The Orphan Foundation of America Red Scarf Project is wrapping up in the next month. The deadline on the OFA is December 15 (two more days!) but the Ravelry group lists in bold letters that the deadline has been extended until the first week of January.
I am going with the extended deadline, otherwise there is no hope for me.
I am making a moss stitch scarf in a heathery burgundy shade of Patons Classic Wool. This is actually a picture from October – the scarf is now about a foot and a half long. I had hoped to make more than one scarf but so far this looks to be it, even with the extended deadline. Too many chilly heads and hands and feet in my house need attention also (I am on fire to knit myself seventeen different hats and five cowls). I might churn out a garter stitch red scarf if fancy strikes me after Christmas, which is also after my last work deadline for a while. I know, I KNOW a real vacation at the end of the year for once.
To my surprise, all schools in our county were cancelled today. The snowfall yesterday was not tremendous compared to what we have seen (4-6 inches in our neighborhood) but the temperature dropped quickly in the past 48 hours to just above zero degrees F (-10 windchill). Sadly, we still had to pry ourselves out of the house to go to the dentist today. Dentists don’t have snow days, far as I can tell.
Neither do stay-at-home parents. Or freelancers.
Back to working on my hat (Lisa’s Beret in Yarns of Distinction Licorice Twist “Meadow”). Toddlers don’t sleep for long and tomorrow morning will be a bitter walk to school in the morning. Maybe I should drive. For my daughter’s sake. Yeah, that’s it.