Saturday, August 05, 2006
Sky and Mitts
Pattern: Diamond Handwarmers from CIC knitter Ruth
Yarn: Cascade 220 Quatro worsted weight 100% wool (the turquoise) and Elann Peruvian Highland Wool, worsted weight 100% wool in dusty rose.
Needles: #4 24" Addi Turbos
Gauge: 5.5 stitches/inch, 8 rows/inch
I love Ruth's pattern for a quick knit with impressive results. I especially like that I can cast on 40 stitches and knit the entire mitt in one piece.
Her pattern is well written, easy to follow, and quick to knit.
In Michigan we say if you don't like the weather, wait ten minutes. In actuality, sometimes it takes a few days for the weather to change. But there are many times the weather does change in a few hours or less.
No one who has lived here long puts great stock in the weather forecasts. Sometimes they're right, and sometimes they're not. Many of them say things like "40% chance of rain" or "thunderstorms possible". I could write those forecasts without any expensive equipment or satellite images and be just as accurate.
This morning the sky was clear and blue. The weather forecast was for a 90 degree hot day.
By this afternoon, the clouds had moved in. The high was 83 degrees, and there is a 30% chance of thunderstorms this evening. Much nicer than the hot, humid days we had earlier in the week.