Just talked to my dear friend Rich who lives in NYC. He said it is 94 degrees there. Right now. It's April. I can only imagine it will get hotter. Ick. If I had to choose from obscene heat and dreary rain, I almost always would choose rain. The heat is just so unbearable to me. I am almost done with the Rowan Claudia top. The back is finished and I'm about halfway through the front. I am going to do the sleeves at the same time. I've never tried that, so I'm looking forward to learning something new!