My flight back to Postdoc City was delayed yesterday due to bad weather, meaning that I spent five extra hours at an airport that wasn't anywhere near my final destination. This might have been a huge disaster, except that I had packed two of my incomplete knitting projects, and five hours later, both of them are finished!
One of the knitting projects was an eggplant colored scarf (which looks more like burgundy to me) and its going in the mail tomorrow as a thank-you gift for a mentor. She read and gave me very generous comments on my Manuscript #1. It looks a lot like this. It took me a while to figure out the pattern, but I think I've got it now (email me if you're interested and I'll try to write it up for you). I might be making a bunch more before Christmas, as they knit up really fast.
Now that I've been out West in warmer climes, spending most of my break on the beach, returning to the snowy grays of Postdoc City is feeling like a punishment. I think that staying out of the winter blues will require many cups of warm tea, Christmas lights and yellow candles to keep me warm. I'm off to bed early tonight so I can read under the covers for a bit before I go to sleep.