Friday, July 12, 2013

Trying something new

I'm guessing it was on the news enough lately, but just in case anyone wasn't aware, Toronto experienced a big rainstorm on Monday that resulted in widespread flooding. A GO train was flooded and passengers had to be rescued, and some people even abandoned their cars when they becane submerged in water. The Don River crested, and flooded out the DVP. All in all, pretty spectacular stuff.

Thanks to all that flooding, we lost power for just about 2 days. Not the most fun I've ever had, particularly in some of the hottest, humidest weather we've had in a while. I'll spare you all the details, but let's just say that it's hard to explain something like that to a 3yr old who just wants some milk to drink and some light to read by (or fend off whatever gremlins he thinks are lurking in the dark).

This resulted in me eventually seeking refuge at Jamie's aunt's place so that Nathan and I wouldn't have to hang out in crowded coffee shops hoping for some AC and working outlets. Thanks to that respite, I was able to start some socks using a technique that I've long been interested in trying - two at a time socks on circular needles. So far so good. I'm enjoying the color, and while I could probably do with longer circulars, it's not a super difficult technique to get the hang of. Not sure how long it'll take to finish, but at least I'll have a pair instead of a lonely single.


Adrienne said...

Yuck, no power for 2 days? I'm glad you didn't experience any flooding to your house though. My parents got off super-lightly, they only lost power for a few hours (my mom didn't even know about the crazy flooding until later).

I've never tried knitting 2 socks at a time, or using circular needles even. I guess I'm stuck in my old dnp-using ways. The yarn you are using is super pretty. Do you experience any tangling with the 2 skeins of yarn?

Karen said...

I'm surprised your parents lost power at all. I didn't think the outage went that far east.

As for tangling, it's not to bad as long as I am aware of how I turn my work as I'm knitting. I check it every once in a while and unwind things if need be.

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Adrienne said...

That's good to know. Right now I already get a lot of twisting/kinking in the yarn when I knit socks, I don't know why that is but I think it started after I started using yarn-wound-on-a-ball-winder. So I am a little afraid of what might happen if I had TWO skeins of yarn. ;)