October 8, 2008
…I just found out I’ll probably be going back to Boston to wrap up some loose ends from our research trip this summer, and give a talk (eek!) at a small meeting in early November. November. In Boston. Crap, y’all, I’ve gotta get knitting! I have an alpaca scarf and hat that are pretty nice, but the hat’s a little thin. I kind of want matching mittens or wrist warmers at least. And probably a new hat. A really, really warm one. And maybe some other cute accessories? Oh, and warm clothes…about that…except for summers in New Mexico and a semester in Italy, I’ve always lived on the Gulf Coast where, uh, it doesn’t actually get cold. Average November high in Boston? 52 degrees F, aka 11 degrees C. I will have to break out my sweaters that normally don’t come out of storage until Christmas! Any warm hat suggestions?
Some small knitting updates: The skewed socks are coming along. I’m past the gusset decreases and onto the foot proper. And more importantly to my morale, past the location of the big rip from a few weeks ago. I also made a scarf. Well, it’s sort of a neck scarf because it’s really short, but it’s the length I wanted, and by being short it was always acceptable bus knitting, which is the only way it got finished! The clapotis is coming along nicely. I have about a foot or so of straight knitting left, then I’ll start the decreases! Unfortunately, I have no pictures of any of these, because I haven’t been around my house much during the day, aka when there is natural light. These silly things called school and research keep getting in the way. But someday soon, there will be photos! Really! I promise! Maybe…