Well, the ice storm is almost just a memory, and thankfully we didn't suffer any damage or power outage. A few limbs came down in our yard, but the saddest thing was the loss of my neighbor's crabapple tree. This little tree has been a favorite of mine since we moved in almost 21 years ago. Lovely with pink and white blossoms in the spring, and fragrant with little apples in the fall, I will miss it very much. The poor thing just snapped off at the base under the weight of all the ice. Of course, it didn't help that my neighbors never pruned or otherwise tended it, but we were lucky that it was only this small tree that fell, and not one of the 100 ft. pines!
A side benefit of the storm, which produced a lot of icy roads and numerous accidents, was an abundance of knitting time, resulting in two finished items. First, the lovely Clapotis!
I used Artyarns Supermerino, and it is definately soft and drapey. I think it will be most useful as a wrap, as it is a bit bulky for a scarf, but I like it either way.
The next item was a very fast scarf. Made from Artful Yarns "Shakespeare," a very loosely spun 100% wool. (And why is it so many yarn companies have such similar names? I mean, if I were a yarn vendor, I'd want a name that would stand out from the crowd, and not be confused with something else.) Anyway, the eyelet pattern was on the yarn label, and produced a scarf that is soft, light, and warm.
My next project is sitting by my chair - Two Old Bags "Lucy Bag." She'll be done in a soft heathery cornflower blue. The weatherman is threatening more ice on Thursday, which as you can tell is both a bad thing and a good thing! I leave you with a message seen in the crawl at the bottom of the tv screen announcing school/business/event closings due to the ice storm.
Spring in Atlanta Postposed Until Sunday 3PM
That's good to know.