Thursday, September 6, 2007

Here comes the (dark orange) sun

To some this might look like a beautiful sunrise, looking east from San Francisco.
To others this might look like a fabulous sunset. To me it looks like air full of shmuts reflecting the last fading rays of the sun. It looks like the reason we canceled our run last night. Yeah, my last run before the race, canceled. Bummer. But there was no way I was running and breathing in that air. I'd rather keep my lungs pristine (hah!) and take (yet another) night off. The Bay Area is surrounded by fires and the prevailing winds are sending the smoke into the atmosphere. The sky looks like scenes of '80's B-horror movies set right after nuclear destruction. Or after strange comets have turned everyone to dust or flesh-eating zombies.
Hey wait, we just went through the tail of a comet, didn't we?? Hmmmm.

I did a bunch of knitting last night, on the Cider Moon scarf. I still love it, still enjoy knitting it. I'd take it with me on the trip but it's gotten bulkier than I like for travel knitting. I'll take the One Ball Lace Scarf instead. I'm knitting it out of Rowan Kidsilk Night, 67% super kid mohair, 18% silk, 10% polyester, 5% nylon in shade 609. Darn, it's hard to take a picture of this stuff and show the pattern! The color is closer to the picture on the left. I'm going to have to do some strong blocking when I finish it or it'll just look like a jumble of holes. It'll be fun knitting away on this on my 4-1/2 hour flights!

See you next week!


  1. Hmmm, your blog sounds just like mine!! Good luck in Erie... I can't wait to hear how your race goes!

  2. hee, hee, we are the blog triplets :O) have fun in Erie and Good Luck.