The other day Deb mentioned in her blog that she felt like knitting something with cables. She even mentioned my cable mittens and Brooklyn Tweed's Almeara gloves (also in this issue of Vogue Knitting) in the same sentence. Though flattering, now, that was a stretch. If you have not heard of him, go check out his blog. His knitting and photography are always inspiring.
So, I pulled out this UFO filled with cables and am excited to return to it. That left edge is secured when completed. It's an extremely difficult and time-consuming pattern. I have written each row on a color-coded index card as the repeats are not the same number of rows alongside of each other. This is what it will look like. When I started this project, and we won't mention when that was, I would bring my lawn chair and park myself by beautiful Lake Champlain on a mild summer day. As I write this, we are getting 12 inches of snow.
I live 5 1/2 miles from work and it took 1 hr. and 45 minutes to get home tonight. I am content to stay indoors where it is warm.
More good news tonight, actually....great news! The local TV station announced that Vermont will be getting a fair amount more in $$$ from the stimulus package that is expected to be signed as early as this evening and those deep budget cuts, involving job losses, cuts in prescription subsidies for the elderly and much more will not happen for my state. There is enough money for the next two years with careful planning for the future. For many years, Vermont was one of the few states with a balanced budget. We will be fine.