Back for a bit

It’s still hot as all get out here. Last year the weather was the same – mid 110s for weeks in August. I thought last year was an anomaly (Tucson has started to cool down with the monsoons by now) but I think it’s par for the course. Late August might be showing signs of relenting; we’re scheduled to get a few lows in the high 70s and one day this week we might not even make it over 100. This is all welcome, though it’s still nasty. Bug started school on August 7 this year, and the first week and a half, there were heat advisories in place so recess had to happen in the gym. Now they’re allowed to go outside, and Bug comes home drenched in sweat and utterly exhausted. It’s still hot well into October and sometimes November, but the nights and mornings cool off and it doesn’t feel so awful then. We’re even starting to give some thought to planting a fall garden! (T whacked down all the five foot tall weeds in the back yard, which actually makes me sad because the birds don’t come around as much now that they have no place to sit.)

In other news, I knat yesterday. Eight whole rows. Made one counting mistake, don’t care. It took me a bit to remember what I was doing and even how to read the pattern – until last night I hadn’t knat since mid June.
This is what was knat back then:

Baby socks of my own figuring, out of yarn I can’t remember but that came in a sock kit from Knitspot. (Consult of Rav says it’s Twisted Fiber Arts Arial in Merino Vine, though the color is somewhere between above photo and the yarn photo on Rav.

These little sockies shall be set aside until mid Feb, when the baby I am knitting is scheduled to make an appearance.

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Wife, mother, cat-tolerator, dog-lover. Knitter, quilter, occasional spinner, random weaver. Reader, writer, eater, runner. Other assorted roles as necessary.
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10 Responses to Back for a bit

  1. Cheryl says:

    And there might even be a couple of weeks there where it will be cool enough for those socks. Great timing you have!

  2. Cookie says:

    Cute sockies!

    Is this going to be another baby that doesn't like hats? Cause I really want to knit some baby hats. I'm just sayin'…

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  4. Marilyn says:

    You're knitting a baby? Congratulations! 😀

  5. Angie says:

    Baby! 😀 Just to give you a taste of lovely weather…we have lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s (for the past few days) and highs in the 80s in the next few days. Of course, you weather should be perfect for latter pregnancy, early baby-hood.

  6. Big Alice says:

    Ooh, is that congratulations? Or is this a tangential friend's baby? They are cute socks in any case.

  7. Squish says:

    shit. i may have t publicly admit I will knit for a child.

  8. LynnM says:

    Reading your post made me smile.

  9. Sarah says:

    Beautiful socks for your wonderful February baby. Oh! Somebody needs a February Baby Sweater! I'm thinking just the best things for you and your growing family!!!! xoxoxoxo

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