Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kauai in January

Brrrr!!! Can you feel the chill in the air? It's in the mid-seventies instead of the high seventies. I've had to switch from my usual tank top to a short sleeve T-shirt! Luckily, I haven't had to close any windows yet, except the one by my bed at night. My other four bedroom windows can stay wide open for now.

Hee hee. I'm mean, aren't I? This post was inspired by surfing my morning blogs and seeing all the wintery weather out there. I'll have to admit, I was a little jealous back in mid-December with all those beautiful snow pictures you posted, but now all I read about is how cold y'all are.

So sorry, but I have to take this opportunity to gloat a wee bit.

On Kauai, we have wonderful weather and fabulous beaches, but not much else. So when you Mainlanders blog about your grand thrift shops, fabulous quilt shows, giant discount fabric shops, local yarn stores (that actually have sock yarn...and wool yarn!).....well, I get jealous. So here's my little bit of revenge. This is the view out one of my sewing room windows yesterday.

Sunshine, emerald green grass, warm balmy breezes, all on a sleepy little island waaaaaay out in the Pacific Ocean. I'm not jealous of your white Christmases any more.
Elsewhere in my sewing room, someone is patiently waiting for my thumb tendonitis to get better:
I'm only knitting ten rows a night on my Cable Rib Sock, but my thumb still complains every morning. I've been sewing instead of knitting lately; perhaps in tomorrow's post I'll be able to show you what I'm making.

Time to get up and get moving. It's currently 75 degrees fahrenheit and the sun is shining. Time to get back into my sewing room.


Kim in Oregon said...

At least the sun is shining here today!

Thanks for stopping by the blog!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Hi!! I better not show my DH your post!! He would want to sell it all at any cost to move to Kauai!!! Cute project!! BTW it's 7 degrees here with a wind chill of about 10 below. We have 6 inches of snow on the ground! I must say it's cold but it sure is pretty!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm reading some of your previous posts. I should be working... but this is so much more fun!

When we lived on Oahu I was so jealous of Mainlanders who had fall leaves, sticks to gather, thrift shops that sold something other then Auntie's mu-mus, hot soup on a cold day, rain, snow, fog... oh I'd ache for it! But I never lost sight of Hawai'i's beauty. That... and the Japanese 99¢ store.

Unknown said...

So jealous! Coming to Kauai in a couple months though!
I need some more yarn and can't find a current email for Hanalei Strings and Things. Do you know of one?