Too hot to crochet large pieces

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The Bay Area is having a heat wave - has been having one since Friday last week! It's been very, very HOT.

I spent Friday night, Saturday late afternoon and evening, all day Sunday, and all day Monday in front of a fan. We slept with a fan on. I took the fan into my home office Monday morning while I posted photos and descriptions of 11 crocheted blanket projects - then returned the fan to the living room where I sit to crochet.

By Sunday evening, I had finished making all 50 hexagons and 8 half hexagons for the purples-white-lime green-yellow lap blanket. I hid all the yarn ends and whip-stitched 9 rows together, then ran out of steam at 9:15pm Monday night. It was just too hot to consider sewing the rows together. I kept thinking about all that yarn on my arms, against my body, across my lap and thighs... And decided that putting the rows together would just have to wait until it wasn't so HOT anymore. So, I put each row into its own plastic storage bag, labeled with its row number on a slip of paper.

Last night, I started another hexagon lap blanket using leftover yarn in red and baby green - more colors will be added as I run out of yarn. No one-piece blankets until it gets much cooler!!

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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