We are having a scorcher of a day – West Coast style! A high of 17° on Friday, a high of 24° on Saturday and maybe even 30° today! Our deck thermometer says about 40° right now. But it is always higher than the temperature. It is in the direct sun. Our shady corner will be at least 10° cooler!
We walked at Neck Point this morning; walking on the shaded paths trying to avoid the sun. Though it was cool on the beaches close to the water as there was a breeze coming off the Straight. There was a regatta race out on the waters around the Five Finger Islands. That would have been a “Cool” activity for a day like today.
The Blues of the Straight and the Greens of the trees were cool in appearance, if not in fact. The flowers all look “hot” in the direct sun. It is a real Summer’s day!
Poor Sophie is having a hard time dealing with the heat. She has been sleeping most of the day, shifting from spot to spot trying to find someplace cool.
I was going to bake cookies today. Not now; instead I am making Rhubarb-Strawberry Sorbet. I haven’t made it before, but it appears easy and so far tastes great. I am waiting for it to get hard enough to beat up and then let it finish in the freezer.
It will be the perfect dessert for tonight’s dinner of Ribs, new potatoes and salads.
It is still relatively cool in the house. By tomorrow it will have heated up and we will have the devil of a time staying cool. I have been working on the Vogue project and planning other knitting projects for the Summer.
At Mad About Ewe we are having a Knit-a-Long – the Holden Shawlette. I am going to knit mine in the left over Blue Faced Leicester 2/8 from Fleece Artist and then paint it – I can see it done in cool turquoise, blues and greens with flashes of hot pink. I am going to finish off the each picot of the edge with some size 6/0 silver beads.
I can hardly wait to see it finished. The Celtic Fichu feels so nice I think that I want a small shawl to wear as well.
I have also started the Fall class projects. The first of which are the Chihuly Chevron gloves. These fun gloves can be knit with or without fingers and are designed to use up lots of little bits of left-over 4-plys! I am knitting them with the new Blue Ridge Yarn Footlights!
Keep Cool and Happy Knitting