The midwinter greetings have come in from around the continent of Antarctica in the past week. Tom has posted them on Highway One in B155 and also on his blog.
I am knitting the second sock of my "polar plunge" socks (as I refer to them). Yes. I am proud to say I jumped into a square hole cut out of the Ice in the Ross Sea. ...On the 12th of May! And I did it with my knitting in my fist. However, it was dark and cold under the water...what a surprise, huh?!....and while I wanted to hang out, get a couple of photos, and enjoy the moment, my body did it's own thing and propelled me up from the black depths to the starry night where I moved faster than EVER up the icy ladder into a wool blanket held open by Dr. Keri Gardner. Thanks Doc. I stood shocked into frozen inmobility, watching Sandwich jump in next. I was so excited for her I had to stay and see her. It wasn't until I made my way back up the hill to the tiny "warm-up" hut crowded with a dozen other shivering popsicle bodies frantically trying to dress themselves...that I remembered I had my knitting in my hand. Carrie took a photo. That Carrie jumped into the water a second time was the icing (heh, heh) on the cake! Wahooo! Winterover 2007 ROCKS!