Monday, August 25, 2008

Fall In!

Well, back from our seaside vacation and back into the fray. After a raucous 12-year old boy pool party/birthday in the backyard we are getting into the fall-wise swing of things here at chez YawnOver. School starts tomorrow! for my kids.

It's been a great summer...much more fun than I expected to be temporarily unemployed. But like my pal ADD and others of you out there I find my fall semester coming up faster than expected. Glad as I am to be getting back to work I am already a wee bit nostalgic for those lazy days at home with the kids. And the knitting...oh, the knitting :)

So, like my kids who are hiding downstairs frantically cramming in as many last minute video games as possible (no, they aren't allowed to play on school days/nights, yes I am mean), I am upstairs frantically photographing and Raveling all my hastily begun knitting projects, organizing them into neat little bags, clickety-clicking some last-minute favorites and queue-able stuff on Rav, and putting all of the above (well, not the kids) on the back burner for awhile.

Now, I'm off to do some clickety-clicking on my syllabi and BlackBoard pages and return a few emails...and fill in my snazzy new academic year planner with my snazzy new mechanical pencils heh heh. (This part of back-to-school I never outgrew.)

Here are some parting shots. Note that most are at about 55% completion...I wonder what that says about me?

Unfinished ravelympics project:


Hastily begun Birthday Cowl:


Lingering Top-down Raglan Cardi:


Floundering Breath of Fresh Air Vest:


Goodbye my dahlinks. I will try to knit on you occasionally on the sidelines at the kids' games...but...don't expect too much. I just need...a little space...

Happy back to school to you, whatever that means in your world :)

5 comments:

Kathy said...

Have a great year.....

Vivian said...

My son started school yesterday. Happy to be back on regular schedule!

Bet Frisky is happy to get more nap time.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

As you know I am feeling your pain! And I share your love of the mechanical pencil, to the point that I bought replacement leads yesterday!

Kat with a K said...

No back to school here. :( But I hope to see more of you in the fall!

Rima said...

All your projects are so very cool. By the way, I have a very similar red top down in progress...but mine is a pullover. Looking at your picture reminded me of my UFO!