It is hot today, folks. H-O-T hot. Coupled with the mid-Atlantic specialty—that’s humidity—it feels about 100 degrees (according to weather.com). We generally get a couple of these oppressive heat waves in August, but June is a little early. I certainly hope this is not indicative of things to come. I fear it will be a very unproductive summer, as the heat seems to have melted my brain. Even my computer is operating a bit sluggishly. And to top it all off, husband is at a conference in San Francisco all week—today’s high there is 73. He’d better bring me some good souvenirs. What’s San Francisco famous for? I want to start calling it San Pancho—because Pancho is a common nickname for Francisco. See, this is the kind of brilliance you get from me during a heat wave!
Ok, you’re probably here to read about knitting, so I, in turn, should probably come up with something knitting related to talk about.
I cast on for 2 new projects: Hedgerow Socks and Lutea Lace-Shoulder Shell. I had knit nearly 3 inches of the first sock leg before I decided I hadn’t cast on loosely enough (they’re for hubby), so I frogged and restarted, casting on over 2 needles, which seems to be an improvement. I’ve already done a good 2 inches—the stitch patten is easy to both memorize and do, so this is one pair of socks that shouldn’t take the better part of a year to complete. I’ve barely made any progress on the Shell, though—it is located on the oft-neglected main floor of my home, while the socks are parked in front of the TV where I watch baseball, so they get a lot more attention.
Lotus Blossom—looking good, but still not done. I had originally hoped to have it done by Father’s Day, but that looks unlikely, especially if I run out of yarn. I'm doing a very poor job of knitting myself 3 summer tops. :(
All the prizes have been mailed out—except I simply cannot track down one winner! No Rav name, no blogger profile, no email . . . it’s like she’s fallen off the face of the earth. Miss T, whomever and wherever you are, please send me an email or message on Ravelry so I can get your prize out to you! I’ll give it ‘til June 15, and then I’ll pick a different winner . . .