the future is bright.

At least, that’s what my dear friend P. said last Friday night when she looked at that tray o’ dumplings and slipped on her shades. It has been a week of visitors — meaning lots of extra puppy love for Boh. See?

P. made a quick stop-over on a cross-country drive, and then D. pressed pause on his whirlwind of round-the-globe travel/work to spend a few days in my smaller-town life. We also made dumplings (an homage to the vast number of dumplings we used to routinely inhale when we were roommates on the other side of the world), curled up with the dog — and made blueberry pancakes.

It is just us again. Here is Boh’s response:

I think he misses our house guests.

Today I did lots of laundry and end-of-the-semester apartment cleaning. The books keep multiplying, and while I foresee adding another bookshelf in the very near future, I decided to spend some time making more room on my existing shelves. (This is clearly code for further compressing my stash into my yarn containers to shift the ratio of yarn: books on my shelves…) Also, I finally sat down and plied up that gorgeous targhee from Hello Yarn in the Parritch colorway.

This may be a bit overplied. I am giving it a nice warm soak right now, and I’m hoping it will relax into a squishy 3-ply.

I even have some knitting to share! This is my citron shawl. The first few sections have gone quite quickly, though I realize I’m going to slow way down as my stitch count continues to increase. I am having a great time with this project — it requires just the right amount of attention, and the Classic Elite Silky Alpaca Lace is lovely.

Happy weekend!


8 thoughts on “the future is bright.

  1. Great fun with visitors and beautiful starts of your Citron. I think the color will be fine.

  2. The knitting and spinning look awesome, and so does that incredible food–my mouth is watering over here, and goodness, now I really want to make dumplings! Glad you’ve been having a good time with friends–you deserve some quality downtime after such a hectic semester! Congrats!

  3. Summer! School’s out, time for friends, food, knitting and spinning. And puppy love all the time.

  4. That all looks delicious and fantastic.

    Your spinning continues to be awesome…and my spinning wheel continues to look at me mournfully from the corner. Maybe soon…soon…

  5. will you email me that photo of your adorable dumpling-ravaging friend smooching your adorable pup? i must have it. i miss you (two)!

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