Feb 4, 2010

Fluid Situtation

The forecast seems to get worse and worse. Now they're predicting upwards of 12 inches of snow for us this weekend. It's becoming very obvious that we're not going anywhere at all this weekend.

As if that wasn't enough, we learned something this week. A dying DVR behaves a whole lot like a satellite with poor reception. Who knew! Over the past months we've had bits of weirdness but we attributed it to the signal. Early this week our DVR started making weird noises and now it's completely dead. Do you know what that does to our television viewing? It's really not pretty.

They're coming out to install the new DVR and the new dish it requires in Friday morning. The snow is supposed to arrive about mid-day. I have a really bad feeling about this. Something tells me that we may suffer through this storm at home with no DVR.

Happily there is good news in the world of knit. I stared this Bitterroot on Sunday and it's flying on my needles. I'm nearly finished with chart "C" which means that it's decision time. Shawlette or full sized shawl. I'm thinking the latter. Clearly I'll have plenty of time to work on it this weekend.

Bitterroot

Possibly the best part of this project is the yarn - Elann Baby Silk in Gentle Violet. I adore the color (as will the recipient) and it feels glorious. Best of all it was stash yarn. Go me! Three cheers for shrinking the stash. This yarn had been in there since March 2005!

I think that I deserve a reward for all these stash busting projects. Perhaps Elann has something fun to offer.

3 comments:

Carole Knits said...

Bummer about the DVR! I hope they get there before the snow does. So what are you missing out on this weekend anyway?

Sarah said...

I'm glad you have such lovely lace to help you through the disappointments and frustrations.

Julie said...

I really hope they got there in time to install your new DVR; a weekend storm with no DVR would not be good (not that a weekend storm with DVR is good).