Random January Weekending

Unraveled Wednesday

Joining Kat & the Unravelers today for Unraveled Wednesday... but no reading. I am on hiatus, I guess. It's happened once or twice before.


This is the start of my Temperature Blanket! That knitting represents about the first two weeks of Rusty's life -- December 1947-January 1948 -- in Southern California. The daytime high temps are on the left and the nighttime lows are on the right... in a few more rows, the days will start becoming noticeably longer! It's a little fiddly, but I'm finding a groove, and it is SO SATISFYING! Look at that!

What I really need to do is streamline my information -- the number of day/night stitches is on one page, the temperatures are on another, and the colors are on a third (color chart)... it's a balancing act and I am constantly counting. (There might be a color/temp mistake in there, but I won't tell if you won't!) All I know is that I'm really glad I didn't follow through to the end with all five charts just yet.

I'm still wondering how I can pack a project with 20+ balls of yarn for vacation, but more "realistically" pondering packing Hexie Love...


...one ball of yarn, but one big project... made of wool. It'll be 80+ degrees. The sane option would be to cast on a pair of socks or something.

I've been online and on the phone for much of the day trying to figure out how we can arrive in Puerto Rico... not in the dark. The original booking back in September had us with only one connection (at O'Hare) and arriving mid-afternoon. The airline made a couple of changes, adding another connection (Houston... not good memories of Houston), with less than an hour for each connection, and arriving at almost 9 p.m., which means we'd be lucky to be on the road by 10 and it's a 2-hour drive to our destination, across an island that we've never visited before!


I am currently texting with an agent (this is new, and I like it!) and we're this >< close to re-booking departure on the last flight out of here the day before. I've already booked our overnight stay, and we'll catch an early flight to San Juan the next morning, arriving in... daylight.

Stay tuned...




Arriving in daylight sounds like a very good idea.

Socks! Yes, socks. That is the way to go in a tropical climate. (Ask me how I know. 33+ years in the Florida sunshine!) LOL

Have a wonderful vacation and lift a rum punch to all of us freezing in the north!


As much as you might want to work on Hexie Love, a large blanket in 80 degrees doesn't sound like a good idea. All knitters know that you must take a project (or two or three) on vacation, but we also know that it's rare to knit very much on those projects. Better to take something small (socks and/or a gnome?) and not work on them. I hope your arrival happens in the light!


I was thinking so much about your PR knitting that I forgot to say I love the start of your temp. blanket!


Your temp blanket is gorgeous. What fun. And CRAZY!! All those temps...all those days...a year for each of 5 people...WOW! hope you can arrive in daylight. I suggest socks and one other small-ish project (cowl? hat?) to take to PR. both blankets are too much to take! When do you leave? Have a fabulous time.


Daylight arrival in PR is a very good idea... very good! Good luck with the changes!

And your start of Rusty's Temperature blanket is AWESOME! (and I chuckled at the idea of packing 20 balls of yarn... ummm, yup, that would be on my list too!)


The current situation with travel seems to be having to be prepared for anything, and of course arriving in an unfamiliar location in the dark is far from ideal, so I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you can work it out to get there in the daytime! Love the start of the blanket -- I'm super impressed that you're not only juggling all these colors but intarsia as well.


Good luck updating your travel plans! It's such . . . an adventure . . . these days! And the temperature blanket is going to be EPIC, Vicki! Those colors! I love it. XO

Caffeine Girl

Love your temperature blanket. I wish I had started a Covid blanket two years ago! I think I've missed that train.
Good luck with your Puerto Rico trip. I have to say that I love living a bus-ride away from O'Hare. I hate making (not making!) airline connections. I'm sure you'll figure something out now that you have an agent.


Your take on the temperature blanket is awesome and it's clearly off to a great start. Hooray for changing plans to arrive in the daytime! And I really think you ought to think about a small project like socks or a musselburgh hat.


I LOVE how much information you're packing into those stitches ... so cool! and I do hope you get your travel plans changed ... and maybe a Musselburgh hat would be a nice companion?!

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