This month I got a great ball of yarn in my sock yarn calendar! Opal Beachcombing in the colourway “Orchid on the beach”. It has lots of purple and deep pink, and it was a fun knit. I finished it a few days ago, but since this week was the first of the school year, I didn´t have the brain capacity to remember to blog about them before now. And here they are. Just simple socks knitted on 2.5mm needles. I cast on 68 sts for the rib and about 10 rounds of stockinette, and then decreased to 64 sts around the ancle. These socks are going in the gift box for sure. I know just who I will give them to!
Being back to work has been great. I feel totally motivated, and I´m excited about my schedule! I got English and Arts and crafts (as well as some other subjects) and I´m so full of ideas! It feels wonderful!
An update on Gustav: He´s not doing so great. Nothing major, but after his last round of medication he got the ear infection back. The blood test revealed that he has got indoor allergies, and until they work out just what is triggering his allergies and are able to make a vaccine, he has to take prednisolone on a regular basis to prevent further infections. There are some issues with his food intake since the medicine makes him very hungry, and he also drinks (and pees) quite a lot. He doesn´t seem to realise that he needs to go outside more often, and seems confused when we tell him that he should go and have a wee every other hour. But he has high spirits as always. And he is still my big, black cuddly bear.