Knitting Through a Heat Wave

It’s not easy to do much more than lay on the floor and moan when it’s this hot. The Northeast has seen record high temperatures the past 2 days, with a decent amount of humidity mixed in. We’re talking 95-100 degrees here, and when you don’t have central air conditioning, it feels like a steam bath. It’s so hot my citronella candles are melting.

In the afternoons we have been retreating to our Super Den, that cool haven in the basement where we can lie still like vegetables and watch TV or nap. I also have been knitting halfheartedly. The heat has done something to my will to knit. My hands want to knit, but my heart isn’t quite in it. I can’t seem to focus on anything besides my internal temperature for more than 15 minutes. In order to satisfy the need to knit something on auto pilot to take my mind off the sweat trickling down my back, I turned to an old friend, the Ball Band Dishcloth.

  • Pattern: Ball Band Dishcloth from Mason Dixon Knitting
  • Yarn: Peaches ‘n Cream
  • Needles: US 8
  • Mods: I just knit until I was tired of it and bound off.

I know, I know…another dishcloth. I finished it this afternoon, and instead of feeling elated and excited to start something new like I usually do, I practically tossed it aside in favor of laying on the couch. Is knitting too much exertion in heat like this? Is the fiber too much extra warmth? Is my brain slowly melting?

I think Big Martha knows just how I feel…


2 thoughts on “Knitting Through a Heat Wave

  1. In England we moan about the weather pretty much every day, no matter what the weather actually is, but that is SOME heat and SOME humidity you’ve got there – I think even we might feel to lethargic to moan!

  2. Yuk! Hot is nice but that doesnt sound good. Had to giggle …when I first began reading your blog you had posted some stunning snow pics 🙂

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