Hey, guess what? It’s hot.
And hey, guess what? Building management for the large and seriously clunky federal building where I work apparently turned off the a/c overnight. Those of us who get to work early were gasping. Three hours later, the temperature was down to 82 degrees in my office, and it felt pretty good.
You know it’s hot when a member of your staff, an exceedingly dignified gentleman in his 50s, was sitting in his office with his shoes off and his trousers rolled up to his knees. It made quite a picture, but my request to take a photo for the blog was not met with enthusiasm. Go figure.
(However, since said staff member volunteered to brave the elements and went outside, across the alley, to a cafe to get ice cream for everyone — his treat — I will refrain from posting photos.)
Then there’s the commute home . . .
Fortunately, my home is relatively cool. I keep the shades drawn during the day and of course all lights off and the a/c running, so Lucy can nap all day in cool comfort. (And I am praying to the Gods of Electricity that the power stays on so things remain as they are.)
But after spending an hour outdoors and on trains (where if the a/c is working at all, it’s minimal) this afternoon, one is pretty wiped out. I want to finish my green Noni bag (can’t finish the pink/green one til the zipper gets here) by making the lining and attaching the hardware, etc., but I’m just too tired and overheated to think about it.
But I can answer a couple of questions . . .
A couple of you asked where I got the lime green handles. I bought mine from EweNeedYarn. She doesn’t list them on her website, but you could drop her an email and see if she’s still got some.
Also, try Angelika’s Yarn Store. She carries a lot of hardware for the Noni Bags, and when I last checked she had some of the lime green ones in stock, but in a larger size — 6.8″. She might just be out of stock on the 5.5″ ones that are called for in the pattern.
Lisa asked what colors I used for the body of my bag — I used colors #9407 and #9459.
Christina asked: “Do you think you’ll carry this purse?” If I do a good enough job of finishing it and make it sturdy enough, I will!
Honor asked about the loopy bits shown on the photo on the front of the patterns — those are supposed to be vines. I didn’t make any vines for my bag.
What I Am Knitting
I am more or less happily knitting along on the second Pond Scum sock during the commute. I find that I don’t mind knitting wool socks too much when it’s hot and steamy, and I do, after all, have to make the time pass while on the train, right?
And at home, I finished the back of Keelan:
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go stick my head in the freezer.