So that's not so much an unusual headline - "hot weather in Arizona", but it's getting a little carried away. The 110+ numbers have been going on for a few days now and enough is enough. Today it hit 115 (humidity in the 10-15% range). We ran some errands up in the Phoenix area this morning and have spent this afternoon in the house with the a/c working hard. We're currently getting late afternoon/evening duststorms/thunder/lightning and a little rain. Its rained "buckets" but lasts only 5-10 minutes.
The one good thing about the heat is I don't feel guilty staying inside and doing some knitting.
I'm working on one more dishcloth (I know I said I wasn't going to knit anymore), but I just couldn't resist this pattern with more lace around the points. I'm calling it "creamsicle" after the orange sherbet/vanilla ice cream frozen on a stick Popsicle back in the day!
I also started a new shawl - Miami Beach Shawl. This means I now have 4 unfinished shawls. Hopefully this one will be a "completed" one. I've really got a case of "startitis". This shawl is being knit with Cascade Ultra Pima - a very soft cotton yarn. The yarn color is "purple ice", but it looks kinda gray in this picture. It will be perfect to wear in "over" air conditioned restaurants, etc. I knitted on this last night at our Thursday night knit/crochet group and was amazed how fast it is going and I'm not making counting mistakes. This is coming right along and so far it's a pretty easy knit: