center square - check!
I finished my Center Square last night - what a quick little project to learn some stranding on. I really like how cozy and thick this hat - but gosh, my finger tips hurt a bit - is this from stranding? (or excessive Guitar Hero?) My DD models it - fits her nicely - but I expect it'll just get thrown into the "anybody need a hat?" pile. I have a crate full of outdoor gear that I keep in our closet that comes in handy this time of year - 'nother one for the pile.
I may take ADD Knitter's advice and try the Endpaper Mitts next - I have some extrafine merino in pink and green from a Secret Pal that could be perfect for more stranding experimentation.
I hate to turn this blog into the "weather channel" - but another crummy day in WI. We were supposed to greet at church this morning, so we all piled in the car at 7am - which is pretty amazing already - but we couldn't get to town, the truck was all over the road, glare ice - egads, give me a break. I was thinking the pastor would understand if we didn't risk the kids being stranded and freezing in the waaaay below zero temps - so back home we came in our Sunday best to sit on the couch with dumbfounded faces...what do we do now? So I cleaned the refrigerator - it is really something what you find in there. A couple of Coke Zeros later. I'm ready to wash the floors...stop it, I know you are jealous of my boredom inspired motivation.
I did finish another book Me & Emma by Elizabeth Flock, pretty good book with a bizarre little surprise at the end. The book tells a tragic story of a little girl and her sister, Emma. The setting is in the South but it seems like Walton's Mountain with all the "caint" as in can't - the improper language seem to emphasize the poor socio-economics of this family - rampant with abuse, alcoholism, depression and survival.