When it's early January and a pleasant 71 degrees Fahrenheit outside, it becomes a time for kites. I went out to Faust Park on Sunday with the family and enjoyed the wind with "Yasui," my uber-cheap, half-tailed, 40 feet of single-line Edo kite. He's flown in the sea breeze off the eastern coast of Japan, and he did fairly well in the skies over middle America, but a paper kite only lives so long.
So now it's a time for new kites.
We've got a pair on order from Into the Wind, but until they arrive, I'm enjoying myself over at the Kite Plan Base.
(Highly recommend that there Kite Plan Base.)