In the last year or so, I've been posting about three times per month. In April I had lots of distractions. Work, health maintenance, and taxes. I just did my own return for the first time in years. I guess one advantage of austerity is that I got to use TurboTax for free, and filed on line. Whoosh!
I just sent some packages off today. One was the sample that I re-knit a number of times. The other was a sweater that I knit for a special little dog that I fell in love with on Instagram. More on him later. I was expecting a call about a new costume project on Friday, but got stood up.
My own knitting has been a Woodfords sweater in Loft. I'm knitting the sleeves before I return to finishing the body. I think I'm going to really like wearing that sweater. The Wake sweater, also knit in Loft, that I finished a few months ago gets very frequent wear. I used my earnings from the dog sweater workshop to purchase a sweater's worth of Shelter, and I just knit the swatch for the sweater I have planned. I just adore Brooklyn Tweed yarns.
I still long to leave this apartment. It feels more like a storage locker than a home. The Man keeps bringing things in that we have no storage for, and fills boxes that I collected in anticipation of a move, then gets angry when I ask him to take things out. It's pathological.
This photo of Madeline is from a few weeks ago. Her groomers have been on vacation, and we are way, way overdue for a grooming. Me, too. Both of us are getting the treatment in a few days. The jardinieres in the (decorative) fireplace are vintage McCoy. I purchased the harvest basket at an antique shop that I worked at part time about fifteen years ago. It was two doors down from the shop that I recently spent five years at. I had it set up as a pet bed for Piccolo, and she never chose to use it. Madeline spends a lot of time in it. That makes me happy.