I like the fan idea. Even when it's not that hot here the humidity can be high enough to make for sweaty hands. Thanks, Antares, for the great tip! I'll keep my little battery powered fan handy for just such a situation.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper