strating at the Nevada County Fair and the long guild meeting in August, I was able to get this lace-weight skein finished and dyed. I only have two gift knitting deadlines left and then I get to start thinking about my next projects. BTW, someone asked where my bolero pattern came from. It was Catwalk 2 by Noro yarns. I was so impressed by the instructions that I'm pretty sure my next sweater will be from that book.
My friend Judi was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer two years ago. I want to give her this scarf in October for breast cancer awareness month, to celebrate her life and that she still has one, though I'm not going to put in those terms. I laid the skein in the dye bath and let it take up color without stirring. I am absolutely thrilled at the watercolor wash effect. The knitted vegetable birthday comes first but I cannot wait to pour my attention on this. It is such a rewarding project.
We seem to be in a season of not-up-to-par. For my Scandin-
avian friends, that's a golfing term for below average. Eddie was clearly in pain last month and was diagnosed with double ear infections. It was discovered at the same time that his liver was functioning poorly and after a month of $$$ treatment, his blood tests yesterday showed improvement. He's feeling pretty smart these days and is back to barking at cars.
And when we took his lordship, Sir Himself, in for his shots - he has to be kenneled this weekend for the gathering- our vet noted that he last weight in at nine pounds and now only weighted seven pounds. She put him on a special diet which includes delicious kitty food - he's loving it. He also has to be pilled twice of day - none of our loving it. He still feels just as entitled as ever. Sammie, our adopted lab is fine and Ian has recovered.
That leaves just one - me. I went to the doc this morning for the infected insect bites I got at the fair last week. The bad news is that it's shingles and the good news is that I got into his office within the 72-hour window for antivirual drugs to be effect. I'm feeling just a little cranky about the whole thing. I have three prescriptions and the imperative to rest, rest, rest. Hmmm, that should be interesting since we have a boat load of guests arriving this weekend. Oh, and I'm contagious so in order to protect my guests, I have to swaddle myself in clothes - in summer.
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