If I had to pick just one word to describe today, that one word would have to be “hot.”
Not “last day of June in the northern hemisphere” hot, but the sort of hot reserved for the middle of summer, somewhere near the end of July or early August.
The heat outdoors felt like something akin to a blast furnace, so I spent most of my time indoors, desperate to have a more productive crochet day than yesterday.
I did not get off to the most auspicious start. After finishing work on a Lemonade cookie I began last night, I moved on and crocheted two red and white swirl cookies. Then things got a little more complicated.
I wanted to crochet the four remaining dark chocolate cookies, but the skein of the Red Heart Super Saver coffee fleck yarn I needed to make them seemed to be missing. I knew (beyond a reasonable doubt) that I had purchased two skeins, I knew (also beyond a reasonably doubt) that I had used only one, I knew (in my bones) that the yarn had to be in either the yarn annex or the crochet empire.
After 15 minutes of uninterrupted searching in both the empire and the annex, I was fast approaching my personal tipping point. It would, my mind reasoned, be more efficient to get a new skein of yarn than to look for the one I had “probably” purchased, but could not find, and just in that moment that I gave up, the yarn revealed itself to me in a place I had looked several times.
With all of the yarns I needed at hand, I got to work, and by the end of the day, I had almost completed eight, new, crochet cookies:
In an effort to amuse myself in the mind numbing heat of the day, I had made one of beaded sugar cookies using the colors I think of as Mondrian’s:
Then before I took my dog for his last extended walk of the day, I got this updated photo of the cookie bar graph:
I am now within 28 cookies of having all of the cookies needed for this project, and I can hardly wait to get them all done.