Friday, 10 June 2011

By the time you read this...

As usual, I celebrate the arrival of summer, by heading to where it is colder. By the time you read this, I will be un-thawing.  I will likely be sitting in the van, urging Mr Needles to turn up the heat, and will be well on my way home from a trip to the high country.  The weather forecast has been dismal.  

I anticipate absolute misery broken only by coffee and a small fire (if the fire bans have have been lifted in that part of the province). Otherwise I anticipate sheer and total misery with my coffee {and yes, I can drink coffee.  I am not home, so I can have coffee.  If I didn't have my coffee, trust me, misery does not describe it})    

Long Johns.  Check.  Heavy Wool socks.  Check.  Warm wool sweaters, vests and multiple scarves.  Check. Toques. Check.  Mittens - 2 layers.  Check.

Hmmm, I hope I tossed some extra blankets in there.  Maybe a couple of sleeping bags too.  

Still, after a week of this, I relish un-thawing.  

And sticking to the plan, I should be able to report significant progress on this,   
but because I know the high country in the early summer, I'm packing some of this.  
It isn't wool, but it is heavy and the blanket will be tightly knit, and will be dense and warm.  It is also garter stitch.  Garter stitch is great, particularly when all you can think about is how cold you are, and when your fingers are too stiff to do anything complicated. 

But, by the time you read this, I should be un-thawing.  If it is Saturday and you are reading this, I'm back at the farm, weeding.  Farming never stops and even if we have not had a drop of rain, the weeds still seem to grow.   But I will be warmer.  That is a given.

1 comment:

Brendaknits said...

Some times, Fred wears more clothing to go fishing up north in the summer than he does to go skiing in the winter.