Thermodynamic driving forces make things happen. A difference in electric potential makes a current flow, a difference in temperature causes heat to flow, you get the idea.
So, as things get cold and bleak here, we are seeing the effects of a thermodynamic driving force in action. Warm woolenwear is flowing into the region, and we even got an influx of hot, hot stuff from the South this week. A package arrived from Virginia, with my name on it…
It’s hard to feel chilly looking at my new Violette needle case, designed and created by Knit Nana aka Nana Sadie Rose aka Sallee, a wonderful new friend from Sock Summitting. In addition to knitting, Sallee sews wonderful bags, and when I saw this design, Violette, on Jocelyn’s blog, I sinned. I coveted it something furious. And I wasn’t going to wait around hinting for someone to give it as a gift (not like I have had to do for my yet-to-be-attained first set of Signature needles (size 0, 5″ dpns, stilletto point, not that I’m hinting, at all, like, really…)).
I’m glad I didn’t wait. Look at it’s warm goodness, just perfect solace for a week when most of the leaves decided to fall at once. Pockets for dpns, multiple leaves for circulars, so bright, so soft, so happy on the eyes. (Yes, I do have more dpns than will fit in those pockets. Wanna make something of it?!)
I just got off the phone with Marie, by the way, and it was great to hear her laughing and smiling and happy on my ears. She is clearly doing much better. I hope you are also finding some happy, and some warmth, this weekend.
P.S. More warmth this week – Wilson brought flowers to me as a Happy Anniversary of our First Date. It really is a more important day to us than the wedding anniversary, truth be told. I have to pinch myself when I think about how great these 32 years have been.