Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I am not a fan of summer weather in Iowa, except for the thunderstorms. I pretty much hate when it gets over 80 degrees and the humidity drives me crazy. I grew up in a house without air conditioning and I remember spending summers sitting on the couch in front of the fan trying to figure out the best position so the fewest parts of my body were touching anything. I have air conditioning now and I don't think I could stand a summer without it anymore. I feel like such a wimp.

Cooking during the summer can be frustrating unless a grill is handy. I hate turning on the oven, so I am not doing as much baking as I would like. I want to make some brownies as a thank you gift for my uncle, but I don't want to turn the oven on! Luckily it should be cooler tomorrow and I essentially have the night off, so I may make them then. I also would love to make a birthday cake for a friend, but I am not sure that is going to happen. Our kitchen is usually warmer than the rest of the place so spending a lot of time in there is not pleasant.

Hopefully it won't be too warm at tkd tonight. It's supposed to get less humid and slightly cooler this afternoon and hopefully the room we workout in will catch up to the outside by the time class starts.

I made progress on my Sockapalooza sock last night; I turned the heel. I discovered I a mistake in the Sidewinders and ripped back a few rows, so no progress on them. I am ready to start Act II though.

Oh, I never posted this pic of my practice sock.


or this one...


or this one...which was kinda hard to take

practice sock

I must have been doing laundry at the time.


Dragonfly said...

that was your practice sock?? It's beautiful! What pattern did you use? (I'm sorry if you already have that in a previous post, I'm trying to minimize my "surf" time at work)

I'm in Milwaukee and I have the same complaint about humidity. Although this year isn't so bad at my place. I'm less than a mile from Lake Michigan and it seems to be keeping the humidity at bay.

Chelsea said...

It's the Diagonal Cross-Rib socks from IK Fave Socks, but I didn't add the cuff so they would look more like the Cable Twist socks from Hello Yarn.

Amanda said...

I could have sworn I'd seen those pictures, but it must have been off your camera.

You know better than to hope it will cool off in TKD. It takes at least three days of cooler weather to equalize.

Chelsea said...

I think they were on the camera when we were at The Vine.

I know, but I can hope. If there were more windows up there it would be so much nicer.

Anonymous said...

Practice sock??? WOW, you are way more patient than I.

Couldn't agree more with the reluctance to turn the oven on. I love to cook, but hate to sweat!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog and the hand dyed compliment. I posted the site I found the percentage bars at on my blog today. I got them at Yarn Tomato.

KnittingHawkeye said...

is it just me or are my comments disappearing? =/

KnittingHawkeye said...

comments I've left on this blog
weird eh?

Chelsea said...

That is weird. Blogger does wacky stuff like that sometimes.