And they went out a LOT earlier than the news stations were reporting this morning. We lost power here (North West New Jersey) at 4:06 pm. Not 8pm. Or 10pm. The bad news is I couldn’t find my headlamp so I could continue knitting on the Lady Sweater. The other bad news (or news-es) is that I couldn’t cook the promised dinner for DS #1, nor could he dry his laundry. There is a flip good news side – we ordered Chinese Take out, lit some candles and played a nice family game of Scrabble. Power was restored near 9pm last night – and I really feel badly for those power company people for having to brave that weather – it was truly horrible – we had one wind gust that we recorded at over 25 mph – DH was out in the pasture in the middle of that one and none too happy about it.
And here is where I am – I was hoping to be a lot further along, but not sorry it – allowed me to spend some nice time with the family.
I’m glad the weather held out long enough for Jeanne and I to make our trip to Why Knot Knit and a belated celebratory lunch for Jeanne’s Birthday. We were really impressed with this cute, little shop. It was Jam packed full of yarn – and the owner was just really nice. We both found some amazing Berroco yarn – which I think will be turning into an Eyelet cardy for me. I am not normally a fan of acrylic in yarns, but this is sooooo soft and it feels amazing – I’m willing to give it a try. It’s defintely not the acrylic I’m used to seeing. The price was amazing too. She had a nice selection of yarns and rovings from a local spinner – I think we’ll definitely be back for another visit.
The weather was getting progressively worse while we were out and I think we made it back just in time. I was able to put in a little time on the cardy before we lost power. And today is bright, crisp and beautiful. We made our annual Fall trip up to a local Orchard for a box of Winesaps, some pumpkins and a few jams and goodies.
Jury Duty starts tomorrow. And not only that – I don’t have to report to court until 12:30 so I also have to go into work first – is this a bum rap or what? Honestly – I don’t mind going in…I just hope I don’t end up being in court later. And they best allow the knitting to be broughten – DH suggested bringing in wood needles and I think that is a good idea. If they take them away from me, I’ll have to request every pencil in the place be put under lock and key at the same time.
Time to get peeling some apples – Apple Crisp has been requested tonight!