Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Counting down

The day after tomorrow, we leave. Today I am packing my carry-on tote. Gingersnaps for motion sickness. Protein bars as a charm against starving (they taste nasty enough that I won't eat them for pleasure, but good enough to assuage hunger.)Asprins and Immodium and Sudafed and bandaids for first aid. A paperback book. Glasses. Back-up glasses. Daily medications, my pearls, and a pair of clean panties in case the airlines loose our other bags. And the little bag with the silk blouse on the size 1 needles. I am mostly through the body of the blouse, but the sleeves should keep me busy all week and then some. Silk on size ones goes a long, long way. Hundreds of thousands of stitches. Maybe a million before I'm done. Just keep knitting. Just keep knitting.

Yesterday, as I was driving to work, I didn't see anyone else in costume Maybe it was because the holiday was mid-week, but I was the only freak on the freeway. And as pulled into the parking lot, it was full of ordinary folks in ordinary attire. I had one of those nighmare feelings: Maybe today ISN'T Halloween! And then, all day, no one commented on my get up. (Except my co-workers, bless them, bless them!) The holiday spirit is subdued.

It was colder than a tin toilet seat on the shady side of a glacier last night, and the wind chill factor was right down to bitter. We had only twenty or so kids - mostly tweens and young teens, mostly boys, mostly in costumes featuring layers of sweatshirts. One young man in a cow costume asked, most politely, "May I have two candy bars, please?" I gave him three. It's hard to deny a guy with chapped udders.

The past two days, I have finished two and a half scarves on whoopty twelve needles. The half-scarf is for the Red Scarf Project. I tossed the stash and found I have loads more red yarn to scarf with. Knit on, Roxie!


  • At 9:08 AM , Anonymous rose said...

    Hopefully blogger will let me through...

  • At 12:24 PM , Blogger Lucia said...

    Have a blast. When in doubt, knit. But you knew that.

    We had a dry and unseasonably mild Halloween with scads of kids. Great fun. Sorry about your chill.

  • At 1:44 PM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    Is it time for your vacation already?? Wow, time flew by.
    Have a great (and safe) trip. And I hope you have too much fun to knit.

  • At 3:13 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    wow...lots of good knitting! (I wore a T-shirt that featured a witch saying "Housework is Evil and Must be STopped." I thought this was funny because, technically, I stopped doing housework years ago...) Anyway, we only got 3 trick or treaters-- it was so oldest son was all set to scare the bejeebers out of them, and nobody showed up...poor darling...we'll have to take him somewhere else to scare kids next y ear...

  • At 7:06 PM , Anonymous LindaG said...

    Have a GREAT time! We will miss you -- and envy you. Love --


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