This high rise will, eventually, block some of my view --and if this causes delays, well all the better.
Long Island (Queens and Brooklyn are located on Long Island but not part of it.. Local politics trumps geography) is often described as a giant sand bar. And to some degree it is. (Actually it is made from parts of 2 terminal moraines) and the north side of the island (LI sound side) is hilly (home to places like Huntington Hills, Little Neck Hills, Rosalyn Heights, )--some of those hills extend into the north end of Brooklyn, (ie Brooklyn Heights) the south side (Atlantic side) is much flatter (and has places called the flatlands, Meadowbrook, and Jamaica plains.)
I live on the North side, and flooding is pretty uncommon. But much of the south side of LI, be it Brooklyn, Queens or any of the many towns and villages along the south shore right out to the tip of Long Island do flood. High tides, storm surge, and run combine to leave them inches (if not feet!) under water. (NJ is flatter still in the NY metro area, and it has worse floods) --even part of Manhattan floods (mostly “ring roads” on the shore, but..)
Thankfully, I am high (14 stories up!) and dry, and haven’t had any power disruptions.
I have been knitting.
I still like the “neat” stripes of garter ridges better than the 2 toned ridges, but even they look pretty good.
To give myself a break from those huge needles and stiff yarn, I actually got back to work on the socks I started in December. I just don’t have much love for them. You’d think I would the yarn is a dreamy soft Koigu, and the color way is soft blues, with some lilac’s and greens.. But…
And then late one night back in December, I made a mistake in the lace patterns, so I knew I would have to had to frog back a few rows before continuing.. and that brought progress on the socks to a complete halt.
So, finally, I did it-- I frog, and restarted them.. I made the heel flap, turned the heel, picked up the gusset stitches, and an now working on bringing the stitch count back.
An inch or so of progress if you measure on the instep.
There will be pictures at some point.. there was a picture posted, but I can't find it! (see previous post about lack of organization!)
I-cord cast on, I-cord selvage, and I-cord bind off-- a neat edge on all 4 sides
The rest are in the wash, waiting from me to do laundry.