Finally had a day that was dry, but without someone doing yardwork outside to kick up all the dust. It’s tricky! (I finished taking pictures just as the yardwork dude showed up with his weed whacker.)
Some of the edges of the shawl/scarf/whatever are a little wobbly. And the whole thing smells unattractively of lanolin and dust. But it will have to wait a little bit longer for a good blocking, because this is Mildew Season. Not so cold that I fire up the wood stove, and not so warm that things dry out on their own.
I literally go through a bath towel every day, because it doesn’t dry a speck between one shower and the next. Trying to block knitting under these circumstances is just a recipe for frustration and heartbreak. (And mildew.)
Despite the fact that most of America is either literally or figuratively on fire, we are having a typical Pacific Northwest early summer: overcast and 65 degrees.
I’m so sorry. I feel bad even mentioning it. I really do feel lucky to live here, though. Clammy towels or not.