YES!! Only seven more days with my charming students. I'm counting and I know that they are too. Their brains are probably doing something along these lines, "Math homework or daydream about what I will be doing this summer...hmmmmm...Daydream!" My brain is doing the exact same thing. The daydreams that I have consist of all the knitting that I will be doing and all of the Mo Points that I will be accumulating towards being an excellent gay man.
I have already started down that path. Sunday, I was in super Mo Point acquisition by channeling my inner Joan Crawford, "I'm not mad at you. I'm mad at the dirt." Yes, I was a cleaning machine, even to the point of getting a toothbrush to clean out the dirt from the corners. I also have to say that my Hover carpet cleaner is a beautiful thing. It always amazes me how much dirt lives in carpets. ACK! Anyway, it's always nice to have a clean house especially before you have a litter of puppies.
My girl Trudy is expected to have a litter of 9-11 puppies any day now. I'm hoping that it is nine as eleven is a lot. Most of them are already sold to happy homes. One puppy will be going home to twin girls on their birthday in August. I want to be there when that puppy goes home. It will be fun to see the kids' faces. Actually, as I write this, Trudy is getting ready to whelp her litter. Poor thing, she's so uncomfortable. Her temperature has dropped and she is trying to find a place to deliver. I haven't seen any big contractions yet; so, I think that we are still a few hours away from the big event. Here is a picture of her super pregnant tummy.
I have also been very busy on the knitting front. At long last, I finished a blanket for a coworker's baby. It's only a year late. Well, actually I think of it as being six months over due as they wouldn't have used it last summer. Anyway, her son is a year old now and I'm sure he will still get a lot of use from it. Here are a few pictures. I knit it in the round and steeked it. I am all about steeking. It makes my knitting life really easy.
This sweater has been a really good learning experience and has brought together various skills that I have learned making other seamless sweaters. It has actually motivated me to make another and, this time, write down the pattern. Maybe I'll start a men's seamless sweater revolution.