Today’s temperature reached 115 degrees where I live, and by any standards, that’s just plain HOT. Just because I live in Arizona doesn’t mean I actually like the heat here. In fact, quite the contrary. I would rather live in a colder climate, as evidenced by my obsession with knits and crochets, but we don’t always get to choose where we live, do we?
I could tell I was getting a really bad case of the summer blues when I started the month of June knitting these items:
A lace beret and matching fingerless mitt set. Not really a necessity for June, but I couldn’t resist making these cute patterns. I needed reassurance that yes, the cold will come back in a few months, and then I’ll be able to wear stuff like this.
Yarn: Cleckheaton Country 8 ply in navy and light blue;
Lion Brand Wool in Dark Teal
Needles: US Size 3
Pattern: Susie’s Reading Mitts
Needles: US Size 4
As a break from the heat, I’ll be going to San Diego this weekend for a little vacation and to attend a conference that my church is involved with. I’m looking forward to the highs only reaching about 70 degrees. It was weird to pack jeans and sweatshirts today in preparation for my trip. And to think that it might actually be too cold to swim in the ocean while I’m there.
If you don’t hear from me ever again, you’ll know where I am.