A partly cloudy good morning to you! 72 Farenheit is 21 Celsius, and for those of us easing out of winter, it's just about barefoot weather. Five years ago, when DH and I were in Sydney and still jet lagged, we found a 24 hour cafe on the harbor where we could catch breakfast at 7 AM. We were sitting out on the patio in our shirt-sleeves, enjoying the warm morning, watching the commuters come off the boats wrapped in heavy coats and hats and scarves as if they were expecting blizzards. It's all a question of being acclimated. May is autumn in Oz, and everyone was used to the searing summer heat. 72 was downright chilly to them. May is the start of spring for us, and we were coming out of a lingering winter. 72 feels downright balmy!! And we will probably get that high again today. I, at least, intend to gt balmy.
And then, the weatherman tells us, the thunderstorms will roll in. We're going out for dinner tonight. I'd better remember to bring a slicker for the walk back to the car.
The washcloth bush is producing quite nicely. Wonder what I'm going to do with these when they're all harvested? I'm beginning to think washcloths are like zucchinis. Lots of fun to grow but then what do you do with them?
*How can you tell that a guy has no friends at all? In August, you'll see him in the grocery store, buying a zucchini.*
Yesterday, I spent hours with the bamboo yarn and my Barbara Walker pattern books, trying simpler and simpler forms of lace. For starters, I just don't love multi-colored lace. It's too busy. You go to all that work to create a fabulous, intricate fabric, and the colors play a dissonant counter-pattern. And in the second place, I'm lazy, and lace needs you to pay attention. How do you remember where you stop on a multi-row repeat? I couldn't read the fabric. Stitch markers between every repeat helped keep the count right, but is this a purl side of the chart or a knit? I wound up with good old feather and fan, and it's making quite a lovely scarf!! Pictures when I have a few more repeats done.