This is making me rather unhappy right now:
That’s the forecast for my trip up to Winona. My first trip up to my hometown during the non-winter months in years. If it actually does rain and storm every single day I’m up, I’ll cry. Please, weather, it is so expensive and difficult for me to get up there on any regular basis, so if you could do me a favor and be nice and sunny at least one of the days I’m up, I’d be ever so grateful. After all, if I’ve got to hang out inside the whole time, how is that any different than a wintertime visit?
The weather ain’t too hot here, either. Well, actually, it is too hot, in the literal sense (har har, ain’t I just so clever?). I just walked myself home from campus in 90 degree temps, with a blazing sun. At least I have some crazy SPF 85 sunscreen (yes, really!) and a dorky, yet practical sunhat to shield me from the evil UV rays (seriously, I have to be really careful about this, since too much UV exposure can bring on a flare…so, it’s dorktastic sunhats for me!). I tend to overheat rather easily, so as you might imagine, I kind of feel like someone ran me over with a truck right now. But I am oh so proud of this:
And to think, a couple of months ago things were so bad with my back that I could barely walk. Go me! (and also, how cool is it that my walk today turned out to be 2.50 miles even, from the door of my lab to the door of my house?).
Hmm, you might notice that this post has no knitting content. I’ve had quite the adventure of a week, with the middle portion eaten up by some seriously crazy medication reactions (I’m not a fan of losing my ability to remember things or speak fluently, and having hallucinations, so I’m working my way off the newer nerve pain med now, too. Apparently my body is opposed to me being able to take any medications at all. So now I’ll probably go back to having more pain, but I’d rather have pain than a malfunctioning brain). So, there hasn’t been a lot of knitting (or knitting-blog reading/commenting). Or any, really. I was doodling around for a little while trying to figure out some stitch patterns that might be fun to use in a design with the Lorna’s Laces “Winona” yarn from my last post, but nothing was really working, and I’ve frogged so many times that I’ve sort of killed bounciness of the yarn. Maybe it just doesn’t want to be a cowl. Fingerless gloves, maybe? We’ll see.