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Rainy day knitting

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Sock Knitting ProjectWe were having a heat wave (who wasn't?) but when I compare a heat wave in LA to what we were having here I feel as if I'm cheating to even think of complaining. I escaped LA just before their worst heat wave hit, and am blessed to have experienced the miniscule "heat wave" here in upstate NY which lasted only two or three days. The day before yesterday we had a great thunderstorm in the afternoon and things have steadily cooled off ever since. Each day we get more rain ... rain in the summer, what a treat. I'm used to several months of dry heat that just won't go away. Last evening it was so pleasant sitting in the living room, knitting with the windows open, listening to the birds ... especially this one Cardinal with a great voice ... and the chicadas singing in waves. Later the rain came, gentle for a while then pounding hard. Windows open. Knitting. Husband nearby. Very nice, and very different for me. I was so distracted by the joy of the moment that I messed up one of the decorative rows of my sock. Oh well. It will be a little reminder of a beautiful moment. ~firefly


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