Most of the time we were back up in Seattle I dressed like this. The temperature did not get above freezing for the five days we were there. This did give me an opportunity to use my wrap that I knit over a year ago. I got a complement and more than one passerby who turned to check out my warm and, I hope, not too dorky look.
After we left the weather got worse. Since then it's looked like this. And this. Plus this and this. A short ways outside the city looked like this. The incoming storm will bring high winds as well as snow.
I know other places are colder, icier, and snowier but Seattle doesn't deal well with weather like this both because of all the hills and because we rarely get it. I really hope things thaw out before we need to drive home over passes next weekend.
Here where I am in the foothills of Northern California today the temperature got above 50F and the sun shone. Unfortunately, I didn't make it outside. Instead I spent the day hanging with a sick kitty. (Why do they never get sick during office hours?) Winne had a goopy eye, was lethargic, uninterested in food, felt hot on the top of her head (the only part that wasn't snuggled up to something), and was not bugging me all day for a lap and undivided attention. She was definitely sick.
She's doing much better after a day of just lying next to me while I swatched, caught up on blogs and occasionally changed the load in the washer and dryer.
I'll try to post some of the swatches over the next couple of days. It's all the knitting I'm managing right now and writting a post seems to be hard to get around to, too. I'm sure most of you are in the same place this week. I did decorate yesterday and today. I may bake tomorrow. Happy holidays to everyone.