Dateline: Mendocino County, CA -- This just in: We've received a report from our curmudgeon-in-arms in the field, Weener, who wishes to convey the following:
"I'd rather be knitting with you Purl&Hurlers than be holed up down here in a grubby hotel, studying for my Registered Geologist exam. But I've finished knitting the Noro bear from the Debbie Bliss pattern book, and all I've got left to do is sew and stuff. Have fun tomorrow without me, but not too much fun. Love, Eileen" [Editor's Note: That is actually a slight paraphrase. She's much nicer than that.]
We wish Weener all the good exam energy and rock-smarts in the world.