the view from the window - gray, gray, & more gray
well, we got some weather last night. there was a weather alert issued yesterday evening for gale force winds, and boy, were they right. what seemed like half the tiles on our roof came loose, and banged & clattered their way through the night, right above our bedroom. not exactly conducive to a good night's sleep, and i eventually passed out about 6am from sheer exhaustion. luckily, i don't need to be anywhere today (unlike the poor RSA, who had to take a two hour bus trip to work instead of the normal 45 minute train ride, as the trains aren't running because of the weather). so after a trudge round the park with the pup this morning, through driving rain/hail/sleet and wind so strong it blew us both sideways, here's how the rest of my day looks:
wearing cozy pajamas, and the snuggliest knitted socks i own;
toe-up socks knitted from my own handspun, spun from crown mountain farms "sock hop" roving, colourway "secret agent man"
curling up on my big armchair wrapped in a blanket, drinking coffee & eating cakes;
chocolate eclair provided by blogless lisa, a member of my local knit group, who works at a bakery & brings free end-of-the-day cakes to our meetups!!
watching bad daytime tv or listening to audiobooks while knitting away at something comforting & relatively mindless;
the "january" sweater, a swing coat in rowan yorkshire tweed chunky
and perhaps, if i'm feeling ambitious, copying the other residents of the household, and cuddling up for a nap.