To quote Tim Roche on the Weather Underground:
One area that will escape the heat plaguing the rest of the Nation will be the Coastal Northwest, temperatures are expected to remain fairly cool west of the Cascade’s[sic] and these cooler temperatures will also spread down the Pacific coast, as cool air is expected to linger a few miles inland from the ocean.
My what a fun weekend. My list of Stuff To Do By August 5th is a page and half long, two-columns. Clean straighten garden call blah blah blah. When my brother got married several years ago and my parents had a reception for him and his new wife, I gave my parents a clean-the-whole-house maid service. I knew they'd kill themselves trying to get everything clean in time. Do you KNOW what 2 teenage boys and years of semi-neglect can do to a bathroom? Now I'm almost wishing I'd arranged that for myself. Enh, I'd like to think that the house really isn't *that* dirty. I haven't reached the throw-it-all-in-the-closet stage yet. Yet. Holy crap I have too much yarn. Let's not even go into the fabric.
I bought the stem yarn for the Pumpkin hat. My gauge on the hat made of Tahki Cotton Classic is not looking as even as I thought it was. Maybe my inexperience with knitting with cotton? Tension problems, probably, I have been working on getting an even gauge fabric since I started knitting, a year and a half ago, and still my purl stitch is looser than the knit. Gah.
The shop didn't have a brown in the Cotton Classic so I had to sub. I didn't realize there was a such a difference between mercerized and non- cotton(Rowan Handknit was a possible substitute, but unmercerized). You'd think with all the cotton fabric dyeing I've done, I'd be more cognizant of shiny/non-shinyness, but no, it still takes me by surprise.