Tuesday Tip: How to “Keep Calm and Craft On” in the Hot Summer

Hello, crafters!

It’s Tuesday, and it’s the weather has been quite warm here in Eastern Washington these last few days. Even at the coolest part of the day, we’ve still only managed to reach a weekly low of about 65 degrees. Mr. M. and I don’t have air conditioning, so we’ve been making do with some strategically placed box fans and a boatload of popsicles.

I can live with that. I really can. The hard part is when the AC at work takes a dive and your entire campus becomes a stagnant 90 degrees indoors–when it’s 91 degrees outside. Yikes!

At this point, I feel like a puddle of melted, well, anything. It’s too hot to crochet.

This week’s Tuesday Tip is to know when it’s okay to “keep calm and not carry on”. If it’s so hot that your clammy hands can’t hold your hook, that’s okay! On the other side of the coin, when it’s too cold that your hands are cramped and frozen, it’s okay to stop then, too.

And if you’re still set on crafting–meeting a deadline, for example–make sure you try to keep yourself cool. Work in front of some fans. And as you always should in hot weather, drink lots of water; the better hydrated you are, the better you feel, and the better you feel, the more likely it is for you to start–and keep–crafting.

Stay cool, my friends!

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