We're in the midst of a heatwave roundabout Exit 151. The township has a new alert system that emails residents during emergencies, including dangerous weather – extreme heat kills more people than all other kinds of weather put together. Last night's alert: widespread power outages, take precautions!
Uh, I knew that already – it was dark and hot, rather like the above wip. Not to mention I can't read email during a power failure. It would seem the emergency system has a key vulnerability.
Knitters, of course, knit on, even through multiple blackouts. The result is the new Sitcom Chic by Bonne Marie Burns, at the vast expanse o' stockinette stage. I want to wear it at an over-air-conditioned conference this weekend. Will it be finished in time? To be continued....
Meanwhile, proof positive the heat has f-f-felted my poor wooly brain: I've signed up for the Tour de France Knit-along, in the Maillot Vert or Green Jersey classification. That means I intend to start and finish my project, Shetsoie shawl by Odile Buatois-Brand, during the TdF (July 5-27). I'll be knitting contre le montre, against the clock!
Which is not to say I'm against clocks in the anti sense or even in the S-twist sense... although after resetting the clocks in the house five times (so far), I am wondering why we have quite so many.