I don’t think I realized how exhausted I was until I looked up and realized I was starting to feel like myself again after a 2-week break from most things. My last faculty meeting was on May 13 and I don’t go back for faculty meetings until August 13 but I’ve got a lot of prep work and planning to do in the interim. But between Chicago and time at home, I’ve been doing a lot of this…
Cher has been doing well, I feel like I’ve got this doggy diaper situation down (Who knew I’d care bout diapers this much? If you have a female dog who can’t keep a diaper on, I suggest the PeeKeeper.) and I’ve been trying to get lots of naps and rest when I can. I put a lot of pressure on myself to have a good first year as a full time professor and I realized I really needed to decompress a little bit. August will be here before I know it and I’ve got a lot of knitting I want to get done this summer. Plus I’ve got to get myself into a new routine, schedule because I feel a bit off without a solid routine. My change in career paths has been great for me for the most part, but I also have to recognize it comes with lots of changes. Sometimes it’s just a little hard to keep up.
I’m down to half a sleeve and the collar on my Allison cardigan. I love the little pop of color pockets and the color is just so happy, but I’m ready to finish this one so I can get on to some summer knits.
This is going to be a tank top and the color is so bright and vivid, added bonus it only cost a total of $10 for the yarn at Joann’s. More details on that soon. And I’ve got my eye on this tee in a deep red with some Berroco Maya yarn, a lovely cotton tape yarn. Actually, everything in that Kestrel 2019 collection is right up my alley for summer so I’m excited to knit a few summery pieces.
So what are you up to this summer? Knitting or anything else, share!