Jun 26, 2007

Summer Nights

Blue skiesI just love the summer when it stays light so late into the evening. On some evenings, like tonight, we can squeeze in a little time at the pool to end the day. It was wonderful! My brother had a late flight home so he came too. I have to say that this was the best visit I had with him in a long time. It was quiet and low key and without many distractions. We had time to talk and laugh and relax. I just can't say enough and the best part is that I'll get to see him again on Thursday when I go up to visit my new firm's NY office for the day. Woo hoo!

As much as I enjoy the summer and all of the time spent by the pool it does seem to generate a huge amount of laundry. I wash towels and bathing suits just about every night just to keep up. Not that I'm complainin' or anything. Just an observation.

Yarn on winderBy the way, the plying continues and now I nearly have 2 completed skeins. On the positive side, I've been able to use my new Fricke skein winder to take the yarn off the bobbin and, thanks to the counter, I have a pretty accurate indication of the yardage in the skeins so far. On the negative side, it seems unlikely that the finished yarn will be enough for the shawl I have in mind. I'll just have to break out the dye pot this weekend.


Carole Knits said...

I love these long days, too. Tell me about your skein winder, please.

Cursing Mama said...

I'm with you on the towel consumption. I finally brought out the old drying rack from the laundry room and plunked on the deck with an announcement of 1 towel every 2 days - dry 'em yourselves - END OF STORY.

clothesknit said...

the spinning and plying is coming along beautifully! did you get an electric skein winder?

Carol said...

That yarn is so nice! Glad you had a nice visit with your family!