We heard a loud crashing noise on Saturday, and looked out to see this:
There's a tractor, baler, and mower under there somewhere. I called the after-hours claims department for the insurance. One of their local offices just got their electricity back yesterday, and I'm sure there are people with much more pressing concerns. We have a roof over our heads, lost power for only two hours Tuesday evening. Today is snow day #6 from this storm. We'll be in school till the 4th of July at this rate. Not really -- at some point the state "forgives" the missed days. There were several days after the storm with temperatures in the 40s and 50s, but there is still a lot of snow/ice on the ground. Nighttime temperatures are in the 20s or below, and today, despite beautiful sunshine, the air temp is 25 degrees F.
Right there in the middle of the picture, I somehow created another stitch. Nothing to do but rip. Fortunately, my felted joins held, and I wound up (!) with a big ball of yarn. It didn't seem to take as long to re-knit as it had taken to knit to that point in the first place. I'm not sure what the wonkiness is in the picture below (left side), but I think it will work itself out in blocking. This is Wenlan Chia's Lacy Chunky Throw (in Classic Elite's Web Letter issue 63). I am using Classic Elite Waterspun Weekend, a now-discontinued yarn I originally bought to make a sweater from Vogue Knitting several years ago. I can't find the issue with the pattern right now. The sweater wasn't flattering, so I have been looking for a project for this yarn ever since I ripped the sweater out. My throw is 84 stitches wide instead of 76, which will make it about 60" wide. I have lots of yarn. I'm just going to knit till I run out of yarn.