Since school closed early on Friday and has been closed ever since, Sabrina is still with her dad. Even if there is school tomorrow (not lookin' so likely right now), I won't see her 'til next Tuesday since Friday school is closed for a professional development day. So without her cute-ness around, I haven't had much to blog about.
Instead, I have been knitting. And knitting. And knitting. Yesterday I was able to get out of the house and went to my local yarn shop -- which isn't terribly local, but is owned by a friend -- with my knitting to meet a friend. He and I knit for a while, I met his (horrifically ugly, but we won't tell him that) dog, and then when the snow started falling again, I headed for home.
This morning I ventured out to volunteer at a food distribution center. I don't know the technical name (not a food bank, not a soup kitchen, but the level in between), but they prepare food that is then delivered to shelters, and they run a culinary training program. It's a great organization, and with the awful weather, they were in need of some extra manpower. It wasn't so bad getting there this morning, though I missed the subway by all of about 15 seconds and had to wait a full half hour for the next train, but coming back my snot froze. Yes, you read that right. I used the word "snot."
Anyway, I just need to share my progress on the knitting front. I'm making a skirt, and the directions after row 10 are basically "knit, and keep knitting until it's long enough." (There are some rows with increases so it gets a little wider as the skirt gets longer, but that's just details.) And then the last rows are: purl 2 rows, knit 2 rows, purl 3 rows, knit 2 rows, purl 4 rows, done. I'm finally on the purl 3 rows section. The end is in sight!
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