Throughout the weekend, I heard a lot about The Storm That Ate Texas coming our way.
Nashville is blessed with the world’s finest weather twitter, @nashseverewx, where a small team of excellent, amateur meteorologists do things like run a Patreon so they can buy a weather balloon.
As a proud supporter of the Nashville Severe Weather weather balloon, I was chuffed to see it put into action over the weekend.
18z sounding from Percy Warner. Our weather balloon project. Funded by you thru Patreon. Temps very cold at the surface, well above freezing from about 1,200 feet to 3,700 feet up, then back steadily colder and below freezing over 3,700 feet. This helps improve forecast quality. pic.twitter.com/KdmCIv4BBf
— NashSevereWx (@NashSevereWx) February 14, 2021
See all those varied temperatures? It explains why Nashville was on the edge of this storm. What would we get? Sleet, freezing rain, freezing fog, snow, black ice, pellets, droplets, flakes, blergh (their term for mixed precip)?
Nashville Severe Weather is happy to provide endless speculation on this stuff. And their 191,000 followers are totally there for it.
How does this relate to knitting?
It 100% relates to knitting, because this forecast sent me looking for the warmest, chunkiest, blizzard-appropriate project I could find. I made a beeline into Stash Zone B, aka my closet. What did I find?
A half-finished Brambleberry Cowl.
This was a massive score.
I got back into the rhythm of the brambleberries, a knit-3-into-1 situation, then knit 3 together.
A quick night’s knitting gave me:
Exactly the gigantic snuggler that would get me through the storm. Jen Geigley, I love you all over again and I already love you!
Once again, this is a perfect example of why you should have a ton of knitting projects on the go. If you have enough of them, you can jumpstart pretty much any knitting whim that hits you.
Good luck today to everybody wading through a lot of snow, ice, pellets, freezing fog, rime ice—whatever precipitation you’re dealing with!