I love knitting when it is raining outside. It just seems so comforting to be snuggled on the couch with a cup of hot tea and a pile of knitting. Most of the time I end up with a cat, or possibly the dog, sitting on the couch behind me.
Today was just such a day . . .or at least it started out that way.
It rained pretty good until a little after noon and then the sun came out. To counteract this change in weather, I simply closed the blinds and pretended that the rain was still coming down. I have a lot of knitting left to do on my windowpane coat for NaKniSweMo. I'm very far behind, but I am not giving up.
I've finished the back and the left front pieces and I've now started the right front. In total, I've only knit about 19,500 stitches. I really thought I would have a higher stitch count at this point. Maybe that is more due to the stiffness in my wrists than to the size of the garment. It makes it feel like I have knit much more than I have. I'm still getting used to what it feels like to knit with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Alas, it means I have to knit slower and take more breaks than before. Still it feels good to be knitting as frequently as I have been this month.
Tomorrow my breaks from knitting will be consumed by various cleaning chores in prep for Thanksgiving. This will be the first Thanksgiving in our new house. I am looking forward to celebrating with my extended family.
I know one thing I'll be giving thanks for that day . . .rainy day knitting.