so here we are, into july, and i have been living in this house for over a year and where the hell did that year go? so much has happened, and i have been thinking lately about how much of it i blog, and ive realised i probably do too much. i know you can do whatever you want on your own blog, and i do have trouble separating aspects of my life – when im down im down and i dont really hide it. but ive decided its time to start being a bit more circumspect, and maybe post a bit less if i need to at times. which means that sometimes, all i will have to talk about are works in progress. the endless works in progress!
i have finally finished the two halves of the yoke of summer solstice. its knit from the middle of the neck over to the right shoulder first, and then you are supposed to do the sleeve and then come back and pick up the live stitches in the middle and then knit the second half down the left sleeve. i took someones advise and have stopped at the top of both sleeves and put them on waste yarn, because i know im going to run out of yarn, so short sleeves might be necessary. a strange experience this was, at first it made no sense what i was doing
but then it started to come together
and now i realise what i have just made
cool, huh? this has taken me much longer than it should have. its just stocking stitch, its only about 100 rows on each side, and i have been almost completely monogomous all this week. you can see why i worry about only posting WIPS, the rate i move.
of course, i can always post endless pictures of the dogs, and because they were very cute this morning i think i will! ricco stole a sock out of the washing i was trying to hang out and proceeded to tease possum with it
making her stalk and then chase him around the yard
when i manged to retrieve the sock they played tug with an actual dog toy (ricco would prefer to play with just about anything OTHER than a custom bought dog toy)
and then we went out to collect the paper, possum doing a fine job of bringing it to me
until ricco interfered
and then bounced around with it thinking he was very clever.
he is kind of cute. thats why he gets away with it. meanwhile, jem, tired of all these puppy shenanigans, really just wanted to come inside and see what i was cooking
its tomato and chorizo soup, by the way.
so i am hoping that the second half of 2010 is so calm, boring and uneventful that i have no personal drama, issues, feelings or injuries to blog about, and can pretend im just a normal suburban white collar worker like everyone else! with plenty of knitting to show for it.