Knit nite on Wednesday was a blast. Good company and productive knitting, and some show and tell.
Lorajean (KnittedWit) brought samples of her new hand-dyed yarn colors, as well as her baby. He was charming, and the colors were great. It was the first time LJ had seen all the colors laid out together; it was breath-taking! The colors are a little more saturated here than in real life; I took the picture with my phone.
Helen (Painted Skeins), our other hand-dyer, brought her baby, too. So cute, but no picture! She was stash-busting, and brought some seconds that she wanted to clear out. We were happy to oblige. Here’s what came home with me.
The purple is called pinot, and it’s a short skein. I’m sure I can find something to do with it, but not a pair of socks because there’s not enough yarn. And I still don’t knit socks with fingering weight yarn! The gray didn’t have a name on it, just a tag that said “knot.” I don’t mind a few knots if that’s all that stands between me and playing with this pretty fog-colored yarn.
Summer is sailing by. I hurried back from camping a couple weeks ago to prepare my house for a house concert. It was the third summer we’ve done this fund raiser event. Music, wine, dessert. How many people can I fit in my small living room and dining room?
Quite a few! You get really close to the music in a house this size.
There was time for some show and tell with the harp . I didn’t realize that a harp gets tuned for whatever key it’s going to be played in. There’s a lever on each string so the note can be raised a half step, at least with this kind of harp. Beautiful music, and a fun evening.
What else? Lots of water. We had a family “intro to sailing” lesson with a local business, Scovare Expeditions. Captain Ian was great, and explained the physics of it to us because enquirin’ minds wanted to know. It was a fun way to spend some family time, too.
The Teen decided to rock the pirate look for the family photo.
And I went kayaking with my friend Vickie, who took these pictures. I was camera-less.
I love my hat. I bought it in Hoi An, Vietnam last summer. It’s very effective as a sun shield. And oddly suited to me…
How’s your summer?