As I sit here saving energy and freezing my hienie off, I wonder is it cold in Hell today too? I shall check the weather and promptly report...
Well, weather.com apparently does not believe in Hell, they won't give me a weather report. I know there is a Hell, Michigan. They also have a Damnation University there. Huh, the mystery deepens...get it.
Ok, I went to Wikipedia, they know about everything, and they told me about Hell, and it is in fact colder in Hell, than it is here.
Knitted Door Draft
Knit a really long sweater sleeve in the round, your choice of yarn and color-see Elizabeth Zimmermann for inspiration, she's a God. Stuff with, rice, polyfil, cherry pits, anything you've got lying around. Sew up ends. Put by door. Save money, the environment and maybe the world.
So, saving energy. What can you do? Although my pattern for a knitted Door Draft may have been a bit snarky, it really works. You know you have yarn either left over from a project, or something you just won't use, but hate to get rid of. Knit it up, fill it up and block those drafts.
Just make sure you use needles a bit smaller than the recommended to get a nice tight fabric.
What else can you do to save energy, knit, and stay warm? Well, don't knit socks, they aren't big enough to keep you warm!
Now is the time to switch over to large projects. Like, say, an Ogre sweater. If I were to knit a sweater for a 25 stone Ogre, I would have two afghans worth of knitting on my lap and could turn the furnace down 5 degrees.
I think there is some sort of knitting to energy savings conversion chart I need to develop in that.