My summer is ending faster than I could have expected. The kids go back to school (middle school for Boy #1, ook) and I go back to teaching quite soon after we return from our vacation in Maine. Despite the rain it's been a lovely summer and I give thanks every day that my boys actually still like me and each other.
Not sure yet of the outcome of my Knitting Olympics project. On the one hand,I'm past the sleeve separation, which is a good thing:
On the other hand, the lace is a little tedious. As usual, I feel my attention drifting...
Fortunately the yarn itself is so freaking beautiful, it provides a good impetus to stay on track. But finishing by August 25? Not so sure...
I did do just a wee speck o' cheating this week...but for the good, I think. I don't know about you, but I can't seem to bring myself to throw away the yarn left over after projects. As a consequence I have about 1,000,000 tiny balls of yarn in my stash, mocking me as I pass. Most of it is worsted wool, and I've mulled over a variety of possibilities (Bobby's blanket, granny squares, etc.) but when I saw the vintage stripes blankets that are popping up on Ravelry I knew I had found my project:
Ch 125, one row of single crochet per color, totally random color placement, knot the ends for fringe. I love it. It will likely take forever to turn out an actual blanket but that's fine by me. It's in a basket in my office and I'm sure we will get together often :)
When Frisky was a pup I bought him several beds, each of which met a tragic end. One was uncovered to expose the foam which was then torn to shreds; one had its cover torn from incessant digging; and one was, erm, "inappropriately loved" and had to be removed for the sake of decorum.
The whole thunder trauma thing got me thinking that maybe Frisky had outgrown his wicked ways and was now ready for his own bed. It would be nice for him to have a place to burrow when the weather gets wild.
So, what do you think?
When I came down this morning he was all curled up in it - an excellent sign. We are all glad to see him enjoy it; he is part of the family, after all...
Enjoy the last bits of summer - I know I will :)