Glorious, Glorious Drizzle

I am absolutely delighted to announce that after several days of tantalizing, unmet promises from weatherpersons, we have rain. Nothing heavy, but a grey sky with scattered drops of water falling from it. I absolutely love rain!

Not surprisingly, Sparky does not share my enthusiasm. Rain?, he asks, casting a bitter glance my way. You know what that means, don’t you? Kittens don’t like rain. We get bored, bored, bored. And when we are bored, we turn into fierce (albeit mopey: my addition, not his) predators who must defend the house from—YARN!

Guess who found an $18 skein of Curious Creek mohair blend (Etosha in the Autumn in New England coloway) while mom was in the tub this morning? He’d moved on and was just starting to try to untie the knot on the bag of Malabrigo, when I spotted him. Lucky for me, the Malabrigo was untouched, and a bit more fuzziness isn’t going to destroy mohair.

I am delighted to announce that I have remembered to bring meeting knitting today for my Wednesday Committee on Educational Policy meeting. Whoo-hoo! No idle hands on my watch! I also have sincere hopes of getting version two of the Wrapped in Comfort shawl cast on this evening.

By the way, have you seen the great hat patterns Thea has come up with over on Baby Cocktails and Knitting? I expect to be knitting a Cabled of my own very soon.

October 10 2007 08:15 am | Cats

2 Responses to “Glorious, Glorious Drizzle”

  1. Laura on 11 Oct 2007 at 4:02 pm #

    I thought I was the only person who loved rain! I love to cuddle up with an afghan and a cat or two, drink tea and work on my knitting while I listen to the rain, or even better – a thunderstorm! Of course, my son is a perfect dream and quietly plays with his toys during this time, the laundry automatically does itself,……..

  2. clarabelle on 11 Oct 2007 at 10:49 pm #

    Glad you’re enjoying the rain! You can have some of ours anytime!

    Re: walking tours along Hadrian’s Wall vs walking in the Lake District. Quite a bit of Hadrian’s Wall doesn’t exist anymore, other than mounds of rubble or the route where it ran. It’s also a cross-country walk, which is quite a marathon! Quite a lot of ‘milestations’ still exist though, which were where the troops had their lookouts. In my opinion, the Lake District is better as a base for walking per se; beautiful scenery and opportunities for shorter/circular walks, depending on what you want. Perhaps you could visit parts of the preserved Wall on a day out?

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