Thursday, May 26, 2016

Poncho in the Heat

 I am so not complaining about the weather.  I love it.  Sure it is humid, but my bones are not frozen.  The windows are open. The porch is heavenly.  Storms excite me when they are not severe.  So this is my bulky knitting for our first 90 degree day of the year.  

Call me kooky.  You are not the first! It is called the Ribbed Poncho and that's probably enough information for now. I dont' expect a deluge of requests for a super bulky yarn knit up in summer.  I totally want this ready for campfire nights.  

I got gauge first.  I took the stitches off the needles last night to check the size and it is perfect ladies!  150 stitches are not hard to wrangle in super bulky wool ease.  
 Fezzy boy is on patrol on the porch. He was unafraid of the storms last night.  He wants those chipmunks and birdies and bunnies in the yard.  Once night falls he wants those flying insects that come to the screen. 
These Irises are having their best showing ever!  Did I tell you though, I lost 5 rose bushes over winter?  Ah well.  I planted zinnias instead.  By seed. They are a no brainer and I adore them in August and September.   

Have a great Thursday!  

19 comments:

Kim in Oregon said...

You are truly kooky in a wonderful way!

Vera said...

Love your Iris - ours are really abundant this year too. And Fezzik - so handsome! Does he talk to the creatures? Our cat does -- talks to all the birds and apparently lures our the mice...this morning there was a mouse, belly-up, in the yard just off our patio. Hopefully my husband will have removed it by the time I get home. Love your poncho - that will be perfect in the Fall.

Suburban prep said...

I am knitting in this humidity that we have. I have to keep myself busy on top of tending to my aging parents who have serious health issues. Knitting helps keep me sane.
I walked into their condo and turned on the air -- a bit hot.

Tired Teacher said...

Still a tiny bit chilly here, so transport your thoughts to my unscreened back deck or open front porch. Your bulky knit would help keep the chill away as we chat and sip hot tea. . . P.S. I have squirrels in my yard to entertain Fezzik, too.

Bridget said...

I'm glad someone likes heat and humidity, 'cause I'm a cool/cold weather person who cannot stand it.

Enjoy your weather, your knitting, and your long weekend! :-)

Dee said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh...sweet Fezzik. He and Giroux could be great hunting pals. Giroux is a superior lizard hunter. He does bugs too. UGH!

The poncho looks like it's made a great start. New socks on the needles for me this morning.

Betsy said...

Ah! I love pictures of Fessik. He looks so sweet and regal at the same time. I knit all of the time in all seasons, but we are blessed to have very low humidity out here in the Northwest. At least where we live. That poncho looks like perfect campfire wearing attire.
Blessings,
Betsy

Teresa Kasner said...

I think your poncho will be perfect for sitting around a summer campfire.. then it will smell like smoke and remind you of the fun. Smoky grey! I had a good year for irises too.. but boy did they go fast. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Simply Playing said...

I knit a sweater last year while the temps were in the nineties. I say go where the inspiration takes you! Your cat is beautiful. I had a ginger tabby once named Zooey. He was such a love.

Delighted Hands said...

Nice knitting, even if it is with bulky! lol The flowers are very showy, so enjoyable. Your cat is such a beauty...

elns said...

The Irises look great! I love the idea of you sitting around a campfire roasting things in a poncho. How cute!

Araignee said...

It did get hot quick didn't it. I thought I was going to melt today. AC is now on because that humidity is unbearable. It is hard to get excited by wool in the summer but if you don't you won't be ready for fall which is not that far away-thank goodness. I am a cold weather gal. I spent most of today in an ice rink wearing Lopi mittens and loved it.
I love zinnias. I can't wait to see yours!

Amanda K said...

Ohhhh your cat is STUNNING! He looks completely majestic.

Caffeine Girl said...

Wait till that poncho gets a little bigger! I'm knitting a worsted weight sweater and I can only work on it in the mornings when it's cooler (We don't have AC!)
Fezzik looks very alert. Our cats love it when they can hang out on the screened porch -- so many sights, sounds and smells!

karen said...

I dislike heat and hate humidity - but, I am not complaining either. The change in weather is welcoming and it feels like summer time. Love your poncho and I bet you get a tad sweaty under it, unless it's early in the morning :)

Mereknits said...

I knit year round with any yarn I like, bulky, wool it doesn't matter. That is why I have air conditioning.
Hugs,
Meredith

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Nice start to that poncho! Can't wait to see more. I love ponchos! I think they are perfect for summer evenings.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Fezzik is soooo handsome. I'm hoping my Rupert grows nice and big.

Love the irises. I lost one rosebush this year, and totally not the one I thought I would. I lost mellow yellow. She looked like she was going to come back then just died off.

I'm waiting until the sales start then I will go see what's left. I'd like another yellow one, but I'd love a white or a red one too.

Judy S. said...

Send some of that warmth our way please! It's chilly and gray here......

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