Catching my breath

Monday and Tuesday had two kind of 'intense' Zoom meetings for me---on Monday I hosted our new MABR students and their orientation, and then yesterday was our silly retreat where I had to host two one-hour break out sessions. Yesterday was a waste of time, as long retreats usually are. Today I have a 90 minute meeting where I can weave in ends, and then no Zoom tomorrow and then a zoom on Friday for an hour where again I don't have to do anything. So my tough 'Zero Week' is on the downhill.I've picked up the Robin pullover:This is nice mindless knitting for when I'm tired and/or stressed (sort of like embroidery is for me). And it would be good to finish this before I take on Bees Knees (which let's be honest, probably won't happen, but maybe it will).Yesterday, inspired by one of the blogs I read (and I'm sorry I don't remember who), I made a potholder.It took me three tries. After two disaster bind offs (where I had to unweave the loops a…

First day of Fall TNT!

I finished the hoop! I ended up taking out all the moss green and replacing it with white. The moss green kind of dominated things.Not much else to report after a day of meetings yesterday and our retreat for 5 1/2 hours today (yikes).

Sharon Show Wrapped

So I may have shortened one section so I could finish this off this weekend. I gave it a bath and stretched it out in the sauna and it is having a lovely spa day. I'm very glad this is done--it was fun but as I mentioned in my last post there are a lot of other things I want to do.In other news!-we got a good kayak in this weekend! Yay!-I read "Missing, Presumed" and if you like police procedurals I think you'll like this.-We watched "The Social Dilemma" on Netflix and it was very thought-provoking and sort of cheesy.I think that's it from here! This is the week before school starts so I have a bunch of Zooms. Have a great day!

Wrapping up the Sharon Show

The sixth clue for the Sharon Show came out yesterday so I've been doing that. I'm in the middle of a huge ribbing section (huge=36 rows) and after that I only have 24 more rows til I bind off. So all in all, I have maybe 44 or so rows to go. I am ready for this to be done. I've had fun and all but I have a few more projects I really want to start and given that I have a sweater and two other scarves on the needles, I can't let myself cast on until this one is finished. What are the plans?-Bee's Knees--I have a bright yellow yarn to make this with even though I never ever wear yellow. -The Rio Calina Cowl which was Cat Bordhi's last gift to the world (she passed today)-Various stuffed gnomes-The Dissent Cowl in honor of RBG, who passed yesterday (two bad days)
-The Curve bag even though I don't need a bag. -Gansey Herring.There's several little things and then a big thing (sweater). I am wanting to do little things--instant gratification I guess.I'm…

And I'm back!

The dogs and I arrived back at the coast yesterday around 5. The air is beautifully clear and even though showers are supposed to happen on and off for the next day or so, right now we have some blue sky peeping through. It's been almost two weeks! Hopefully the bad part is over, however, some of the rain moving in has lightning which is bad but hopefully everything will stay safe.Yesterday (Thursday) was alpacas and vet. Comet had her annual appointment and broke off a part of tooth. Luckily, the tooth is still working ok and she doesn't need it extracted (which of course could change). But we're happy about that.Do you need a few more alpaca photos? These have not been photoshopped--the light was diffused yesterday morning and it gave me some good pictures.Not this one though: Tink and Mana.
Here she is! Her fleece got a bit lightened this summer. 
You can see her 'roots'. She's growing a lot!
Mama and daughter.

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Quick trip to Eugene

I drove back early yesterday and man, the smoke is bad here. It's just yellow. It seemed to clear up a bit last night but it is back to unhealthy today. I took a long walk with the dogs this morning to 'catch up' on the neighborhood--several new builds happening, which is disconcerting to see them pop up (but fine! Glad that workers are getting jobs). The fires seem to be under control, rain is in the forecast, and people feel more optimistic regarding fires (Covid is another matter of course).I had a dentist appointment (my first one during the pandemic) yesterday and then Comet has a vet appointment this afternoon, and then we'll head back. Comet broke a tooth so I'm guessing it will need to be extracted, so one of us will be back in a week or so.So what else am I doing? Well, had a good visit at the farm yesterday afternoon and will go back this morning. 
This first photo is lightened up a bit so you can see her pretty face.
Here she is with her mama Tink.Yes she…


Before we get to TNT--here is a photo from Monday night.

It is RAINING! The air feels FRESH! I can see sky and ocean! I can see the rock, which I haven't seen for a week! Late this afternoon the fog lifted and the smoke blew out and we saw very light blue sky. I think we've turned a corner.Over the past stressful week, I haven't been able to concentrate on knitting but I have been able to do embroidery. I am halfway done with the Christmas table runner!
And I'm enjoying the September Cozy Blue pattern--the colors look kind of autumn-ish and kind of Southwestern, both of which I like.
Happy TNT!