I did find time during the week to rip and reknit the scarf, this time in linen stitch. I absolutely love it. The pooling is a thing of the past.
And Biscuit sacked out in his favorite armchair. Note the sleepy look.
No napping for me, though. Today was the first day I was home in daylight without rain since the storm. My husband raked, and I picked up kindling in the yard and piled it with the firewood, then fished tree branches, and then the pool cover out of the pool and re-secured the edges to the deck. No big surprise that the pool cover had come adrift in that wind. I'm just happy it stayed in my yard- it could easily have taken off in the wind and come down somewhere west of the Berkshires.
I also got caught up with housework, laundry and went in to the library to return some books and pick up more, including the latest Mike Shepherd which they were holding for me. I do love my library. It isn't as pretty as the gorgeous historic building in the town where I grew up, but it's large, well stocked, and the staff are terrific. Admittedly I'm predisposed to love any place that is full of books.
For my last trick, I built a nice fire in the woodstove. Biscuit and Cookie have both discovered that the chair in front of the woodstove is a nice warm spot:
(Cookie has a warm spot too, he's asleep on my lap, making it deuced difficult to type.)
Lots to do tomorrow as well- we need more leaf bags, I've got some work work to do, and of course knitting. I'm probably going to be trying to stick mostly to Christmas knitting for a while. My ratio of UFOs to FOs on the holiday list is nowhere near where it should be!