Saturday, July 15, 2006

102 degree socks

What is going on with the weather? Is it just me or does it feel like we're dipping our toes in Hell right now. I just checked the forecast & it's going to be 102 today. I moved to California for sunshine & 80+ degree weather, not 100+ degree weather. Maybe the global warming issue is for real! Crap! The worst part about it is that I'm supposed to move to a city that is typically 5-10 degrees hotter than where I live now. What am I thinking? I hate hot weather!

The other "fun" issue is the air conditioner is only cooling (and I use the term "cooling" lightly) my home to 85 degrees AND my electric bill this month is $327.00. Unbelievable! Can anyone recommend somewhere that has 75-80 degree sunny weather year round with no hurricanes, tornadoes, rain or humidity? Wait a second, I think I know where that is -- HEAVEN. No thanks, I'm not ready.

So here I am complaining about the heat...and I'm knitting socks. I don't think I'll ever be wearing socks again (at least in this climate), so maybe I'm knitting them as gifts. These socks are from the new Knitty issue & they're called RPM. They are a fun & fairly easy knit until you get to the heel. At that point you have to make a decision if you're going to do a heel flap with gusset or the short row heel. I TRIED the short row heel twice. One side looked great, the other was a little too holey for me so I ripped it all back & now I'm doing the heel flap & gusset. I think I need to find a short row heel expert & hang out with them. By the way, I'm using the Socks that Rock lightweight yarn & Addis Turbo size 2 needles. This is the first time using the STR yarn & it definitely won't be the last. I LOVE THIS YARN! YUMMY!!


Tiffany said...

Your RPMs look so good! Excellent yarn choice. =) I've never tried STR...will definitely have to sometime!

Judy said...

What color is your STR? I love that!

Lynda said...

Amen on the heat! - our SCE bill this month was $312 and I about cried! Glad it isn't just me, but sorry it's you too! - I seriously thought it might be a mistake!

~Kristie said...

The Socks that Rock colorway is called "Ruby Slippers", but I don't believe they make it anymore. Actually I would have named it "Summer Berries" because it has the color of raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. YUM!