More snow being dumped in these parts, though for tomorrow they are predicting rain, which I like less. The ice dams are glistening in the sun right now, causing all kinds of worry about leakage through the walls and ceilings. Absent extension tools, there can be no removal, so I will try not to worry. Worrying about something I am otherwise going to ignore is a waste of time.
Over the winter break, I assembled various half-finished knitting projects, with the idea that I’d stitch them together into a blanket. If it worked, it would be a nice way to finish a bunch of un-done things all at once and create a functional object while I was at it. I struggled along for a few weeks. Then, in a fit of rejection, I bagged the collection of scraps and half-finished blanket and donated the whole mess to charity. What a relief! I hated how the colors looked together. The stitches connecting the patches were awful-looking. And, as it turned out, some of the wool was so scratchy that I hated having it on my lap – so I would not have enjoyed it as a blanket! I have no doubt that someone somewhere might find charm and challenge in the mess and, with better skills than mine, turn it into something worth keeping.