Friday, January 18, 2008

The Siberian Express Cometh!

If you live anywhere in the midsection of North America, you'd best pull out all your woolly gear and bundle up, because the frigid cold winds of the Siberian Express are here.

ice on tree budI heard them whistle into Chicago last night as my neighbor's giant wheeled trash cans were tossed about his yard. I heard them in the branches of large trees as they scraped against the side of our glass building. And I thought about the two scarves sitting on my work bench that remain in the WIP pile, and I cried, "Why aren't I a faster knitter?"

Thanks to pain meds, I was able to complete one miserable 32 row repeat of the ZigZag scarf. Hopefully, with some caffeine for fuel and the howling winds at the door, I can make some serious headway. Too bad it's not in time for the deep-freeze. Best advice? Cuddle up with someone warm!

By the way, I can't thank you enough for your enthusiastic support of the efforts of me and my collaborator in design, Rebecca. I also need to give a special shout-out to Monica, who has agreed to be my hands for the finished submission. See, none of us do this alone for which I am most grateful.

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Blogger AmyArtisan said...

Indeed the handknits are in full effect around these parts this weekend. :) As I walked out the door this AM for work I was warmed by 4 handknits - socks, scarf, hat, fetchings over my gloves.

Stay toasty - I'll be in the 'burbs this weekend for a scrapbooking retreat - it's perfect weather for staying indoors & crafting. :)

1/18/2008 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger Susan Pandorf said...

Button up your overcoat,
When the wind is free,
Take good care of yourself,
You belong to me!

Well, if we're cosmic twins, you SORTA do...


1/18/2008 11:31:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh, yeah, the cold is definitely here, too! Brrrr!

1/18/2008 01:25:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Stay warm! I'd cuddle with your kitties if I were you. They are adorable in that photo.

1/18/2008 04:20:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

What a gorgeous picture of the boys! Stay warm and stay safe. :)

1/18/2008 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Clasca said...

Brrrrr, I am glad that express passed this station!

1/19/2008 07:17:00 AM  
Blogger Jess P. said...

Yep, the Siberian Express is blazing it's way across Northern WI too... brrr... Definitely stay inside and stay warm. BTW, I love the swatch from your previous post. I can't wait to see what it turns into!

1/20/2008 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

The wretched cold came here too... Congratulations again, and I can't wait to see the end results. Keep warm, stay healthy, and happy knitting.

1/20/2008 03:25:00 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Argh! I want to crawl in between those two!!

I know, I ordered C a coat from LL Bean on Thursday but it won't get here til tomorrow. Poor timing on my part, but he'll still get plenty of wear out of it!

1/21/2008 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Kniterella said...

It was 2 degrees when we rolled out of there yesterday...brrrrr. We'll wait for another visit until the Spring thaw.

1/21/2008 09:06:00 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

Hope you are staying warm! This time of year always makes me consider moving out of the Chicagoland area, but then once spring hits I don't want to leave!

1/21/2008 09:59:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Ahhh, look at these two sweet babies!

1/22/2008 09:04:00 PM  

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