But the way-chilly air is supposed to be back — tomorrow or Thursday, I think. Along with the threat of some more snow.
Last week “swellmom” asked an interesting question in the comments:
I know this is a dumb question, but I’ve never lived in a cold climate. How do you dress for work? I would imagine it is unbearably cold getting to the train, but then are you too warm on the train? When you get to work do you wear your beautiful wool sweaters in the office throughout the work day, or is it necessary to strip down to a lightweight blouse? How about going to a restaurant? What do people do with all their outerwear while dining?
I’ve lived at the beach in southern California all my life. I love hot, bathing suit weather. I can’t imagine temperatures colder than 45 degrees F.
When it’s really cold, I wear a cotton turtleneck with a wool sweater over it. Bundle up with coat, scarf, and gloves to stand outside and wait for the train. Brrrrr! Then as soon as I get on the train, I’m too warm. By the time I get off the train I’m nauseated from being overheated. Then it’s back outside again to walk across the street from the station to my office. Brrrrr!
Well, at least I’m awake by the time I get to work!
Fortunately my office is not terribly overheated. We are in a cubicle environment, and I have one of the few, coveted, window cubicles — one side of my office is a wall of windows. I also have control of the thermostat to radiators that run along the windows (there’s a main heat source as well, that we the office inhabitants can’t control).
I supervise a team that has four members (including me): two men and two women. While Monica and I are always comfortable, the two guys are bundled up with their outerwear jackets on. What babies.
In the past I’ve had overheated offices and I wasn’t able to wear my wool sweaters at all. Or if we have a mild winter, my sweaters stay home.
Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf, Revisited
Yesterday Monica told me that she was wearing the scarf I knitted her for Christmas when she picked up her mom after work one day. Apparently the scarf was a big hit with her mom, who exclaimed over it and loved it, and said it brought back fond memories of her deceased sister, who was an avid knitter.
I love positive feedback.
It makes a great Lucy blankie:
I’m not bored with this yet . . . while the fair isle pattern is relatively simple, it’s fun to knit and entertains me. For I must be entertained at all times!
And at the risk of displaying “excessive cat sentimentality” here is a photo of Lucy being adorable.
There is an online listing of craft blogs that describes my blog thusly: “if you can cope with the excessive cat sentimentality, this is another good one, particularly if you’re into fairisle. ”
No, it doesn’t bother me. It’s sort of amusing. I gotcha excessive cat sentimentality right here, buddy!