Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As I Suspected

It's not just me. I'd figured this was the case, but now I have confirmation. I feel very validated. In case you were unsure of the data, I have done the research and now know that 2 out of 3 knitters interviewed at Chicks With Sticks tonight agree that the weather is making us all stupid and sloth-like. Every third person was either in a coma or too busy wringing out their knitting to answer me when I raised the question.

People who have never napped for more than ten minutes at a time in their entire lives reported losing hours over the last weekend. The rain, which has plagued our little corner of the country for days and weeks at a time, was a topic we tried to avoid but we just kept coming back to it. It is a pervasive and oppressive kind of weather. The only thing you can do is sleep through it whether you want to or not.

And there doesn't seem to be much hope for a dry stretch at this point. Maybe the forecast will change, maybe the sun will forgive us for whatever we have done to deserve this gloomy situation. We can only hope...

Meanwhile, I'm determined to find the silver lining in this never-ending parade of clouds. If I can't have sun, I'll at least have socks. Going to knit night is always a surprising experience for me. With only two sessions of my Summer Of Compensatory Knitting Socialization (S.O.C.K.S) under my belt, I've completed almost a whole sock and this will make for a pair! There may be rain, but it has been good for staying in and knitting. It also doesn't hurt that my feet are so cold and crying out for warm coverings. Saying that in what will soon be the height of summer is just crazy...but it's true. I've been knitting like the wind!

I'd still like to see a little bit of sun, though. I'm worried about all those "third" knitters...

SA

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I gotta agree with ya about this weather... but it looks pretty good here this morning - enjoy your day of leisure :)

mia

Donna Lee said...

We have actually had some dry days and things are drying up and it is more wonderful than I could have imagined. The forecast is for rain most of this week but sunshine for the holiday. The bad part about the sun? I want to sit outside but the rain has encouraged the mosquitos to breed like there's no tomorrow and I seem to be the preferred food source.

trek said...

I am right this very moment listening to thunder and watching the room around me darken severely.

Also, we moms at the pool were comiserating yesterday that with all of the cold and rain last month, June just washed away and now we have only two months before school starts up again. What happened to our summer vacation?!

Cursing Mama said...

That explains my behavior these last few days then. Thank goodness I was beginning to think that there was some strange napping disease going around.

Carrie K said...

Better your weather than our 105 degree weather all weekend. Not to mention what a damper that puts on knitting anything that one would wear.

knitseashore said...

We are having the same weather as you, and I have never had such an urgent need to nap in my whole life!

It has gotten so bad that Chris and I plan our entire schedule around whether or not the sun will appear. Maybe the weather pattern will change soon?

Yarnhog said...

The irony here is killing me. We have so little water that we've been put on "watering schedules" for our yards, water is only slightly less expensive per gallon than gas, and I set timers for the kids for showers. Any time there's a cloud in the sky, all the neighbors rush outside and stare at it hopefully.