The insomnia continued for a few more nights, but last night I slept pretty well eve though we had a bit of a storm. It was possible we would get snow (yay!) and ice (boo) but it turned out just to be a lot of rain--an inch yesterday and another inch and a quarter by 4am today. It seems to have stopped out--and it's warm---so I guess our snow is no longer an issue. But I was hopeful!
Comet was ready, with her new jacket and her laser beam eyes.
The insomnia limited my knitting--I just couldn't do it, it seemed, when I was awake--but I do have a few things to show you.
The 'Secret Handshake' cowl is coming along--it's a bit hard to see the pattern because I'm not changing colors, and the pattern is just a mere suggestion to me. I really like this yarn (Zauberball Crazy) and so I'm just knitting along til I'm done.
I'm creating my own hat pattern for a slouchy hat using Lambs Pride yarn. It will have a Saxon Cable wide brim, and then I'll pick up stitches for the slouchy part. The saxon cable and this yarn unfortunately don't photograph well, but here is what we have so far:
We finished watching "The Pack" last night and it's cute---it's "The Amazing Race" with dogs. I was happy with the winner. We also have started watching "Father Brown" which is a very, very cozy mystery.
I've done a bit of work on getting one of my 'retirement' projects going: and that is writing cozy mysteries! I've been reading A LOT of them (if you look at my reading record you'll see, and I'll recap those sometime this month) and I think I have a good (and marketable) idea. Two top areas for cozies are 'craft' cozies and 'animal' cozies. So my idea is to have cozies set on an alpaca farm. There may be some on sheep farms? I'm not sure. There are a lot of craft cozies and I think I can blend the two to have some fun stories. I have my central characters starting to get fleshed out, and I have a list of possible storylines, so I'm feeling hopeful.
Given my cozy excitement, and my horrible winter term class, retirement can't get here soon enough. I only have four weeks til the end of this term (and then, one more term, ten more weeks!) and I can't wait til the end.
I'm not sure what's up for the weekend--we planned on hunkering down in the storm but we may have dodged that storm bullet--I can see some blue sky outside but tere's a lot of wind. We'll see! Have a good weekend!