Here in Big Texas we are dealing with an Arctic Blast. The schools are closed (though curiously, neither of my students have canceled their lessons for this evening), and on T.V., there is nothing but coverage of the Arctic Blast. Before getting out of bed this morning, I told Bob to look outside to see if there was anything noteworthy happening. He looked through the blinds and reported that it looked like any other overcast day. When we turned on the T.V., we learned that everything was closed and that people were advised to stay home at all costs. Bob went to work and called to tell me that although the overpasses on the highway were a little bit icy, the roads near our house were fine. When I went to the gym and the post office, I discovered the same thing. I suppose that when it's 30 degrees in San Antonio, it constitutes an Arctic Blast, but as of a few minutes ago, this is what the ground looked like outside my back door. Since I don't absolutely have to go anywhere today, I think I'll play it safe and stay home. Even under the best of circumstances, I tend to be a cautions driver and I know how to drive in this weather (I also have four wheel drive). However, the local news has me convinced that this isn't the case for everyone, and that's not something I need to see to believe.
In other news, I've joined Lime & Violet's Sock Marathon. Pictured here is most of my sock yarn. I have approximately 6 miles of sock yarn. The point of the sock marathon is to knit as many miles of sock yarn as you can between now and some future date. I think it's April 1st, but I'm not sure. The rules for this one are pretty loose which is good. For 2007, I plan to knit whatever I want whenever I want without worrying too much about whether I actually finish anything. I'd like to eventually finish my Noro Klaralund sweater and maybe make a dent in this sock yarn stash, but other than that, I have no big plans. Well, it looks like my students are going to show up despite the Arctic Blast, so I better go get ready for them. Stay warm!