10 July 2020

Sitting in the Dark

Well, here I am sitting in the dark, even though it's daytime and we have lights on.  Tropical Storm Fay is visiting today, so it's really really really dark outside, and you have the sense of being in a cave.  I'm just glad to be inside and dry at this point.

I just finished a two-hour webinar for work about White Supremacy and to be honest, I don't think I'll do much for the rest of the day.  It was exhausting both physically and emotionally, plus given how this week has gone, I was tired even before we started.  I used to not mind webinars/Zoom/online meetings, but now that they are the norm, I find them difficult, and my eyes start to bother me at some point.  I'm sure others are feeling some kinds of effects as well.

Thank you for the compliments on my in-progress KAL shawl from yesterday's post.  Clue #3 arrived yesterday, and it includes Star Stitch, which will be a new one for me.  Not today though, since I know my concentration wouldn't be on point.  Besides the shawl, I'm working on the second sock of this pair:

I started these for myself in December of last year, but only got the first sock done with everything else happening.  So I decided to put it away and work on the second sock during Christmas in July.  Which works out really well, but if you don't pay attention to what you did on the first one, you can get well into the second one, realize you did something different, and have to rip back quite a bit.  It's all good though, since I am now beyond where I was when I had to rip.  

Speaking of Christmas in July, if you want to be included in this week's giveaway, remember to comment on this post before 11:59 p.m. this coming Sunday.  I'll announce the winner on Monday.

I hope wherever you are, you're having a decent Friday, even if it's dark and stormy.  I have no specific weekend plans, but I'm sure I'll find something I want to do, and if I'm lucky it may even be something beneficial, like cleaning out a closet.  (Don't hold your breath on that one, though.)  Have a good weekend, and please please please if you leave your house, wear a mask!  And if Tropical Storm Fay is visiting you also, I hope you can stay dry.  💧🌧⛈☔


Dee said...

Pretty rainy over here too. Lots of puddles in the roads making driving like a slalom race.

Vera said...

Yep - plenty of rain, but we needed it. I've enjoyed hearing the rain.

Araignee said...

Fay flew right by us and I was so disappointed. I could have used a nice, dark rainy day but no. Hot, sunny and muggy as all get out as usual. The only thing Fay gave us was a very angry Bay. We had to laugh at the one single crab boat that went out today that was rocking and a rolling. I got sea sick just looking at it.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

We are finally getting some rain tonight, and it's supposed to rain all day tomorrow. I really hope it does. We need it so bad!

Hope the storm isn't too bad for your area. Love the sock!

Nance said...

Nice looking sock. I do wish my Knitting Desire would come back. I'll keep trying.

We need rain desperately in NEO, but we keep getting brief sprinkles only. Perhaps I'll get out my Sharpie and modify Fay's path. ;-)

kathy b said...

I think I left you out the other night when I was doing my one on one checks on myblog. Im so sorry. .I love Your blog you know! I knew I'd leave somebody out. Turns out I left 3 of you out.
I love your socks . Everytime you say Christmas in July I freak a bit. Stay safe. If you have to play AMISH with no electric, I hope you have enough light to get in some knitting

Jeannie Gray Knits said...

Hope you stayed safe throughout the storm. Thankfully it skipped past us, although we did have some crazy looking clouds spiraling past. Glad you have some simple knitting to keep you occupied.

karen said...

it's a beautiful sock and I bet you will have a pair in no time at all. We had some overcast moments and some rain but overall, it was okay over here.