The knitting gods answered my prayers for sweater weather. I debuted this sucker today and I’m in love.
I paired it with a black tank, black jeans, and black boots.
Oh sweater weather, please stay a little longer!
(The pattern is Bird of Passage by Asami Kawa)
His name is Hugo Boss and he’s a seventeen month old frenchie. Poor fella couldn’t catch a break with his previous two homes.
I picked him up this morning and since then he’s been Lily’s shadow. They’re so smitten with each other it’s great!
The two of them are passed out behind me after an epic romp in the park . I’m still not used to calling his name so there were a few moments he got away from me and into the water. I freaked at first but then another woman had her dog in there too so uh…NBD I guess.
So off I go for some last minute preparations. Cheers from Lily, Hugo, and me!
I went to the dog beach with my sister and a few of her friends today. Everyone brought their dogs so it was a whole lot of cute with a side of crazy.
I also cut my hair. Photo on the right was taken after the buzz. You can’t even tell half of it’s gone, right?
And I can FINALLY use a chopstick to hold it up (before it was too heavy). I used to be so jealous of my friends who held pencils in their hair during class. How convenient.
So great, so great. Did you do anything fun this weekend?!
Finished knitting my pullover!!!
Don’t think I can debut it until winter which is kind of a shame but it’s my own fault for taking so long.
The blocking process went a lot faster this time around. I could have used better schematics (only had length from shoulder to hem, width of sleeve, and width of body at underarms) but there hasn’t been a project where I didn’t feel this way.
On Saturday I had dim sum (or yum cha) with the family.
For those that don’t know what it’s like, the food sits in a cart and gets pushed around all the tables. If you spot something you want you wave the cart down and the food is brought to you.
Below are some of the things we ordered–chicken feet, fried squid, and various dumplings. With chicken feet you’re constantly spitting out cartilage and bone. Most don’t mind but when I ate meat it was too much of a pain.
Another two dishes worth mentioning are pig blood and pig rectum. The blood is coagulated and served in cube form while the rectum is sliced and served with veggies (below). From what I hear both have a very strong taste.
If you ever get the chance to have dim sum, go! They do have more normal things like shrimp, veggies, egg rolls, or noodles. I just picked the weirder things to share.
We had one today to celebrate
Easter Lily’s recovery.
I could only handle one bite of that so traded it in for a cream cake. Sorry Mom. Still love you.
Before all the festivities I worked on the new apron style.
Some tweaking still has to be done but this is what it’s going to look like more or less.
This french maid apron is similar to the Bella style but there’s a double skirt, a mini apron, and ruffles.
Hope those who celebrated had a lovely Easter! If not, I hope your Sunday was awesome!