Friday, August 07, 2009

Time Flies!

Can't believe it's already August! I have been immersed in an intensive online course development seminar and have totally lost track of time.

The seminar was fabulous! And though I'll still be working to get ready for the fall semester, the next two weeks are mostly about vacation. That means lot and lots and LOTS of desperate, pre-semester knitting ;)

So...I've been working on another Bonne Marie Burns pattern: the Eyelet Cardi in Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool.

I've been looking for an excuse to try the Silky Wool and so far it has lived up to expectations - lightweight, gorgeous color, and soft to the touch. (I am a little bit worried about pilling and/or snags, but only time will tell.) I'm past the sleeve divide and getting close to the waist shaping. Love the pattern so far, but omg - that was a WHOLE lot of stitches there before that divide!

Unfortunately, this baby is being moved to the back burner because I am off to San Francisco for a conference. Fortunately, though, the trip gives me time to work on a smaller project: Aestlight in Araucania Ranco Multy in a luscious palette of blues and purples, because I am a sheep who could not resist the lure of the bandwagon. I'm really hoping to finish this one up during the trip - fingers crossed!

Another project that's on hold for the time being is my Behrnardt cardi. I guess I should be happy to report that it is finally too hot to knit with worsted-weight wool.... It will keep for a couple more months, though ;)

And - despite my already-heftily-laden plate of WIPS - I am already coveting my next project: The Mondo Cable Pulli by Bonne Marie Burns. It's not available in pdf just yet, but rest assured that I am stalking the Chic Knits discussion board on a daily basis and will be poised to pounce on that bad boy the instant it hits the streets. you think I maybe have an issue with startitis?

I will leave you with today's gratutious chihuahua shots, which today feature Frisky being rewarded for his bad behavior. (Will we ever learn?)

The hubs and I were up early trying to squeeze in a few early-morning moments of work before the tweens emerged from their sleep-dens seeking large quantities of food and parental engagement and asking the question every parent loves to hear: "Why are you wearing that?"

Frisky was scratching my legs (in the desperate, attention-craving way that only a chihuahua can) and after 10 minutes of listening to me complain, hubs picked the dog up and deposited him into his polo shirt.

By all accounts, this seemed to do the trick. Maybe too well:

I can't help but be reminded of that old movie, Alien. ;)

Happy August - wil try to post an update when I get back.


Vivian said...

You are coming to San Francisco? Is Frisky coming? (You know you can stuff him in a shirt and he'd sleep all the way across the continent.) Do email me if you have time to get together: vhkeys at yahoo dot com, we'd love to meet you in person.

Dianne said...

Love the pics of little Frisky in your husband's shirt. He is a darling. Frisky, that is, though I'm sure your husband is very nice as well. :-)