Monday, October 30, 2006

purty new hat

it is very very cold here. forecasted top of 8 degrees all week til thurs, when it will rise to 12 and 13 because it'll start raining again. this is what it looked like yesterday, waiting at the bustop to go shopping:

fall continues pretty (though ominious, as we're not even into winter yet). this is from the skytrain station:

so i have come to the conclusion that it is foolhardy to go outside after dark without hat, gloves and scarf, and i didn't bring nearly enough of the former, so i bought a nice hat. thus:

don't i look like a grownup? those are the gloves itchy's mother gave me, and they're *perfect*. if i wear my usual fingerless gloves my fingertips go all red and start losing feeling. it's really very cold. anyway, the hat is 100% wool and will keep the rain off. also it is purty. got it from a nice shop on commercial. my first piece of canadian clothing, very exciting.

still masses of work, but a lot of it is just reading, which is pleasant, and writing about picturebooks, which i always get a kick out of. (and marking, which i'll thank you not to mention)

14 comments:

itchy fingers said...

aww, purty. will inform mother of joyous news.

ps. where is YOUR halloween costume, eh? i demand pics.

itchy fingers said...

where did your sidebar go?

JT said...

you look gorgeous in your new hat!
Do you want a hand knitted alpaca beanie and mittens .. in purple?
Loved all the halloween stuff!! I've been in Melb for work etc. and in Bendigo for family history, so haven't made comments for ages!!!
Well ... we are having lovely, lovely (in my opinion) warm 29 degree days and it is still light at 8 pm. Soon we will be swimming at Noreuil! My depressed state stage has finished until the autumn, when I will revert to being a bad tempered old bag!!
XXX

grot said...

what do you mean 'revert', you old bag!

grot said...

what do you mean 'revert', you old bag!

grot said...

aagh, it came up twice!

oh well, twice as insulting has to be good.

grot said...

you're looking most Jane Austenish - haul out those bosoms and you'll be set

gtg said...

sidebar? ehwot?

do! (inform mother, that is)

see next post for my halloween costume. *blows raspberry*

gtg said...

thanks, jt!

hand knitted alpaca beanie and mittens in purple would be fabulous! though yellow would be lovely, too, if there's a choice. you are fabulous. . .

i love the halloween stuff too! this is fun!

i wondered where you were. i thought you didn't love me anymore *sniffles* glad to hear you have been gallivanting. did you find fun/useful stuff in bendigo?

oh, that sounds nice. it's getting dark at 4.30pm now, cos of daylight savings. *sigh* dunno about 29, though. bit hot.

ignore grotty. middle child, you know.

gtg said...

too cold to haul out bosoms. they must stay tucked away under many layers of fleece and wool. thermal corset with vegan whalebone subsitute?

gauri said...

you look totally p&p in that last photo.

gtg said...

it is a fact universely acknowledgely, etc.

austendrag!

i love that hat. i'm going to wear it tomorrow. and maybe the day after.

Anonymous said...

cool hat. should you need one with ears, you know where to go...

gtg said...

i intend to go there! just as soon as i have a spare day. . .

there's an emily carr exhibition i want to check out as well. time for a day downtown.