Saturday, May 17, 2008

It's Too Darn Hot!

I'd like to knit on my cardi tonight
and turn the heel on my Leaflings tonight
I'd like to knit on my cardi tonight
and turn the heel on my Leaflings tonight
but I ain't up to my knittin' tonight
cause it's too darn hot
It's too darn hot
It's too darn hot

With profound apologies to Cole Porter who I adore, that pretty much sums up the last week in terms of knitting. Our daytime highs have been in the unseasonable 97-99 range and once or twice possibly even in the low 100's since indoors in my properly insulated studio it was 98 FPS. Sheri is rubbing off on me, FPS= For Pete's Sake for the confused.

So what have I done in the time span since my last post? Have I accomplished anything at all? Well, kinda. The Zazzlejeans got a bit further on. Just to the point where the next row is the one that splits the sleeves off. At which point it promptly stalled while I tried to work out the right thing to do for a couple of stealth-ish projects. No pictures since they won't look much different.

I got a little ways on my March RSC Leafling Socks while waiting for yarns to arrive.
I like this pattern. It looks cool and I learned a new increase off of it so I'm happy but these socks aren't going to get much further than this for a bit since I have to get the secret deadline knitting out of the way. And now that the yarns have arrived at last, I can get to the secret knitting. But, I can't talk about it. I have to be stealthy here. (And because I have a small child, I heard that last sentence in Thomas Hayden Church's voice.)

My three other major accomplishments of the last week are that I managed to clear my floor again in my studio, I have also - thus far - managed to avoid melting into a puddle of goo despite the unusually warm weather, and I have worked out what the two stealth projects need to be. Despite the hot weather which makes knitting even socks (or other small things) somewhat problematical. But, socks (or something) I must knit. I think it might be safe to show you the yarns.

One project is going to be using this yarn combo and I think it is safe to say the recipient isn't reading this blog so it's safe enough to show the yarns in full color and tell you they will be socks with stripes eventually.

The other will be (or maybe is - gotta keep 'em guessing just in case) using this yarn here which just in case that recipient is reading along, is grey-scaled so therefore tells you nothin' right?

Our weather is supposed to return to normal in a couple of days so I hope to have something done on all three of my current high priority deadline projects to show off mid-week next week. Maybe. If it ever cools down.


Sheepish Annie said...

I am not looking forward to the coming hot weather. Not at all. But I guess it is better than all those winter blizzards we had this year. not good for knitting!

I'll think cool thoughts for you!

Lynne said...

Hasn't it been hot! And now our apartment has warmed up so it is icky. I've managed to keep knitting away - I've switched from wool to cotton/silk based stuff. And I've been spinning a heap of wool!!!!
PS you can threaten to leave me behind anytime - I know you won't. And at least there is the ACE to get home from Sacramento! LOL

Probably Jane said...

Hello from mild London. Still cardi weather here.

I love the colour combination for your socks - can't wait to see what it comes out like.