Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hot dry summer days

We were in Phoenix weathering the 116°F heat a couple weeks ago, but I could swear the high today (a mere 93°F) had me giving the black eye to those unfortunate enough to cross my path. And the humidity here is only 23%!! *sigh*
I grew up in a little coastal town with a zillion % humidity and scorching hot summers. I thought I was used to it. What was I thinking?

Then there is the happy news, and I like to think it's because I'm showing great restraint in not jabbing my needles into anyone while knitting with 100% merino wool in this weather.
It's something that tends to show up underfoot most unexpectedly. In the form of a 50lb tennis-ball-loving-future-beauty-paegent-contestant. This is his "concentrating on the yellow sphere that dares roll" look -

I've started a new shawl for my mum (the aforementioned merino, it's Frog Tree single spun ultra soft merino). I'm using the vine stitch featured in the Vogue To Go series of books. I'm making it in a beautiful olive green with occasional stripe of cream. Pretty neat, no?

All other WIPs continue to languish in their protective storage containers, waiting patiently to be worked upon. I have to finish the shawl by the end of this month so I've put aside everything else temporarily. This has been a busy month so far what with mom & dad visiting and all the trips we've taken. I'll leave you with a picture of the sun setting over the magnificent grand canyon. I'm rather fond of this one.

Until next time, happy knitting!


Blogger Ria said...

Where's you gurl? I've been checking everyday for updates...

5:45 PM  
Blogger Ria said...

there was a time when he was a '50lb tennis-ball-loving-future-beauty-paegent-contestant'!!!

8:40 PM  

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