Though we live in a shoreline town, we were thankfully not in the evacuation zone for Hurricane Sandy, and our basement stayed dry. We did lose half of a V-shaped tree at the end of our driveway.
It was uncomfortable living without power, heat, and water (we have a well) for a week, but compared to the destruction in other places, we consider ourselves very fortunate. NY and NJ are still suffering from the damage.
I'm working on a secret knitting project, so unfortunately I can't share any photos of that. Instead, I'll show you what I hope to work on once the secret project is done.
I bought this yarn and pattern pre-blog when we were on vacation in Cape Cod one summer. It's a simple ribbed turtleneck, and dark green is supposed to be one of the popular colors this fall and winter, along with burgundy. The pattern (I want to make the dark green sweater on the lower right) calls for a separate front and back, but I don't see any reason why I can't knit it in the round up to the armholes.
The Knitty surprises are out, and I love the crescent shawl Beithe. I have some special hand-dyed yarn that I'm hoping will work with the pattern. I also want to find a cowl pattern that will work for the sportweight hand-dyed yarn in the photo below. I don't know if it will pool, so a textured pattern might be best. If you have any suggestions, please let me know!
What are your weekend plans? Will you be getting ready for Thanksgiving? What knitting projects are you working on?