Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Cooler Weather

Yesterday I woke up and ran in 77 degree weather. This is not typical August weather for Arizona. Usually the lows hover in the mid to low 90s, so it was a welcome treat even if the humidity was in the same range. With such cool weather, the kiddos and I spent a lot of time outside. They set about washing the wheelbarrow, which led to much fun with the hose in the sprinkling rain. Bikes, scooters and roller blades were pulled out of the garage. Each kiddo did laps around the park while I mowed our little Arizona lawn with the push mower. I then sat for a bit to knit while they ran some more. I am working on my third project for Camp Loopy. I chose a sweater this time and am actually accepting my climate and making it out of cotton. We shall see how this works.

Rain and increasing temperatures moved us indoors after a bit. I soon closed up the windows, but it was such a nice time letting the cooler fresh air into the house.

9 comments:

  1. yesterday was AWESOME! i even went for a power walk in the evening... 1 1/2 miles (not a lot but since i haven't done anything in months it was pretty good.)
    love the red. i am knitting with cotton too!

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  2. I would love a small break from the heat, it has been brutal this week in North Texas. I love the color of your yarn!

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  3. It always is nice letting in the fresh air, even just for short times. I love the red!

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  4. Gorgeous yarn!!! It's going to look so pretty on you, love it. It's been mild weather for two weeks here and I am enjoying every single day after many summers of heat waves!

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  5. I love the color and I love cotton. It is a bit different from wool to work with but so nice for the warmer weather you have. Very pretty!

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  6. I am so envious, it is still hot and humid here.
    Thanks for your help, I am headed to the LYS tomorrow for yarn to start my own bag.

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  7. That was the most amazing day right? At 10am we headed to the park and it sprinkled lightly the whole time. Katherine even needed a sweater. Lots of kids at the park and I chatted with so many neighbors that day! I also trimmed all my roses in front.

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  8. i've been grateful for overcast skies and a sprinkling here or there the last few days - it cools things off so much!

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  9. that must have felt so nice to have cooler temps! i can't imagine the heat, we've had one of the coolest summers ever here.

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