The news said it was going to be cold so I wore my WINTER winter coat (aside: how many coat/jacket levels is too many? I have 5 coat levels, not counting sweaters-as-coats, and I'm probably going to buy an even warmer coat now that I'm commuting. Part of me feels crazy, part of me is impressed I actually have more than one coat!) and I was still FROZEN by the time I walked the 6 blocks to work this morning. It seems like the city is always a few degrees different than the suburbs somehow, and there are such wind tunnels between the buildings!
And with the end of our too-short fall comes the perfect season for knitting. The only problem I have with this is that my work is over-heated to such a degree, that I have to wear a t-shirt! I show up every day, take off my coat, and then take off my sweater. We don't have our own thermostat and are therefore completely powerless to make it cooler in there (other than pathetic attempts to circulate cold air by propping the door open). Normally I would rather be hot than cold, no question about it, but if it's too hot to wear sweaters? In WINTER? I'm a knitter!!! My sweaters are, to be only a little over-dramatic, my life! What's a girl to do?
Why, knit lighter sweaters, of course!
Like I need another knitting project.
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November 16, 2004
I have another question on that diagonal garter stitch scarf you posted about on October 5. To create it, do you just decrease one stitch on one end and increase a stitch on the other end of each row?
I would love to make myself a scarf like that and would be interested in knowing how you did it.