hi friends! here we are!
It's been a long summer, and I figured today was as good a day as any to dust off the ol' bloggerino. As many of you know, Ollie has been in Las Vegas since May, taking one for the team and "temporarily" filling in until they're able to hire someone permanently, since, you know, we don't want to move to VEGAS. ew. We're pretty well versed at long distance love, but dude, I am so OVER THIS ALREADY. Fortunately, word around the bog is that he could be home for good by the end of September! Fingers crossed.
We have managed to squeeze in some fun though, with trips to yosemite (for Ollie), LA and SD (for Pants), the annual GTB weekend (this time in Wisconsin!) and I even managed to head out to Vegas for a long weekend over the fourth.
More recently, we were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Denver for Todd and Isabel's wedding. We are so. very. happy. for them, Isabel is a total keeper!
Sadly, the weather here in the Bean was piss poor through most of June and July, but August has kind of redeemed itself. With Ollie absent, I've blazed through a lot of reading and knitting. I'm trying in earnest to finish up my Central Park Hoodie, and have a trip planned this week to Windsor Button to pick up the finishing touches! My first sweater knit for myself!! In time for Rhinebeck!
In keeping with the knitting for ME theme, I'm also halfway through my second Marigold. Since it's my first pair of socks for me, I used some of my precious Sundara sock. Also, these are my first toe-ups, which, seriously, I cannot believe I've waited this long to try. LOVE LOVE LOVE. It's brilliant. Cut your skein in half and knit it all up! Pam's pattern is really well written, and thoughtfully available in a multitude of sizes.
As the summer winds down, I have to pace myself on all the new projects I want to start in my abundant free time. Said free time that is about to disappear with the start of the fall semester. Gotta start that Christmas knitting so I'm not pressed for time around finals! Thank god it's my last year.
....summer's gone, and so are we.