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Friday, November 11, 2011

A "Surprise" Outside

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.


  1. Snow! It's just plain old cold down here. I can't believe you don't have a coat. Layer.

    Rasberry Stitch sounds like a dessert... ice cream, or something yummy.

  2. I know! I woke up at 6:30 and there was snow on the grass and the roofs. I was not happy. it's sooo cold today! i hope you figure out how to keep warm.

  3. Steven,

    I wasn't expecting it to be so cold so soon! The weather has actually been pretty nice! So, it looks like I'm going to be dressing in a TON of layers!

    And raspberry stitch is a really pretty knitting stitch. You can see it here:

  4. Sarah,

    I was seriously freezing on the way to/from class! This is going to be a miserable couple of weeks!

  5. Well, I'd just like to point out that it hasn't yet snowed in Caen. We've experienced temperatures approaching zero (celsius, that is) accompanied by bitter winds but no snow...personally, I think the snow makes all the cold and bitterness just a bit more worthwhile lol


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