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Attention, People in the Houston Area…

If you are in the Houston area, and you haven’t been outside yet, leave your keyboard right now and GO. Go outside. Go frollic in the springtime sun. After two hot and muggy days, it is amazing and cool outside right now! (Cool being relative, since it is 68 degrees – that probably isn’t cool to some people up North from us, is it?) And the humidity? 42%!!! That never happens! So not only is it cool, it isn’t muggy at all. It is so beautiful!

Final Exam SockI thought it was just a random fluke. I thought surely it wouldn’t last. I was wrong!

Today – May 11: Sunny, 84°/54°
Fri – May 12: Sunny, 87°/62°
Sat – May 13: Mostly Sunny, 93°/66°
Sun – May 14: Isolated T-Storms, 84°/64°
Mon – May 15: Partly Cloudy, 82°/61°
Tue – May 16: Mostly Sunny, 84°/63°
Wed – May 17: Mostly Sunny, 85°/67°
Thu – May 18: PM T-Storms, 84°/67°
Fri – May 19: Scattered Showers, 89°/67°
Sat – May 20: Partly Cloudy, 92°/73°

Of course, the worst weather (highest temperatures) predicted are on the weekends. But next week, the first week of my summer break, is all supposed to be NICE. A few clouds, maybe a thunderstorm, but otherwise? Beautiful weather!

Now I just hope that prediction doesn’t change!

Final final is today. Photography, at 12:30 this afternoon. It should be short and sweet, I should be out of there within 30 minutes. I’ve reviewed the study guide, I wrote out all the definitions and answered all the questions – I should be good to go. Then, to celebrate the end of the semester, tomorrow is sit & knit day with Katy at Twisted Yarns! Whee!

The sock above is the sock I mentioned the other day that I was somewhat “meh” about. To cleanse my brain after that final in Chemistry II yesterday, I turned the heel, worked the gusset, and started on the foot. I need “mindless” knitting during finals, plus something that is easy to tote around with me in case I have time to kill, like when I was waiting for my Biology II grade the other day. I just sat in the hallway and knit until she had our tests scanned and our overall grade calculated. The yarn is Trekking XXL #107, and in person it is pinks and green. Very appropriate colors for spring. I started out with the basic 56 stitch, 56 row sock pattern, but it was a little too tight, so I frogged them and went up to 64 stitches. I’m knitting with the Magic Loop method, using Addi Turbos in a US 000. Yes, a triple zero. Most people, who don’t knit loose like me, would be using a US 0.

By Christine

Christine is an Avenger of Sexiness. Her Superpower is helping Hot Mamas grow their Confidence by rediscovering their Beauty. She lives in the Heights in Houston, Texas, works as a boudoir photographer, and writes about running a Business of Awesome. In her spare time, she loves to knit, especially when she travels. She & her husband Mike have a food blog at Spoon & Knife.

7 replies on “Attention, People in the Houston Area…”

Wow, I am jealous – here in Michigan it is a mere 45 out and raining buckets. The rain it knocking all the tulip petals off their stems and all the flowering trees have shed their petals like dandruff on the lawns. Hope you are outside enjoying!

I fear the 000… Why oh why isn’t there a 00 circular?! I need it for my socks!

I like those colors for some reason, even tho they aren’t really “my” colors.

I bet that there is a 00 circular, if you can get them from Europe. I bought my 000 circular in the US, but it was in a small shop that had a few odd sizes of things. I got a 2.25mm circular from them too, and it is a great size for me to have – right between the 0 and the 1!

I would look on Ebay – there are some US sellers there with obscure sizes!

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