Now I understand why a lot of yarn stores are slower in the summer. It has been so darn hot the last few days I don't feel like doing anything, especially not anything that includes lovely fuzzy, snuggly, warm wool and fibers. I was at knit night on thursday, sitting outside on the Honeymoon patio, drinking an amazing sangria, knitting a gorgeous super skinny, super long white merino wool scarf with long fringe, wondering why in God's green acre ANYONE would EVER wear a scarf. I kept looking at it, going, "I will never ever wear a scarf ever again. It is just too hot, and it is always this hot!"
Of course I know I am wrong and will be glad to grab that scarf come Washington winter, but I must say I haven't managed to get myself to pick up needles again since!
So it is hot here, as you are all very aware since I am a voracious complainer in warm weather. It was 91 F yesterday in my car as I was running around shopping for clothes. For some reason, the last 2 weeks of wearing the normal work clothes have come up with about 5 of my say 9-10 outfits with big holes in them or something else making it so I can't wear them. Since I already have a pretty sparse wardrobe, I am finding myself not being able to even get through a week of work without doing laundry. So, I shirked all shop-keep responsibilities yesterday, leaving the mister in charge, and went off clothes shopping. Big, huge, whooping mistake.
Since it normally gets to 80 F tops here, we are not equipped for temperatures reaching into the 90's. I went to the mall (for shame!) and had the worst time trying on clothes, an already sweat inducing activity, in about 85 degree store dressing rooms. Charming.
So I came back to the shop, highly cranky with blisters, and did some internet shopping instead. I don't know why I even thought about going to the mall. I am now a internet shopper-only convert. So much better. Everything's all laid out and easy to see, if they don't have your size you don't have to dig through racks of clothes for 25 minutes, no one else is bumping into you or standing in front of you, and shipping is cheaper than gas to the store. Love it. Plus, it is like christmas when the package arrives!
Alright, now it is raining and in the 80's with I would say 95-100% humidity. I am going home, stripping down, drinking something cold (preferably gin and tonic), and watching netflixed movies.