One of the drawbacks about getting up at 4:30 a.m. (in addition to the obvious fact that its 4:30 a.m. and no one should be awake at that time!) is that I don’t watch the news. It isn’t on that early in the morning – and even if it was – I don’t have the time to watch it. I have 45 minutes to get ready (shower/dress/hair, etc) and be on my way. While I miss is seeing what is going on in the area, I really miss seeing the weather forecast! Unless I’m proactive and check the night before, I have no idea how to dress. Its winter so I wear winter clothes – not that hard, right? Wrong.
Take today. Today it was 12° F (-11° C) when I left the house. 14° F (-10° C) while I waited for the train. 14° in New York (again -10° C). That is just freaking cold. And what was I wearing? A skirt. Awesome. Oh, what made it a little better? The door on my train was broken – so the car was freezing. And let’s review – wearing? Skirt.
So to keep my mind off freezing….I started to visualize. My feet were cold (numb, in fact) so I visualized them in wool socks. My hands were cold…I had these one…
Fabulous, aren’t they? Part of my Christmas present from Chris (I’ll show the rest another time – its upstairs and I’m lazy but the rest is amazing). I love them – Fetchings and I didn’t have to make them. The only problem is that when it is 14°, fingers tend to get a little cold. So I visualized that I finished these – rather than leaving them in my knitting basket for the last two months….
As I walked the 300 miles from the WTC to my office (actually just a few blocks but today it really felt like a long long way), and felt the wind blowing up my skirt, I visualized knitting myself a pair of longjohns. Out of really warm alpaca. To wear under my skirt. That I shouldn’t have been wearing.
What do you think? Interested? Pattern here…..
When I finally got into my office, I put my iPhone into the charger – and hit the Weather button….guess what I saw?
I saw Opal’s weather! Just what I needed! (in case you are wondering – I am not stalking Opal – I was bored one day on the train – so I have Singapore, London, Juneau, New York and Honolulu weather – I tried to add Antarctica but it wouldn’t let me).
I’m home now – in a thick sweater, wearing my Fetchings (thank, Chris!) and wool socks – with a fire going. And you know what? Visualization really doesn’t work – this is the first time I’ve been warm all day.
I hope you have a good Friday….and Opal? Can you please adopt me?