It's hot here. Very hot. REALLY hot. It feels like August and it's only early June. We are trying valiantly not to put the air conditioners in the windows because we are trying to keep the electric bills down but it is really hard. There are fans all over the house (they draw so much less current than air conditioners) and it you sit very still, it's almost bearable. Thank goodness we got a new grill. We had fruit salad, croissants and smoothies for breakfast. Nothing that required heat. Em and Jim are coming for dinner. Steaks on the grill, potatoes on the grill, salad and a berry shortcake for dessert. The recipe calls for homemade shortcake bisquits but I am not up to it today. I cheated and bought some poundcake which will slice up nicely and do just as well. There is heavy cream with melted white chocolate in the fridge getting cold so I can whip it up. It sounds yummy.


I decided to take Julie's advice and try knitting with my handspun. It's an experience. It's generally bulkier than I realized but it looks good. I only have 100 g of rather bulky yarn so I added some bits and bobs I had hanging around and am turning it into a scarf. This is what I have so far. I like it and it'll match PK's winter jacket so I might just put it into the box for a christmas gift. It's the harlot's one row scarf, easy and quick. (the green bit is mine)

And my sock yarn club yarn came but before I could get a proper photo, Calvin has claimed it for his own. I think he and I are going to have a talk about who's in charge here. ( I'm afraid I'll lose.) I feel sorry for them in their furry coats. Hobbes is asleep under the desk on the cool floor and Calvin is in the middle of the kitchen floor (not in the way or anything).

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Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Stay cool.

Comments

Sheepish Annie said…
There is nothing quite like knitting with the yarn you made yourself...those are often my favorite projects! Yours looks great!

I admire Calvin's impulse. Sometimes I want to hug the yarn, too. But it is hot. Very hot. Too hot for yarn hugging...
amy said…
Hot here too. Too hot to blog, even. Off to lie still somewhere...
Bezzie said…
I couldn't knit. I sat in my melted blob and just looked at the knitting. Stay cool--today's supposed to be worse!
Dianne said…
Love the picture of Calvin! I admire your restraint over the air conditioners, but I just couldn't do it. I cannot take the heat! Weather like we are having makes me want to move to Alaska!
Galad said…
I like the way your scarf is coming out and am impressed you are even thinking in terms of Christmas presents already! Hope things get a little cooler soon. It is way to hot for this early in the season.
Amy Lane said…
A cat and his yarn--isn't that a photo op! (And it's hot here, too...socks are the only thing to knit in the heat..._
Bells said…
ah, summer. a distant memory! You all sound like the heat has hit you very fast.

I'm loving seeing your handspun knitted up. How intriguing! I want to make some!
Em said…
The handspun is gorgeous! It is knitting up quite nicely, you should be proud.

It is soooooooooo hot! Jim and I gave in and bought an air conditioner to use, just for tonight, because it's entirely too hot to sleep with just one fan.

Thanks for a lovely dinner. Steak and potatoes and dessert. Jim and I went home full and happy. It was great to spend time with you guys, too.
daysgoby said…
That supper sounds wonderful!
Yum!

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