Before I go to bed, I like to leave a slight gap in the blinds to let the sun shine in so I can wake up to a bright, sunny day (granted the sun is shining). There's a tree outside my window, but it's kinda scraggly, and I don't really take it much into account most of the time. I surely noticed it today though, because it was white. My scraggly brown-and-black tree was WHITE. Yeah. You guessed it. Snow.
I know some of you love snow. My brother loves snow. The Roomie (now in France) loves snow. I think it's pretty, but I'm not interested in going out in it. So far, it looks like it's only a dusting, but even so, I take this to be a very bad sign....ie., winter is coming. And did I mention that I'm not going home for like two more weeks, and I don't have a winter coat on campus? I have several jackets.....but not a coat. And, I don't have hats or scarves, either. I have sweaters. So....if you guys don't hear from me in a while (either posting on my blog or commenting on yours), then it probably means I've frozen to death in a crazy snow storm that sorta popped up out of nowhere.
I think I'm going to knit myself a scarf this weekend. I don't exactly have TIME or MONEY, but I'm sure I can think of something. I have blue and green yarn in the dorm, but it's too thin to be warm, and besides, I'm already using it to make a light blanket. I'm thinking some nice, thick magenta wool-blend. As for a pattern, I'm just going to go with garter stitch; basic, reliable, and simple. Either that, or I'll go all out and do something like basket weave or raspberry stitch. I don't want to make anything too complicated, though, since I'm going to have to have something to wear by Monday. Haha; that's the problem. I really need something to keep me warm, and trying to make a pretty pattern like raspberry stitch will take me FOREVER to do. So, it comes down to appearance or usefulness. I'm going to go with usefulness.