August 04, 2010

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Can it get any hotter?  Oy!  It's not the heat (100+ degrees) it's the humidity and on days like this even taking a cold shower doesn't help.  It's too hot inside, and the mosquitos make mince meat out of me outside, so there is no respite.  I almost wish for Fall - almost.

Instead, I stayed inside (mostly) to knit and rest and knit and rest.  Considering the heat, you can imagine how I felt about this mountain of yarn sitting in my lap:

It feels like a volcano on my lap, but I'm almost done with shawl #6 of my 10 Shawls in 2010 commitment.  A few more rows and it'll be the Fountain Pen Shawl.

I was content to knit on this shawl until the heat overtook me and I had to find something else to do, so I sewed the buttons on this Presto Chango sweater that I finished awhile ago:

The sweater got washed so many times that the buttons don't match anymore, but I'm not about to rip them off.  I could have (and should have) gone with wooden buttons as I originally planned, which would have made the sweater more timeless, but in this heat I didn't think.

Speaking of not thinking: today I received a new sock book, Knit Socks by Betsy Lee McCarthy, that I ordered about a month ago which I thought wasn't going to arrive until September.  When it came, I threw everything else down and started working on the cover sock immediately:

Now, these socks are supposed to be knit in 3 colors: cream, mint and blue.  So I scavenged around for thin sock yarn in solid colors - couldn't find any - so settled for this baby yarn. Well, I must have had 2 different blue yarns OR I don't know my colors OR I was so happy to have a new pair of socks to knit in all this heat that I didn't pay attention - or all three.

To correct he matter, the stripes on the main part of the sock should be all 3 colors, but they're not and they won't be.  Ultimately, these socks will not match, but they're for me and I don't care because I'll wear them anyway.  If they fit around my 'cankles' then they're good.

While I was knitting away I got to thinking how pretty these socks would be with a bead at the center of the flowers (not gonna happen on this pair) or if I'd used both blues and skipped the pale green.  Well, maybe just dreaming about knitting is better than actually knitting with all this humidity

Anyway, I'm off to finish something and I wish you all a cool breeze.


  1. I love the socks on the cover! I've not seen this sock book before. Are the other sock patterns nice ones too? Would you recommend this book?

  2. I love the socks on the cover too! I am going to have to get this book. Thanks for sharing!