It’s amazing how much we rely on electricity for our daily activities. I had planned to vacuum the floor this morning so I could lay out the pieces of the new quilt as I cut them – I cut some pieces which had already been ironed, but the rest have to wait until tomorrow.
But the upside was I got stuck into my knitting, sitting in the window so I could see properly. I am doing the cuffs and neckband of a batwing/dolman-sleeve jumper in fine black wool which has taken me months to knit, there being nearly 400 stitches on the needles from wrist to wrist over the shoulders – and all without a proper pattern. I had to work it out as I went, and there were several unpicks and start agains in the early stages until I had the right size.
Yesterday on my way home from the physio (getting my shoulder fixed) and driving through the suburb of Kingston, I had a perfect view of Mt Wellington with a new coat of fresh snow. It was nearly sunset and the snow is in shadow, but you can see what it should have looked like.
We can’t see the mountain from here, but the TV showed how far down the snow was today, with lots of tourists building snowmen and have snowball fights. Rain overnight will melt a lot of it into slush tomorrow.