It was a dark and rainy day

But it didn’t start out that way.

This morning, after I had gotten my son to school, eaten breakfast, and walked the dog, the weather was glorious, with nary a hint of the clouds that would gather and the downpour that would later come.

Could (I wondered) all of the weather forecasters be mistaken?

It turns out no, they could not.

So while I able to get this photo of the two sides of the large Oreo cookie inspired pet mat for my neighbor’s dog Oreo this morning when the sun was still out in full force:

crochet pet mat
Where my crochet day began

Along with this photo that details the size:

large crochet circle
A thirty-two round crochet circle

By mid-afternoon, when I was tired of crocheting stitch after stitch in the same dark neutral color and wanted to switch to working on the six-petal flower shawl, the sunny day had given way to the weather forecasters predictions. The sunshine had turned into a dark and rainy day, and it was very wet outside and because of the formidable cloud cover, there was little light left to come streaming through windows:

six petal crochet flowers join as you go shawl
I ready the yarn for another row of flowers

Then, realizing from the numerous flood alerts that I got via my cellphone that the light today would not be getting any better than it was at that very moment, I got this photo of the two sides of the Oreo pet mat to be:

Where my crochet work ended on a dark and rainy day
Where my crochet work ended on a dark and rainy day

By the time I get up tomorrow morning, the skies will have begun to clear, what is left of the rain should be more of a drizzle rather than the fierce torrents that were unleashed today, and I will continue my crochet adventure, one stitch at a time.