I know talking about it won't change it ... but have you noticed it's been pretty hot these past few days? Yeah ... yesterday it was almost 91 F at 2:30 in the afternoon, tonight it is 86 F in the house and 79 F outside (it is 8:40 p.m. as I write this!) ... we have leather furniture -- and I am tired of hearing the "thhh-weuck" sound as I get out of it as little pieces of my legs stick to the leather.
Thankfully , our local weather is calling for rain this evening (40%) and rain or drizzle tomorrow (60%) - anything to help break the humidity! It is hard to knit when the yarn sticks to you everywhere it touches!
And I have some serious knitting to do - I am almost done my SP4 pal's socks. The yarn I needed following the "incident" finally came in and T picked it up for me yesterday. Now just to ream off the yarn to the point I ran out (we will not discuss why I ran out - oh, the trauma, and I can't go through the drama of it all in this heat!), and start knitting again.
Without looking at the sock, I think I ran out shortly after the gusset decreases and quite a ways before the toe decreases. So it should take a few hours, depending on what's on tv, to finish them off tomorrow evening (I am working tomorrow through the day -- and the humidex and temp had better go down, or I will be too cranky to knit when I get home!). I really want to get them in the mail on time ... I have most of the goodies to tuck in with them, but want to pick up a few other last minute things (I am a little concerned as it has been weeks since my pal has posted anything on her blog -- I hope everything is well in her world. I am a worrier).
I have heard from the person knitting for me - got a note from her/him a few weeks ago , letting me know the socks were done and waiting to be mailed! Keener! It is pretty exciting to know that not only will I get the excitement of waiting to see if the person I am knitting for likes their socks, I also get the surprise of a wonderful pair of socks knit for me! My Grandmother is the only person who ever knit socks for me (big thick scratchy Briggs and Little socks that I loved dearly! I think I still have a pair), so it is pretty exciting to anticipate what I will get from my mystery knitter - colour, length, pattern (I like all socks, so vanilla, cables, lace, sideways, toe up , cuff down -- all of them would be welcomed gratefully!) -- not knowing anything at all about them really adds to the fun of it for me -- it is fun to look at the blog and imagine which one might be mine. I can't for the life of me figure out who is knitting for me (and with a thousand members in this swap, I am not trying too hard to be a detective! I'll just fidget and wait!)
Although if the temp stays up, I will stay off the leather as i fidget - the noise is distracting!
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