Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Living On The Hinges Of Hell

That about sums up our weather. Hot, hot, and hotter. Not my favorite at all. However, there has been one bright spot in this: my central air is fixed. Temporarily, but at least I have cool air coming out of my vents. Someone else came to look at my broken system, and determined that, although it is ancient (22 years old), it's fixable. I still have to get it replaced in the fall, but IT'S COOL IN MY HOUSE!! Yay! I am so looking forward to fall.

On the knitting front, I have officially put Audrey on the UFO pile. I knit for relaxation and enjoyment, and this project was neither. I don't know if anyone else had this much trouble, but I just got tired of ripping back. And, miles and miles of k2p2 knitting wasn't doing much for me, either. The one thing on my mind, though, is the fact that Rowan Calmer is an expensive yarn. This yarn set me back about $70.00. I'm not sure if I will resume knitting on Audrey at some point in the future, or if I will rip it entirely, and reincarnate it as another item.

In the meantime, I started knitting on this:
It's the Chevron Scarf from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I'm doing it in the ever-popular colorways of Farmhouse and Watermelon Tourmaline in Socks That Rock yarn, mediumweight, from Blue Moon Fiber Arts, as are about 500 other people, judging by the pictures on Flickr. I never would have put these two colorways together, but I really liked the way they looked, so I went for it. And, the pattern is simple enough, too.

And, speaking of Socks that Rock, here's my sock in Rhodonite. It's really pink, isn't it? For some reason, I thought the purple and lavenders would be the dominant colors in this skein, but no, it's pink! Well, at least if I get lost in a blizzard next winter, they can find me by using my socks as a beacon.