Please sing the title to the melody of “We’re Having a Heat Wave” in the hopes that if millions – okay two hundred or so – of you sing this, it won’t happen.
I’ve run out of words to express my disgust of winter in Maine in 2014. We’re all jaded – ready to run out, dig out all the snow and plant seeds. I want to see something growing, and that doesn’t mean my oil bill. I will be SO GLAD to take a shower TO COOL OFF instead of taking a shower in a bathroom that tops out at about 57 degrees. I’m contemplating living without air conditioning this summer, although it will probably be over 100 degrees given how great the winter’s been. I think there’s a correlation between number of days below zero and the number of days over ninety. If so, we’re screwed.
On the topic of screwed ……. would it be possible to just adopt daylight savings time and leave the frigging clock alone all year? It feels odd. I was late to the nursing home yesterday and DH probably thought I was skipping town or something. And when it’s time for supper it feels like we should be eating lunch. We need to petition somebody to stop messing with natural daylight. And no, I don’t want standard time all year. During standard time it gets dark here at about 3:30 in December. I feel like a night creature. Lights on at 3:30? Jeez do ya think the electric company likes that?
My yarn came on Saturday! Yay! Along with a gorgeous mailing tube full of the most gorgeous double-pointed knitting needles I have ever seen. The Signature Needle Arts needles explain to me why we can make ANYTHING in the US better than ANYTHING made elsewhere. I do not regret the cost of these at all and I am already trying to decide whether I want another set of DPNs or a circular needle for my next purchase. I will obtain the whole set eventually. These needles are a work of art, but they are SO SMALL. Think toothpicks. Now think clumsy left-handed person knitting right-handed ……. I surprise myself. I can control all four needles, even the ones that hang loose while I’m knitting with the other two. These socks will not be a QUICK project, however, since I can only knit a little while without breathing (holding your breath keeps the stitches on the needles).
The Misti Alpaca yarn is so beautiful. I’m starting with Monte Carlo. I know more of this yarn will find it’s way to my house. First, I have my eye on some Fleece Artist sock yarn made in Canada. Not US made, but I will extend my trade to Canada because the colors are so inspiring.
Ever since I did my first batik some odd 48 years ago, I have been enthralled by color. I have painted, quilted, dyed fabric, dyed yarn, purchased way more than I should in fabric from my friend’s quilt shop – just because of its color. Maybe it comes from living in the frozen north where nothing survives past 6 months that makes me this way ………
Too bad this isn’t smell-a-blog – you would all be thrilled with the odor of fresh-baked banana bread just out of the oven! I read the weather report, then I bake ………….. then I knit.