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Friday, January 23, 2009

Back in the Deepfreeze

Our warmer weather has left us and we are in the deepfreeze again, a couple of nights ago we had a bad wind in the night and it came from the north where we usually do not get a lot of wind so the windfence could not help us and now have shingles missing off the house on that side and the garage. It sounded like the roof was going at times, funny how some flapping shingles can sound so loud. No snow blew as it is covered in a layer of ice, thank-goodness. now I just looked at the temperature and it says it is twenty-nine below. Number one son was planning on coming out tomorrow morning to fix the computer, please let the weather be reasonable, trying to keep this computer going is really tiring, as it is behaving right now I will try to get a post sent.
I have been busy knitting the hats that I had orders for, have the two adult hats knit and delivered and now am working on the kids hats, have eight of them to do and have finished four and working on the fifth, my brain is getting tired of knitting the same thing over and over again, today I had the hat half finished when I noticed one of the llamas had three legs so had to rip it back, how could I have missed that?? The stitches are so crowded on the round needle it is hard to see the pattern but you would have thought I would have noticed a mistake like that. So ripped it back and rolled up the yarn and thought I would leave it until morning but when I was waiting for supper to finish cooking I got it back out and started knitting and have got it knit up to where I had to rip back, should be able to finish it tomorrow. Then got back to the alpaca fibre sorting to take to the mill, remember the fibre I could not find........I had already sorted it last fall right after it was sheared and it was bagged ready to I losing it or what!! I think everything is ready to go now so hope some warm weather shows up so we can take it up, you have to take some back roads to the mill after you leave the main road and sometimes they are not great. My sister Jeannie has been in Mexico for almost a month soaking up the sun and asking all the pigeons if they have seen Charlotte, if it does not warm up by the time they come off the plane they will get a shock I tell you!!
The llamas and alpacas were so happy when the weather was warmer and they could get out to pasture, took a picture of Emerson Rose looking pretty perky. Well so far so good, computer has not dumped me yet so better not press my luck, better get the post sent, hopefully weather will co-operate and it will be all fixed tomorrow!!


Anonymous said...

Emerson Rose looks so cute :) fingers crossed your son gets everything fixed tomorrow, and that you get some warmth soon. We had rain here the other night and I swear the leaves on the trees have started their Autumn change - although really we still have a month of Summer left! - could Autumn be coming early!! i hope not.

take care & stay warm :)

Shelley's Garden said...

The cold spell's a bit of a shock after the chinook, isn't it? Hope your son can help soon with the computer. Similar to your knitting, I seem to be doing a lot of ripping out on my red dress! Hope you're sister meets up with Charlotte.

Val said...

What a cold winter. I know what you mean about the animals loving the break in the weather. My ducks had a swim one day out in the sun, and the next day locked inside again. They just don't understand why they can't go out every day!
Keep warm!