I will say this much- transitioning a 2 year old lab mix, who acts suspiciously like a year old lab, that has never been in a home and takes the direct path everywhere, even if it means flying over the leather armchair and the person it's holding, is tough. And yes, it's infinitely worth it.
My knitting for the Summer Sweater Knit-along was at a stand-still. My knitting for the Box o Sox KAL and Indie Designers KAL was barely happening. And my work on a couple of languishing works-in-progress for the Graveyard Knit-along will probably not go much faster. But, but, but.....
I finished a thing, guys! It's Annie Rowden's Earlyrising hat that I've been wanting to make since she released it. And now, it's finally mine!
Details: I used Gynx Yarn's Merino Worsted in a OOAK colorway that's pink with hints of blueish gray in there. It's a departure from my usual color choice and so I love it all the more. I knit this using my size US 6 Karbonz for magic loop. Believe me, you don't want to be using double points with a big galoot trying to jump in your lap every few minutes.
This was the perfect project for hectic knitting and tv knitting and taking-a-break-from-sweater-woes knitting. I feel refreshed and ready to get back to those cardigan sleeves, now that my extra skein has arrived in the mail.
Annie has lots of other beautiful patterns, but Pasture is the one I really, really want to knit next.
Guess what? We've actually had several really chill days in a row. I think she's fully integrated.