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Monday, July 17, 2006

It Could Be Worse

So the forecasters say it felt like 101 degrees in NYC today and I'm sweating my butt off right now. But, it could be worse, it could be 1891:

victorian dress

I don't know how those women lived through hot summers with all those clothes on! However, I guess the argument would be they didn't have to deal with global warming. Anyone know what the average temperature would have been during a northeastern summer in 1891? Well, whatever it was, I'm sure it was still unbearable!

Because of the weather, it's been pretty hard to sit at my computer and do any work. It's just so darn hot, and it doesn't help I'm on the top floor of my building. I've noticed that I've been spending a lot more time at work lately too - sometimes til 7pm. Hey, it's nice and cool, we have nice Macs and I'd just be at home, on my crappy PC in the heat doing the same thing. Right?

Sundara's pattern is back from the tech editor and will be sent off to the test knitters after a few minor corrections (Yay!). The Hipknits pattern is just about finished and was photographed this weekend. The second Hipknits pattern is also well on it's way, though I had quite a time of knitting 11 rows, ripping out 9, knitting 5 rows, ripping out 7, etc. Basically I ended up with the same amount of knitting at the end of the weekend as in the beginning, but it's all under control now! Some progress shots coming soon.


carrie said...

thanks for giving us a little perspective! can't wait to see your new patterns.

Alison said...

And there was no air conditioning:) I've lived in the South all my life and the weather is still getting to me. I'm just very glad that I can wear my shorts and tank top instead of an 1891 get-up!

sturdygirl said...

you are right about the clothing. i guess we do have it a lot easier, though now we have smog. :)

i've been ripping out a lot lately too. i guess it's good to remember that it's just part of the process.

dlittlegarden said...

Good point! I can barely handle tissue tees in this heat.

cynic the lamb said...

Just looking at the photo you posted, the sweat began pouring off of me. AGH! The mere suggestion of it was too much.
As for knitting, yeah, that's a nice concept. The only reason I'm not ripping back rows along with you is because I refuse to pick up those needles right now. I promise, I will someday knit again. When it's under 70 degrees out.
Meanwhile, great work! Can't wait until your pattern is released.

Moni said...

ugh! I don't know how they did it either! and no air-conditioning!

It's hot here, too. I don't do hot very well..