Today is the third day of the heatwave. It's 9:30 in the morning and I am already a puddle of sweat. I am counting the days to winter.
When the heatwave started I decided to be very zen about it (yeah, right!). I decided I needed a good bit of lace knitting to take my mind off things. So I cast on for the Maltese shawl from VLT. This shawl has long been in my queue and last year I bought some Italian mohair in an almost cobweb weight because I thought it would be perfect for this shawl.
I went down a needle size for this shawl to 4mm because I felt it would be too open on 4.5mm. This might mean that it turns out to be a large scarf or maybe a narrow shawl but that's okay.
So I managed four repeats before my plans to ignore the heat fell apart. I simply could not keep my hands dry enough to work with this yarn. Mohair, apparently, no matter how fine, is a very warm yarn.
I have managed to continue work on the secret project and I'm nearly half way despite frequently losing concentration and having to tink back. I also discovered last night that if I drape my legs in wet pillow cases and sit right in front of the fan I can manage a semblance of coolness to allow me to continue knitting.
Did I say I'm counting the days to winter? Well I'm off to check the calendar again.