Monday, September 12, 2011


Or "Hurray, it doesn't feel like Phoenix anymore!"! Our heat wave finally broke late yesterday afternoon, when the leaves started rustling with a cool coast breeze. I opened up the windows and doors as the wind picked up to blow out all the stuffiness, and rejoiced when it actually got chilly enough inside to enjoy a hot drink before bedtime.

Most of the day was hot and still. I donned shorts, turned the ceiling fan on high and listened to stories of 9/11 on public radio while I knitted and spun. I finished the lace section of my mini-Kleio:

and made significant progress on my BFL/silk roving from Laura:
She calls this colorway "Water Lilies," and it has a refreshingly cool spectrum that amuses me by suggesting other names as I work through the sections, like "Peacock" and "Neon Jellybean."

It was cool enough this morning that I actually wanted to be outside, and sat with my girls for awhile after chores. My Minnesota girls were especially lovey:
Have you ever noticed the cute little racing stripes that gulmogets have on the back of their pasterns?

That's it for now from . . .


Mary Ann said...

Thank heavens for cooler weather! We are having it here, too, despite the 96 degrees this afternoon... a change will come in the night. Yayy for fall!

thecrazysheeplady said...

Cute racing stripes :-). Beautiful spinning!

Dianne@sheepdreams said...

Wow, your spinning is impressive!

I know that feeling of yearning for cooler temperatures. It finally happened here in Kentucky. I thought we were going to dry up and blow away. Enjoy those fall breezes.

Leigh said...

Isn't cool weather a treat after a heat wave? Fall can't come soon enough! That blue colorway is gorgeous BTW.

Tina T-P said...

Wow, those singles are so fine - like thread! Impressive for sure! I hope Jackson is feeling better - sorry you had to forgo that trip to the beach - sounds like today's was much more fun. T.

Michelle said...

It's gotten even cooler with grey skies every morning, Mary Ann and Leigh; I'm enjoying it!

Thanks, Sara, Dianne and Tina! Laura told me to spin it finer than usual because she is going to teach me to Navajo-ply with this. I am being obedient. :-)