It's kind of ironic that my last blog post was a poll asking about knitting in a dark place, because since Tuesday afternoon I've been in a dark place, namely my house, where the power went out after a major ice storm.
We didn't have it too badly; our family and animals were all safe and we have a gas fireplace for warmth (and there are still at least 100,000 people in my area without power), but I of course wasn't able to access the Internet or do much work of any kind while the power was down.
What I could do a lot of was knit. I worked up several swatches for yarn reviews (stay tuned for those later today and tomorrow) and did a lot of work on the Garter Stitch sweater pictured above. It's completely simple, perfect for knitting in the dark, but it should make a nice first sweater project, too, for people who are wary of the seeming complexity of sweaters. Look for that to be done in the coming weeks.
Isn't it great to have a hobby you really can do anywhere?