Ahh… spring in the south, flowers, light breezes, going without a coat for the first time in months… then… after a few pleasantly warm days the trees burst out and spewed pollen on everything. But Nature is sneaky. It’s going to rain all weekend. Which means I may not have to wash all the green dust off my car just yet.
Then again, it’s not just a little spring rain. No, this is the full fledged, gully washer, take no prisoners rain. The monsoons are here, head for higher ground. Last night the water rushing along the curb outside was up to the axle of my car. I worked 2 hours longer than I intended to yesterday because I didn’t want to drive home until there was a chance I could make it all the way without having to pull over until:
A. I could see the road
B. The other drivers could see me.
C. I wasn’t likely to encounter water too deep to drive through- like the bridge near the golf course where no matter how many times they “improve” things it is still underwater when it rains.
Later, as I lay sleeping, I was jolted awake by a crack of thunder and a flash of lightning that was so loud and so bright I thought it had hit the building. The cat next to me jumped straight up in to the air and made a noise as if she had been struck. The other cat came running into the bedroom, full speed, jumped on the bed and huddled next to me shaking. I spent the rest of the night with a cat pushing against me on either side.
It’s touching to know they have such faith in me- even if it is a bit misplaced. Really, girls, what do think I can do about the lightning? It’s not likely I could save myself.
I finished my beret and it is a lovely thing. I found the pattern to be very well written and easy to follow as well as being interesting enough to hold my interest.
Not so much my next project: Adia. There isn’t a chart, just written instructions. I cast on and started it 3 times last night. I kept having the same problem. Not enough stitches at the end of row 1, too many at the end of row 2. I, of course, assumed the problem was knitter error so I decided to make my own chart in an effort to see what I was doing wrong. I got 4 rows along and behold, there seems to be a error in the 1st 2 rows of the pattern. I’m going to chart out the entire repeat and see if I can fix it before I start again.