Right place, right time


As I left Judy’s house this evening, one R pointed to the beautiful sunset. Yes, I said, it’s amazing, and off I went. Five minutes later I’d pulled over on Long Wharf in Sag Harbor so I could capture and enjoy the breathtaking sky. There’s the bridge on the left, and North Haven just ahead, across the harbor. Dusk began to settle in the trees, so I turned toward home, and by the time I got here it was full dark. Peepers were peeping in the woods near my house, and I opened the window for a little listen as I turned into the driveway.

It’s been a springless spring. The temperatures stay below normal, and we’ve had many windy, rainy days. And now summer is almost here — how can that be?

I don’t want to forget to show you some of the beautiful fiber that Jen of Spirit Trail Fiberworks has been dyeing. First there’s the incredible 8 ounces of Cotswold/CVM/Alpaca roving, which I just realized really is named “Pear/Celery/Wheat.” That’s exactly what it looks like.


This is the recent Spirit Trail Fiber Club shipment. It’s 4 ounces of Superwash Merino Top. It will be socks one day, I’m sure. I love the deep dark blue.


And another thing I’m sure of: there will be spinning this summer, if I have anything to say about it. I’ve been collecting such beautiful fibers! I’m looking forward to spending more time with my wheels. Before long, I’ll be back to knitting on the neglected projects, as well as all the new ones I’m planning. And the design I’m working on for Jen’s Prime Alpaca yarn is begging for attention, too.

Can you tell that I’m lining up the sanity-savers? Memorial Day is around the corner, and I want to be ready.

10 thoughts on “Right place, right time

  1. What a sunset! Gorgeous! I can’t believe next weekend is Memorial Day. Where did that spring go? I hope your summer isn’t too, too crazy.

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  2. Where was I last night? I totally missed the sunset. Can’t let that happen again. Now that I think of it, I think one of the kids did call me to come upstairs and see something out of the window…I didn’t make it yesterday, but I’ve been spending some days sitting outside knitting, and have been contemplating bringing the wheel outside. That’s my wish for this summer! The fibers look yummy! Miss you!

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  3. Wow, what a great picture!I’m enjoying the cool spring temps – this actually feels like what spring should be. I had the air on by this time last May – yikes!

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  4. A springless spring made better by a summer of spinning. Absolutely! And what a beautiful sunset. I could hear the water from here.

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  5. Wow — that is incredible so glad you shared it 😉 I cannot believe this is Memorial Day Weekend coming up acckkk

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  6. Oh such a beautiful sunset! I’m looking forward to some “me” time this weekend with some knitting and spinning. We’ve actually had a warm spring. I had to turn on the air conditioning way too early. I could use some cooler temps.

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  7. fabulous photos Jane – that is the kind of sunset that takes your breath away, isn’t it.Oh my.. I love that pear/celery fiber. I’ve never spun cotswold, and look forward to hearing about it.

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  8. The sunset is beautiful! Wow. I love it when my timing is so perfect as yours was on Sunday.May the force be with you as the season of summer people arrives. Sending you lots of energy and love to help you prepare.

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  9. Sweet Jane,Hear hear for the sanity savers!Love all the photos I am seeing today. Jen’s yarns are yummy to the max – so are you, dear friend.XOXO

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  10. The deep blue and the ruffus are like the colors of a barn swallow. Just gorgeous. And that sunset, Stunning. Thanks for sharing your colors, Jane. 🙂

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