Monday, October 7, 2013
It really does pay to plan ahead. I knew I wanted to wear my lighter weight linen dress to this early October wedding, but had no idea of what weather to expect. Looking online I found an archive of temperatures on that date, in that region, for the past five years - it ranged from sixty three down to forty seven. And that's daytime temps; nights are always cool in autumn. I bought a pretty wool shawl, I knitted wool hand warmers, I bought under-layers and even footless tights!
When packing time came I almost left the mitts home - it's been pretty nice around here and I was wondering if I'd been overdoing it. Saturday was a nice day, even when we checked in. But I ended up with my shawl over me the whole time, and even my mitts, because the reception area was partly open-air and it was overcast and kind of damp.
I'm glad I don't have to think about this anymore, but it seems that planning was a good thing.