I'll get to the knitting in a second, but I do want to share that things are in a panic mode here in Oregon. At school, I have to finish up grading for this term, and then rejigger my class to offer it remotely for at least three weeks and maybe more. All large gatherings are banned in Oregon, and it was just announced that all schools are closing on Monday til the end of March (this includes scheduled spring break). Every time I open my email there's three messages from three different people with three different types of information about the situation at school, much of it redundant, none of it makes me confident anyone knows what they're doing. Students are incredibly panicked (is that how it is spelled?) and eager to leave campus and head to their homes away from here.
I just hope all these measures stem the tide in Oregon. We don't have a whole lot of cases here--30--and none so far in my county reported (and my belief is that of course we have people in my county with the virus, but none official yet). I hope all these closures stem the tide, but I also feel for people who are suddenly faced with new child care needs etcetera. It's just all overwhelming right now.
We'll be headed out to the coast next week as soon as my obligations here are done. This weekend I'll figure out how much yarn and needlework to pack (I have two shawls on the needles and a pair of socks on the needles, and three more shawls -- maybe 4-- in the queue. And lots of sock yarn. I won't use more than a third of it).
Here is the current ABQ Sunset:
I finished both books that I told you about, and I highly recommend "Writers and Lovers" by Lily King. Now I'm reading "The Jetsetters" about a dysfunctional family on a cruise--it is ok, nothing world shattering, but I don't really need world shattering right now.