Whether the weather is good or bad, we get to spend time outdoors. Surf is up in East Cove with winds from the west in the 50 mph range. I am mostly prepared for any weather. The one drawback in the cottage is that the bathroom windows, one bathroom has a shower, the other a toilet, are permanently open. Nice lots of time. Not so nice when the temperature and wind are both in the 50’s, Fahrenheit and mph. Lucky for me I brought Qivuit or musk ox yarn and knit it up into a stylish wimple, or long cowl, that stretches over my head. Very stylish, just like the flying nun. I just finished reading Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez and learned that Qivuit is 8 times warmer than wool! And before this I was the biggest wool advocate I know for summer and winter. So in the house, I often wear a hat, wimple, wool shirt, cashmere sweater and alpaca socks, also knit here.
Which brings me to the fact that sometimes you have to find indoor activities. I have been trying to master Andean Pebble Weave with a backstrap loom. I have finished several bands with silk sewing thread. Now I am trying out this rayon. I measured the warp around kitchen chairs and called in the utensils to arrange my threads. Now to keep my hands warm.