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Life went from crazy to “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!” Thankfully the busiest part of the summer semester has died down but now work is about to explode. I finished my cowl and I’m going to block it as soon as I can get Pumpkin to stop sleeping in the bucket I use to give my knits a bath. She just looks too cute curled up in a bucket. I’m really trying to focus on one knitting project but it’s not easy! I have a basket next to the computer filled with stuff I want to work on and I just can’t settle on one except that darn cowl.

The weather has died down a bit here (knock on wood) and it’s at the point where we don’t need the AC on 24/7 and can go outside without immediately sweating. Also the storms have started – it’s definitely summer in Kentucky! Looking forward to a few days off and working on a single project this week. Challenge accepted!

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Cream and Sugar Cowl

Lately I’ve been feeling the need for a quick project that’s somewhat mindless. I had the Cream and Sugar Cowl  in my queue and pattern library for sometime and really had been looking for the right yarn to cast on. I purchased a lovely skein that I’d been coveting for months from Woolgirl a few years ago, and had wound it few months ago and finally pulled it out and cast on Friday. It was well worth the wait. I’m loving the pattern and the feel of the wool cashmere blend as I’m knitting with it. Definitely not the right time of the year to wear it as it’s been over 100 degrees every day this week, but it’s nice to nice sitting in the AC at home.

Definitely hope it cools down somewhat in the next day or so. It would be nice to go outside or some rain would work since everything is very brown and dead here.

Have a great rest of your weekend!

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Days Off

I enjoyed a wonderful day off today and it helps that I finally have a somewhat regulated sleep schedule! It took about two weeks of classes and work, but I’ve finally settled into a nice summer routine. This won’t last long of course since it’s only an 8-week session, but I’m going to enjoy it for now.

I’ve been getting up anywhere from 6-8, working on some homework, knitting, or blog reading. Mike is getting pretty good at making earl grey lattes and will bring them up. We both end up lounging around on our computers until I have to go to work. Around mid-afternoon, I come home for “lunch.” We sit around talking, and sometimes get some more work in on my homework. In the evening after work, I’ll turn in my assignments and get in some knitting or reading time before bed.

Today since I was off and no assignments due yet (group projects!), we hung out and watched movies, stopped in at BabyCakes for some yummy cupcakes, and just enjoyed a well-deserved day off. I have a bunch of stuff I need to get done tomorrow and although we haven’t decided on our plans yet, we’re going to try to go out and get involved in the July 4th celebrations here in Lexington.