One could theoretically go coat less in the afternoon.
It reminds me of the time of year as a kid you would dig out your bike from a snowdrift where it was chained to the back porch and go riding in the mud on the street.
But I have a confession: I was a slow-to-learn bike rider. I must have been 8 or 9 before I learned how to ride without training wheels.
I remember watching a kid in my grade bike home from school one spring and suddenly it just clicked. I knew I'd be able to ride my bike. And ta-da, I did. Granted I had about 2 or 3 years of practice leading up to that point, but it really was just that something finally "clicked."
During my blog hiatus, although I wasn't knitting (I'm knitting Kate's Cardigan from the latest issue of Knitcircus...and I'm not at a point where I can knit it in short time bursts) I got it in my head that I could finally figure out how to spin on my spindle.
I don't know what it was. It finally just clicked! It was probably the nearly a year of spinning on my wheel to get the drafting down right, but spindle spinning is more about coordination and keeping the drafting going, the spindle spinning and the excess roving from getting in the way all at the same time.
I actually enjoy it!! I used to HATE attempting to spindle spin.
I also like the fact I'm able to pick it up and spin a few yards between changing a diaper, making Chunky a lunch or making dinner.
I'll leave you with the latest in Mt. Redoubt news. I'm taking it upon myself to keep my Lower 48 brethren in the know about this volcano after Big Boss* said today he hadn't heard of the volcano action in Alaska.
She blew again this weekend and hit Anchorage and the Matanuska Valley (where I'm from) with a nice coat of ash.
For a spectacular picture of the volcano erupting at night with lots of apocalyptic looking lightning click here.
*Big Boss was in a deposition on Friday when I emailed him my progress on the Data Input Project from Hell. He emailed me back not to fret but to continue on the pace I've been keeping. Sigh. So hooray for not being in deep kimchi for not having it all done, but boo to having to keep doing this crap at night!