It's the time of those annoying mosquitoes again, and I have the itchy bites to proof it! Have I ever told you how much fun it is, to swim with the dogs?
Happy swims over to me, and I take his rubber bone and throw it, he swims after it, and brings it back. Real nice, and easy.
Denny however does not seem to be relaxed when I'm in the pool. He follows me around the pool at first (outside), until he can't stand it any longer. Then he throws himself into it with a big splash and paddles towards me, keeping his mouth shut, breathing through the nose. Once he's reached me, he grabs my shoulder strap, and tucks at it. I'm not sure how I should take this. Is he trying to rescue me, or does he not approve of my swim wear? It makes me laugh, and I grab him, and hold him in my arms, until he starts to struggle, and wants to get out. He's easy to hold in the water, compared to on land, where he feels like a bag of cement. Anyway, they swim with me back and forth, and overall everybody is just happy, when I get out. I think they have much more fun, when I'm not involved in their water plays.
So yesterday was rest day. I really thought I would not spin a thing, and put away the fiber I was working on on Sunday. But during the course of the day, I joined a Mystery KAL in the SAG group on ravelry. I've been a test knitter for this, so I've already made one, but I want to make another one with SAG hand spun yarn.
I've got two colorways finished, and needed a third one. It takes forever to get packages from the US and I didn't want to wait that long, since I have to spin the yarn first, and dye it to the shade I have in mind. I grabbed some superwash merino from my fiber stash and dyed it in deep purple.
Since I'm a dabbler in dyeing, it did not turn out as I wanted it. At first I thought I was going to over dye the fiber, but now I'm going to finish the yarn, and dye the yarn instead. It's going to be a 2-ply yarn, and I've finished the first bobbin today.
So, there you have it. I'll spin some more on bobbin # 2 today, but I'm sure it will not get done tonight. I'll be lucky when I'm going to ply it later tomorrow.