Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dear Mom,

Okay, so here's what has been going on around here lately. While the Young Lady continues to fish, the Young Man plays tennis, and Wendy bakes like Julia Child, (can you bring some of those cupcakes next time you visit, please?) I have made a bit of knitting progress. On Monday, I received the exciting news that another knitting design has been accepted for publication bringing with it a mid-October deadline, so until the yarn arrives for this project I will be doing my darnedest to finish the Young Lady's jacket and make some serious progress on my lace design. Here's what I have so far:

The body of the jacket is nearly complete. I started the border/button bands last night. I had to make a run to the yarn shop yesterday for a 40 inch circular needle to accommodate the bazillion stitches involved. The sleeves are worked last after picking up raw stitches and working down from elbow to cuff, so it shouldn't take too long to finish this. I meant to measure the Young Lady's arms before she left for school this morning, but in the midst of fixing her Toaster Strudel and checking the weather, I forgot. Oh well. It's not like I don't have other stuff to knit.

The black lace is moving along, too. Even with its daylight only limitation. I am definitely going to be calling the Ott light into action to get more knitting time on this one. Yesterday, I spent the morning cleaning, ran to purchase the knitting needle, came home and sat down to start knitting, and dozed off. DRAT! I was just too comfy and relaxed out there on the porch.

And in the "You Can't Make This Stuff Up" category:

I learned yesterday that I can give Claritin to the dog. This must be a bad year for allergies and Bumper Joseph's paws are nearly raw. So now in the morning, I take a Claritin for me and give one to him, take an Aleve for me and give a Canine Aspirin to him. I swallow my pills with my tea. He gets his wrapped up in cheese. Makes me feel like an Old Dog.

And one last thing-

Can you guess what My Hero gets to do tomorrow?