I know that since I live in Florida I shouldn't be at all shocked that it is extremely hot. But my goodness, it is really really hot. Yucky and sticky hot. I went to my LYS yesterday, and I left my house at 10am. It was already almost 90 degrees outside. It is so bad this time of year that we cannot even take the dogs to the dog park. They get so overheated. Every summer I daydream about moving to a cooler climate, but I know that in the winter I would probably regret that decision. Oh well, that is why we all have air conditioners right?!? It would be a perfect time to take a great vacation to Ireland. It is about 60 degrees in the middle of the day right now. I would love to go there. It is my dream vacation spot.
So what do I choose to knit in the middle of the summer? An wool afghan of course, but I am almost done. It is growing steadily, and it should be finished by tomorrow. Every time I work on it I sit in front of a fan, and I mostly work on it in the evening when the house cools off. I took it with me to my husband's office a few days ago to knit while he finished up some stuff. I took some pictures on his conference table. Here is a decent shot of my progress as of Monday.
I am really in love with this project. The pattern is simple but engaging, and the Malabrigo is just a dream. I am really excited to see what it looks like off the needles. Where, oh where am I going to block this thing?
My blog turned one year old over the holiday weekend. I cannot believe it has been a year since I started Minerva Turkey! I guess time really does fly when you're having fun (or getting old). I have met so many wonderful people through blogging, and I have made some great friends. It has given me a way to keep in touch with friends and family, and ways to explore my knitting. Thank you everyone who has stopped by, come back, commented, and become a part of my daily life through your blogs. I hope that the next year is even better, and I have some plans for some changes in the nuts and bolts of my blog in the next few months. Nothing huge, just a little face lift.
My husband got me a new DSLR Olympus E510 to celebrate my blogaversary. He is so sweet, and he knows that I am interested in improving my photography skills. I have so much to learn, but I already absolutely love it. The pictures are so much clearer, and I don't think I will have to rely on my lightbox set up as much. I am really excited, and honestly a bit intimidated. Here is the case we bought to keep it safe from the elements.
This picture is at my hubby's office too, and I can't believe that the light looks decent. This is taken with the fluorescent lights on, and with my old camera it would have looked yellow. I know it isn't a great photo, but it is a start. I am going to try and learn at least one new feature each week.
Stay cool out there, and knit in the A/C. :)