[post edited 7/25/06 to add the URL of another Knitting Camp blogger--see below]
As I suffered through the heat of the Midwest last week, I harbored smug thoughts of the relative coolness of my Pacific Northwest home.
Little did I know that Seattle would attempt to emulate Chicago this week, leaving those of us without air conditioning (that is, most all of us) prostrate and whiny in the 95 degree heat. This morning Gingko begged me to buy a fan--and it didn't take much persuading. In the third store I found 1 (ONE!) fan for sale--but someone else was heading toward just as I did. We asked the store clerk if there were others somewhere, but he said they'd sold out days ago. In a desperate attempt to re-balance my karmic destiny, I offered the fan to the family with small children (after all, Gingko is 17, she'll complain about something anyway, right?). Luckily they decided to continue on--the husband explained that their car had airconditioning so they didn't mind driving around (and my car, dear readers, relies on open windows, an old t-shirt tossed over the steering wheel when parked, and a loud radio to keep the heat at bay).
Here's Sashiko, submerged in a bid to escape the heat:
Several Knitting Camp participants have been blogging about their experiences, so if your participation has to be virtual you might enjoy stopping by these sites:
Sarah http://handknitter.sarahpeasley.com/ great pictures of the camp contest
Terri http://sailingknitter.blogspot.com/ modeling her Theatre Heater Hooters, not to be missed
Franklin http://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/ giving a hilarious blow-by-blow account of his first Camp experience
Nilda http://nildamesa.typepad.com/waltzing_knitilda/ she's still writing about the trip there, but I know we'll wind up in Marshfield soon....
And inadvertently overlooked: Deb http://mikew.ca/deblog/
OK, I'm off to sit in the basement for a while!