and ravelry link), and I used some leftover Panda cotton (blueberries and grapes) to make them. They’re so little and cute! And by little I mean tiiiineeee. See? Crocuses included for scale.
Yup, we’ve had loads more crocuses come up. I was afraid the ones I saw last week would have died a horrible gurgling death in our flooded backyard, but they look okey-dokey. Yeah, we had a load of rain earlier in the week here. I live in a river (creek?) valley too, so when it’s wet, it’s wet. I actually couldn’t get home on Tuesday night. I was at work until 9 or so, so it was dark when I drove home over those winding rural roads. I was pretty close to my house when I got stuck. The road just kind of ended. Where there should have been pavement, there was water. Three or four feet of water. I swear, it was more like a pier than a road. I got out of my car with my trusty Maglight (it comes in so handy!) and looked both ways on the road, but I could see no paved surface. Just water water, as far as I could see–which, granted, wasn’t very far. It was dark, pouring, and foggy. I sat in my car for a bit, mostly in denial. I really wanted to go home. But as I didn’t really see myself becoming a headline in the local paper (Knitting Grad Student Swept Away in Flood! Really, What Was She Thinking?), I managed a three-point turn on the scant strip of exposed gravel and headed back into town. My poor MIL. She got a slightly hysterical call at 10 pm. Of course she was wonderful and said yes of course I could stay there! And was there anything she could do? She’s the bee’s knees, my MIL. I was slightly hysterical since I couldn’t get a hold of the blub, who was asleep. He’s a really really heavy sleeper. Also, there was a huge puddle of water on the passenger side floor of my car because it was leaking, and also my headlights kept dimming. It was…disconcerting. And then, when I got to my in-laws’ house, I realized I didn’t even have any knitting with me! Not a good night, all in all. But everything’s okay now, except kind of a funny smell from the floor of my car. I need to get it cleaned.
Okay. Enough babble. It’s Friday. Here’s what I’ve been
Listening to. Don’t dreeeeeem it’s over! Love that song.
So this Sunday is Easter, and the blub’s brother and his kids are coming for a visit. We’re going to dye Easter eggs on Saturday! Squee! It’ll be so much fun. And also since it’s Easter, I have to post my favorite chocolate bunny cartoon, from Signs of the Times.
Hee! Have a good weekend, everybody.