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Friday, July 22, 2011

Weave-it afghan

I didn't think it could get hotter than yesterday morning but this morning it did!!  We set the alarm an hour earlier and I was out the door walking at 5:30.  That early and it was already 82 degrees and it felt like walking into an oven when I stepped out the door. 
I walked around the lake.  I saw less than a dozen people out that early because they don't open the gates to the lake until later so the only people walking that early are the people who walk to the lake.  I'm not sure what time they open the gates for the cars, but by the time I got around to where the main parking lot was there were lots of cars and people.
I saw the usual rabbits and birds.  The geese were all just waking up and very noisy.  Maybe they like to talk first thing in the morning and are just saying good morning to each other. : )  It was a pretty quiet morning and I'm glad I got to get out early before it really got hot!! I walked 6.2 miles.
Sunrise 5:59
Sunset 8:29
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When I got back from walking I stayed outside watering the plants out front and cooled off a bit before I came inside the house.  Coming into the cold gives me the shivers when I'm that hot.

I've been working on weave-it squares for the current afghan I'm working on which I've mentioned a few times before.  I make 4 squares and then sew the 4 squares together and make a bigger square.  I need to make 72 of these bigger squares.  I now have 24 of them finished.  Each pile pictured is 8 squares which is one row so I have 3 rows done with 6 more rows to go.
The squares are in no particular order.  Once I get all 72 big squares done I'll arrange them all in some kind of pattern and then sew them together.  
This afghan I plan to raffle off at a fundraiser for charity at the Relay For Life for the American Cancer Society in May of next year.  Ken is building a web page which will be ready in October and will explain how you can win the afghan by donating to the American Cancer Society.  I am excited about this and hope I will be able to raise some money. : )

I'm at home again today just doing stuff around the house.  It is nice and cool inside so that's where I've been.  The AC is pretty much running non stop.  It shuts off for a minute and then its right back on again.  I keep it set at 78.

Hope wherever you are you're staying nice and cool.  I really feel bad for all the people who have to be outside working like the people down the street who are paving our new turn lanes.

Till next time........
A smile from me to you.
Happyone : )
Most of us would get long well
if we used the advice we give others.
~ I don't know who said it but how true it is!

8 comments:

  1. You'd better start at 4:30 tomorrow morning! Ai yi yi...it's some hot. I've got a junior weatherman here all day giving me the blow by blow. At 102F, I asked him to stop. ☺

    When the house gets too miserable, I go outside for ten or so minutes and then I appreciated the house being a little cooler at least.

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  2. I keep my AC at 75 and I am almost scared to see my next electric bill. But I'm not going to complain (too much) because I remember last winter and how cold and miserable it was. I'd like to learn how to do one of those weave afghans....a good fall/winter project for me. LOL You certainly have made some beautiful ones (weaves and otherwise)....I'd be happy if I could make something just one third as nice. Have a great weekend.

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  3. I wondered how hot it had to get before (or if) the heat bothered you. Now I know, it has to be 82 degrees at 5:30am. Kudos to you for walking in this soup! Your weave-its look great. What a wonderful idea to raffle it off for charity! You do great work, someone will be very lucky to receive it. Stay cool and enjoy your weekend.

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  4. I think it's wonderful that you are making that afghan to raise money at Relay for Life. It's a great charity, and it looks like the afghan is going to be beautiful.

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  5. WOW! Hot for that early. You had the lake almost to yourself.

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  6. I am alittle concerned about our bill as well, but I would rather eat Peanut Butter and Jelly and Hot Dogs for a month than be so overheated and drippy all the time.

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  7. Hi Karen, Again ---I admire you for getting up THAT early to do your walking on such a hot day...

    Love your afghan.. That is such a nice thing to do. Relay for Life is such a great cause...

    Have a good weekend.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Yeppers, we in the NE, are in a hot spell!!!

    I'm so glad we installed the wall A/C-heater Units!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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