Friday, July 20, 2012

Pondering Sweaters

I've been thinking a lot about sweaters lately.  There's the sweater I'm working on, and a recently finished booth sample sweater.

Vodka Lemonade.

This is a wonderfully versatile sweater that includes a seed stitch collar and trim.  

And there's a touch of lace along the bottom with this motif.  The yarn is Dirty Water DyeWorks Edna, colorway Celery.  Edna is a Polwarth wool / silk blend and makes a wonderful sweater.  I'm already considering other sweater patterns for Edna.  When we're in the middle of summer, sweater weather seems so far away but it will be here soon.

As it so happens Allyson from Holla Knits is using Edna in the same colorway.  Keep an eye on her blog for another fun design.

Mother Nature brought a bit of excitement to our neighborhood the other day.

A microburst moved through the area and uprooted numerous trees along the way.  This one landed on the corner of our house. Surprisingly there wasn't any damage to the house.

Streets were closed to traffic and cleanup crews worked through the night.

In the morning a big crane moved into action.

The crew got busy.

First they cut the tree into smaller pieces.

Then they lifted the pieces away from the side of the house with a cable and hooks on the end of the crane.  The whole process took half an hour or less.  When they were finished with our tree, they moved down the street to the next house.  All of the streets are open again, but the cleanup process continues.  

The storm provided my color inspiration for the week - shades ranging from brown to tan.

Freshly cut.

1 comment:

Taos Sunflower said...

WOW. That must have been startling, to say the least. I'm sure happy to hear your home was untouched.