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H.O.T.

You know what my favorite thing to do is? Knit. You know what I’ve not been feeling like doing? Knit.

It’s hot. Like, hot hot. As I type this, my backyard thermometer says it’s 90 degrees. This is Seattle, so we are not prepared for this. We don’t have air conditioning. And it’s supposed to get even hotter over the next few days.

We’re pretty much melting. Nobody’s sleeping. It’s rough.

We’re hiding in the shade in the morning, hoping for a breeze, and sneaking away to the basement in the afternoon when even the shade is too much to take.

I did manage to get a few minutes of knitting time to myself out on the back porch this morning before the sun got too hot, which was lovely. But I gotta say, there’s nothing that’s less-compatible with 90+ temperatures than a big, cozy, warm, wool blanket.

Needless to say, this isn’t getting done before the wedding. Oh well. Maybe it’ll be a first anniversary gift?

What do you do when it gets too hot for knitting?

It’s too %^*$ing hot

I don’t like it.

I refuse to accept that it’s this hot.

It’s been in the upper 80s/low 90s for weeks at this point, and I’ve really and truly begun to melt.

This is not why I moved to Seattle.  I was promised 60s and raining.  Sweater weather.

Not tank-tops and shorts weather.

Sure, I lived in Austin for several years and central Illinois for almost a decade, but in those places at least people had air conditioning.  We don’t have AC, and most businesses around here don’t either.

My work sure doesn’t.  There’s nothing like hanging out with a dozen cranky pre-teens as they sweat and dehydrate.  Ugh.

And, my poor pup is handling the heat about as well as I am.  (Here he is waiting for us to fill up his pool.  Notice how all my grass has died-except for the dandelions.  I am convinced that nothing short of nuclear winter will kill dandelions.)

11242554_10105201950730850_1616358060907359022_oI know, I know.  I’m being whiny.  But, it’s exhausting.

And It’s made me thoroughly uninterested in knitting.  (Which really stinks.)  In fact, this post was supposed to be an update on my progress on the “Husband Sweater.”  But, honestly, I’ve probably knit about one inch of sleeve since I last posted about it in May (sorry, Tristan!).

Instead, I’ve been drinking lots of water, eating Popsicles and trying my best not to move.

I hope your summer is going well, and you’re staying cool and hydrated.  And that you’re still interested in your knitting.  I’m sending you happy, air-conditioned vibes and best wishes for your summer knitting.