How lovely the male Cardinals look in mid-winter.
This guy rested in our bushes for a good long while yesterday. He must have known wild weather was coming...
I used up some yarn to make another cowl for Fireman. He rides his bike to work even in winter. I had other plans for this knit up but It ended up being a perfect tightly fitting cowl. It is just a striped garter tube of 14 inches doubled over on its self for thickness and warmth.
I cast on 68 stitches (worsted weight) and knit back and forth on (8) straights for 14 inches. I left the live stitches on one needle and used a crochet hook to pick up the other side because I hadn't anticpated the need for a 3 needle bind off at the get-go. Otherwise I would have used a provisional cast on at the beginning of this neck/face warmer.
Then I worked the 3 needle bind off. I simply folded the 14 inch tube over on itself and VOila!
With our snow headed to the East Coast, I pray the first responders have a quiet night of it. Fireman tells me that even a 10 ton FireEngine slides on ice and it is a nightmare.
During our big snowstorm 2 years ago, Fireman was on duty.
So was Al. Fireman had to drive the ambulance to a local hospital with a heart attack patient in the back, during zero visibility. He said there was a time when he wasn't sure where they were.
But they got there. It wasn't until the ride back to the Firehouse that the ambulance got stuck.
I think they have a stressful job in the best of conditions.....
God Bless Them all out East tomorrow.
and for those of you old enough to remember
Hill Street Blues,
:Lets be Careful Out There.....