that has somehow seemed worth noticing:
the straw-bale seating much improved
by the purse spindle in my hands
(9 gram Jenkins Kuchulu)
and the new Brandi hat to replace the one
that fell out of my pocket after years of faithful service
keeping my ears warm and the rain off my glasses.
of backstrap experiments
my assumptions about
its inherent incompatibility.
apparently enjoying its extended life
as much as I have been
(not together, but both heading south --following the mice?)
and then a black cat we thought (pretended), was a panther.
--Also, drawing some instructions
(hopefully something I can share before too long)
are always magical
even when the thing I most like
about fancy cocktails
is drawing them.
when I can get a little work done
without moving from the spot in the sun
outside the woodshed.
and deciding on the 20 gram yellow Hepty,
for the spin-and-knit-as-I-go Summer Sweater.
For some odd reason
though the spindle is four grams lighter than the wooden one,
the finished chain-plied yarn is a hair thicker
(2700 yards/lb vs 2900yards/lb)
and thus slightly easier to knit.
Also, the spindle shaft is longer on the yellow one,
so it holds more.
but I haven't drawn it yet
(and anyway you're probably less excited than I am
about sketches of our undies
hanging in the sun),
so I'll leave you here--
barefoot in the mud.