Saturday, January 14, 2012
Sun and Blue Skies (No, really)
The little green truck probably won't deal well with the cold and I'll be making other arrangements to get to work by mid-week, but there's no sense worrying about that when I've got another day of weekend to enjoy.
On a side note, my friend Dave sent us another care package, which was probably suppose to get to us a while ago, but when you combine a busy life and the USPS in Alaska, these things can become a drawn-out affair. Anyway, among various odd things in the care package were new hats for Nicole and myself. You would have to know Dave to understand the thought process that precedes something like shipping a pair of Jacque Cousteau-esque stocking caps to us in Alaska, but if you know Dave then the whole thing makes perfect sense. The hats were made by Dave's friend Mark, using a crochet technique called siberian stitch, which is suppose to be both warm and windproof. I didn't realize that there was a bit of anticipation building on Mark's blog about us receiving these hats, but if you are interested you can read all about it on his blog and learn more about the crochet technique here. It sounded like Mark has been waiting to hear from us since he made the hats in November, but we just received them last week so I'm passing the buck on this one.
We decided as long as the weather was so nice (and warm-hat-worthy) we would take the opportunity to model the hats for Mark and Dave. Not much wind today so time will tell on the wind-blocking effectiveness but the hats are certainly warm. It might seem strange that I would take a picture of us modeling hats and then cut off half my head in the picture, but realistically Nicole is cuter and more important to have fully in the frame, plus it was pretty cold and I didn't bring gloves so I didn't feel like screwing around a bunch with self-timer pictures to get a better shot. Hopefully we will get out on the boat in the not too distant future and we can get a better picture of the hats in use and how well they go with our boats hull color.