How nice when a friend from SnB becomes simply, a friend. That's the case with lovely Spring, who happens to be a fabulous photographer, too. Monday night she brought her camera instead of knitting, and I'm wowed by the results.
We've had a run of humid heat after a more temperate, if rainy, summer. Suddenly I feel like I'm moving through molasses, and the list of what I actually accomplish is much shorter than the one of what I want to accomplish. For once, though, I'm not going to beat myself up over it. Summer break should mean a more laid back attitude, and that's what I intend to have.
There is a little pressure on me, however. My mom is turning 70 in two weeks, and the Golden Swallowtail I began nearly a year ago will make the perfect gift. After a stop in at my LYS, I'm back on track. I missed a row, tried to make up for it in the successive rows, and finally had to admit that I needed to rip back. Oh, the hubris! I had no lifeline. Laura helped me to gently pull out the stitches and get everything back on the needle in an orderly way. I'm excited to finish and present my mom with something wonderful (just like she is) to celebrate.
How are you managing to stay cool as summer progresses? We've got fans, but no a/c. Today my plan is to visit a museum with my nephew. The car and the museum will both be air conditioned, which will help a lot! I'd love to hear your strategies, too.
P.S. There is a new writing prompt at Open Road Writing. Let me know if you find it useful!