Utter Lunacy – or Knitting Socks in a Heat Wave


Its redundant to complain about the heat, everyone on the west side of the continent, and elsewhere has it too. Wildfires prompted a health advisory here, and the thought of all that loss to heat and flame is worrying. We did a ceremony out in Lytton, a ceremony offering compassion to all beings and specifically to the Chinese railroad workers who died all those years ago. 42 degrees celcius, imagine that. Believe it or not, it is possible to sit still, even when in robes and under the hot sun, sweat pouring, blinding the vision. Sit and chant, and offer whatever good comes from it to all who are in need, whenever, wherever.

No pictures of the ceremony on my part, which was an oversight as the altar was beautiful.


This is from two years ago – the ceremony is an annual event.

Knitting you ask? Where is the knitting?

Not too much of the woolly stuff going on. However, the Briggs and Little yarn from Nova Scotia was too tempting to resist. It smells so good, and gives one an excuse to just sit in the comfy chair, fans blowing, brain dulled, knitting row after row. Heavy duty hiking socks – crazy isn’t it? And yet, I will likely be complaining of the lack of sun in oh, four or five months, and relishing these squishy, comfy socks.

The heat did break a bit today – this is the view of the sea of cat tails out at Steveston. Actual ocean beyond.


5 thoughts on “Utter Lunacy – or Knitting Socks in a Heat Wave

  1. Sandra July 11, 2015 / 1:45 am

    Knitting day soon? I’ve got socks on the go too – we could knit in the garden, if it’s not raining (which I hope it is)

    • warpandwoofknitting July 13, 2015 / 3:40 am

      Hi Sandra – I’d love to have a tea and knit. We should co-ordinate… I’ll email you directly!

      Sent from my iPad


    • warpandwoofknitting July 18, 2015 / 8:43 pm

      Hi Sandra; How goes it neighbour? I thought I’d see what your schedule is like and wander over with my knitting one afternoon – how is next week looking for you? Hope all is well over there. Michele

  2. mugo July 12, 2015 / 10:43 am

    You HAVE to be joking! There is no life after 30 c. Not in my books anyway. We had a heatwave the other Wednesday. Britain sweated and then we returned to our normal, in the teens, temps. Lovely socks. Must send you a photo of my new bed socks knitted for me. Better still, I’ll post a photo. Not that they, the socks, will be confined to under the bedclothes!

    • warpandwoofknitting July 13, 2015 / 3:39 am

      Hi Rev. Mugo- I only wish it was a joke- it got really hot here. The poor old province is on fire, but we finally got a bit of rain. Thanks for the comment, I’d love to see your new socks too. Wishing you well. Bows Michele

      Sent from my iPad


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