OK - I looked up at the calendar yesterday and realized it was October 1st. October? How did we get so far along in the year already? I remember getting ready for our beach vacation and little things about summer, but man, it went by really fast. The weather has definitely turned towards fall. We begin the days in the low 40's and manage to get to the low 70's by afternoon. Quite a swing.
October does bring on the annual celebration of socks - Socktoberfest! My goal for the festival is one basic thing - get the sock mojo back. I'm not sure if it's the change in seasons and the crisp cool weather, but I have been staring and flipping through sweater patterns lately. I still want to knit socks, but the forefront has been sweaters. I figure that casting on for a fresh, new sock to celebrate the opening of Socktoberfest will be a good start.
Speaking of sweaters, the hoodie is nearly complete. All pieces are sewn together, minus the hood. I am still undecided if I should put the hood on or not. Right now it is having a final post-seaming block and then I will pin the hood on for a "hood" and "no hood" photo shoot.
Did everyone check out my new famous dog on Flickr?
On the puppy front, they went for their first set of vaccinations yesterday. They were all very brave! Today they go for their eye exams. Mainly we are checking for PRA and other genetic eye diseases that may be present. Both parents have their CERF certifications, but you can't be too careful! They are getting so big now and are completely weaned off of mom. More pictures to come (of course!!!)