Friday, August 25, 2006

The Postman always rings twice

Finally, the post the computer ate!

I was the lucky recipient of two packages on Monday. Yay for yarn in the mail!

The first is a delightful "thank you" gift from Jill for participating in her "You Knit Too Much" Contest, which I was woefully bad at. Thank you Jill! I love that it is a little bit sparkly!

And I received my birthday gift from Grandma, well, from Grandma's money! :) The lovely ladies at KPixie whipped this into the mail. Five skeins of Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton in Espresso for Licorice Whip. Yum. And enough Bartlett yarn to make Demi from Rowan Vintage Style. Mmmm. Wool.

I also purchased some yarn at the LYS last week on knitting night. Some yummy green Ella Rae to make the green hoodie from Knitscene, and a ball of Trekking (and a new set of sock needles!), because apparently I cannot leave the store without Trekking. At least, that's what the hubbo says.

Sadly, it is way too freaking hot to even consider knitting with wool yet. It is still over 100 degrees every day. We're over halfway to the record (69 days set in 1980), but we may cool down. Here's what the local weather says: HEAT ADVISORY until at least 7pm Friday. Partly cloudy and very warm Thursday night. Low 80. Afternoon heat indices will likely be 100 or higher both Friday and Saturday afternoons. Shower and t-storm chances return to the forecast Saturday night through Tuesday. Thursday was the 40th day this year with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. This moves 2006 into a 7th place tie with 1951 in years with most 100 degree days. Sixth place currently belongs to 1952 with 44 such days. We should reach 42 100 degree days by Saturday. But after that temperatures should say below 100 for the forseeable future.

Please God, let it cool down. We had near 100 degree days in October last year. Yech. I'm so sick of y'all discussing how it's "cooling down," or "too cold to leave the windows open at night," or that you're "feeling fall in the air." I'm feeling Heat Advisories and upset children who can't go to recess. So really, keep it to yourself unless you have some to share. Really.


  1. I don't even watch the weather anymore. When it cools off, it cools off. I'm not going to torture myself hoping the temp falls below 100! Remember when 98 was hot? It's a cold front now.

    My son came home from elementary school and said, "They threw us out there at recess like we were nothing! It was hot outside!" I told him he could go to study hall and work on his homework since it was so hot outside and he declined!

    I'm still praying for cool weather though!

  2. Lovely, lovely yarny goodness! I hope it cools down enough for you to knit!

  3. Anonymous9:46 AM

    I'm with you on the lack of interst in wool right now. Thankfully, the the heat hasn't been as bad here in Houston, but we're all on high alert this time of year for storms in the Gulf. Thank God for teachers that keep the students in on super hot days. You see them running around when it's that hot and have to wonder if they're ok.

  4. trekking trekking trekking...i have trekking on the brain every time i read your blog, and others. jeez! subliminal trekking obsession going on with me. i think my LYS has some. i think i'll be hopping on down there to buy some. because apparently, i'm missing out on the trekking. ;P

    it's nice, isn't it? having so much yarn that you have no idea what to do with yourself? yeahhhhh....i like that feeling :)

  5. Pretty, pretty yarn! You have my sympathy on the heat. I've been looking forward to fall and it's only been in the low 80s here.

  6. Lovely yarn! I hope that it cools off for you soon!

  7. Oooh, I found the Ella Rae, too! I am making the felted bird hangy-thingy from the book.

    ...okay, that made no sense, but the colors are lovely, and I've had a glass of wine. But the Ella Rae is some lovely wool to work with! Have Fun!

    ...and let's just not talk about the heat.

    Oooh! I finally made it to Yarns Ewenique sit 'n knit! I hope you come next time!

  8. Gorgeous yarns!!

    I am sending icy cold thoughts your way...

  9. Ugh. I have to run around San Antonio in camoflague next week. It will be horrid!