I’m sure I’m not the only knitter suffering in the summer heat. There’s been a sizzling heat wave in Southern California. However, the heat certainly is no comparison to places like Arizona and Texas, but the it’s definitely crampin’ my style!
I know some knitters take a mini vacation from knitting in the summer, or only work on cooler projects. I’ve already done some cotton projects and baby stuff, and I no longer have any more hot-weather-friendly WIPs. So, what am I knitting? A project meant for winter — terrible in this heat — I can hear my friends now: “Well, Anne is a little crazy.” — And as luxurious and soft as baby alpaca is, in this hot weather, the warmth and heat created by the soft fibers is my lap in rather torturous. I could turn on the A/C and be super comfortable, but then I’m trying to be thrifty and energy efficient. I’ve also been getting weird looks from people when I whip out my thick winter project in public. Such was the case when hubby and I waited for our table at The Melting Pot this past Sunday night in over 90 degree weather.
I haven’t done much spinning either. I’m still working on my alpaca lace spinning project, which has not progressed much at all. This blue one I did a while back, but I never got around to documenting it. It’s my second plied project, and 4th spinning project overall, spun from a hand-painted Australian Merino on Aubrey’s Ashford Kiwi.
What should I make from it? hmmm…