Let the past sleep, but let it sleep in the sweet embrace of Christ, and let us go on into the invincible future with Him. (Oswalt Chambers)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pomatomus - Still Loved But Taking Forever

There isn't much of a knitting update. I've been enjoying spring, working out in the yard, taking care of ailing dogs (details at end of post for those who are interested), and doing some family things.

I was working on the second sleeve of the Lighthouse Gansey when I got the urge to try and finish Pomatomus by the end of the month. That's the deadline for it to qualify in the Sock Innovation KAL, (a Ravelry link).

I'm finding Pomatomus an enjoyable knit, but not a speedy knit. One cuff is done, the second cuff has only the top ribbing. They are not going to be done in time for the end of the KAL, but I'm going to relax, forget about making a deadline, and enjoy knitting them anyway.

Then it will be time to knit Mom's birthday socks for the middle of June. She's picked out some pretty blue Opal UNI-Solid and I'm hoping one of the two Sock Innovation KAL, (a Ravelry link) selections for June will be perfect for her yarn.

Pattern: Pomatomus by Cookie A.

Yarn: Stalwart Sock from Slackford Studio. 75% Superwash Merino, 25% Nylon 4 Ply Fingering Weight Sock Yarn.

Color: Origanum

Needles: Options 2.5mm circulars.

Gauge: 8 stitches/inch, 10 rows/inch.

Doggy Woes
Sunny's back is acting up and she's in pain and finding it difficult to move. Pain pills are helping, but not enough. If she isn't starting to get better soon, she'll need to go on steroids. It's breaking my heart to watch her.

Pappy had his anal glands infused yesterday morning for a persistent infection. He spent yesterday being woozy from the anesthetic, but today he's feeling much better than he's been in several months. It's been a stubborn infection and we're hoping this will be the last treatment needed. Kind vet says it's 90% likely this will take care of it, otherwise we will need to repeat the infusion with a different antibiotic.

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