Baby, It’s Warm Outside

Though not official until June 20th when the solstice will occur, Summer has started to strut her stuff.

My roses are blooming.

The Fancy version:

The Wild version:

I don’t need my garden to tell me it’s starting to get hot outside though. The sheer fact that I can no longer knit in the front room of my house (living room) without my hands getting sweaty is proof enough. Because all my current knitting projects use wool, I have relocated my knitting materials to the back room, the guest bedroom.

Year-round, it is the coolest room in the house. It is shaded by two trees and the L-shape of the kitchen. In the winter, we avoid the room and even shut it off from the rest of the house. In the summer, when not sitting underneath the air conditioner watching baseball, Jake can find us either in the back room or in the basement.

As you can see from the picture, I have started on the last handspun tie for my Christmas Tree skirt.


7 thoughts on “Baby, It’s Warm Outside

  1. I have a pair of socks on the needles in Koigu KPPPM, so that isn’t too hard to do in summer. I am also working on a summer tee top in Takhi “Bali” bamboo tape yarn – it’s lovely to work with.

    Lovely roses! The roses have been blooming here for the last 2 weeks, too, since the temps hit the 70’s. Now they are predicting our first real heat wave this weekend – temps over 90 degrees for at least 3 days. At that point, I say “time for the AC!”

    Have a great weekend!

  2. Talk about HOT! We are suppose to get up to 100 today here, good thing that my daughter rethought her wedding plans and has now decided an outdoor wedding might not be the best option! Today was suppose to be the day, she wanted a neat number like today, 06/07/08, but I for one am glad it was moved to August, yep, that’s a hot month too, but at least it will be inside now and still 2 months away because I am SO not ready for this! Wish I had beautiful roses in my yard to pick and decorate the reception hall with!! They really are beautiful, thanks for sharing them! I can almost smell them. Umm….

  3. The temperatures are definitely rising in my area of PA too. It’s been in the 90’s the last couple of days. But I’m not complaining – I’ll take it over blustery cold any day. It’s noticeably affecting my knitting though. I suddenly only have eyes for cool cotton projects. By the way, thanks for the link to Tuulia Salmela’s patterns on one of your recent posts. I favorited a few of her designs on Ravelry in hopes that I’ll get the chance to knit them – they’re very interesting pieces.

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