Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Sun Blocking

I realized I had missed one vital step in Mariposa – crochet the edge. Yikes. There are 308 stitches and the pattern called for 3 rows of single crochet. I’ve been furiously hooking away since Monday, and now Mariposa is officially done and blocking in the sun:

blocking

And here’s a close up of the edge so you can see my fancy crochet work:

blocking edge

I emailed Jonelle to ask about blocking and she said just to dunk it water and lie it out in the sun. Luckily it’s about 700 million degrees here today so it should be dry in no time flat. I’d like to drop it off on my way to pick up Jack this afternoon.

Gloria was nice enough to take him today while I meet with various air conditioning specialists and figure out how to make our house cooler. Unfortunately the answer is to buy a new air conditioner. Of course they are very busy with the weather such that it is (yes, it really was 116 here yesterday, Heather is not lying), but we played the baby card and are hoping to get it installed quickly. Keep your fingers crossed. (I’m sure Jeff is especially, given that he agreed to watch our dogs this weekend.)

I bought size 19 needles to test out on the Debbie Bliss yarn – we’ll see how my gauge is with them and hopefully get this new sweater started. Although sitting with a pile of yarn on my lap is not in the cards until the house cools off.

6 Comments:

Blogger Jen said...

beautiful!

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

113, I heard.

8:35 AM  
Blogger .: Raven :. said...

not in a million years would i be able to stand heat like that ... ever.

when it's 80 i get cranky ...
when it's 85 i get tense ...
when it's 90 i'm a full fledged bitch .. and anything about that ... is unmentionable.

6:59 PM  
Blogger potusol said...

It's only 116 if you stand out in the full sun, in the shade it's barely 112. You people are wimps.

: )

9:30 PM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

9:43 PM  
Blogger SquareSlant said...

All the good adjectives have been used! It looks great!

7:27 PM  

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