Wayne came walking through the door last night with this:
He found a picture of an umbrella swift online and decided he could make one. So he went to Home Depot and got some stuff and a little bit of measuring, sawing and fishing line later, working umbrella swift. He was very excited and made me dig through my stash for something to ball up - then after watching me ball by hand for almost an hour, he understood my need for a ball winder.
Last night I also learned that it is best not to lie. I decided I'd cast on my Jaywalker socks and just not post about them until Thursday so they'd count for the Summer of Socks, but everything went horribly wrong and had to get frogged and now I will patiently wait for tomorrow. Hopefully the knitting karma will be better when my goals aren't so nefarious.
Baby update: We're planning to induce the week of July 4th. :)