We had some hot days, relatively speaking, last week: Â hot enough to keep clouds & fog from forming in our marine layer. Â Bright blue skies, bright sunlight. Â Great for going to the beach, of course, but….rotten for knitwear photography!
We (meaning Dave & I) need to do the photoshoot for the Malabrigo MFPP booklet. Â I’d wanted to do it last weekend, but that just didn’t happen.
Now the cooler temps are back, so is our cloudy marine layer. Â Photoshoot planned for Sunday!
The eBook will include a cardi, fingerless mitts, a hat, and a cowl. Â I expect to publish it in the first week of September.
A lesson learned this week: Â Don’t spill the dog’s fish oil onto anything. Â Especially not the small rug on which his food & water dishes sit. Â And don’t toss said rug into the washing machine, even on hot & with extra detergent. Â (Just throw it away. Which is what we did eventually.) Â And especially don’t let your husband (who’s just trying to be helpful) move it from the washer to the dryer…without smelling it & realizing the whole thing smells fishy. Â Literally.
Apparently sometimes people accidentally put fish oil caps in their pockets (with the rest of their vitamins) and forget them. Â Vinegar (multiple wipes) and fresh lemon juice (multiple wipes) seem to have fixed our dryer odor issue.
Rigel’s on fish oil now. Â He should’ve been, just for his skin allergies, but now he’s on it for his newly diagnosed glomerulopathy — he’s losing protein through his kidneys. Â He’s also on antibiotics and Â enalapril. Â He’s acting, of course, completely normal — this issue showed up on routine preanesthetic labwork. Â We’re not sure of the cause — that’s often the case, there are so many things that can cause this. Â But again, he’s acting his normal happy bouncy self.
Knitting-wise, I added a pattern (the afore mentioned hat) to the Malabrigo project. Â I’ve finished a hat for the next big book. Â I’m working on a hat for the Hitch collection (all the other projects from everyone got done, but this was a last minute fill-in). Â Lots of hats for someone who doesn’t ever really wear them, lol!
Tech editing-wise, Hitch is taking nearly all my time. Â As noted before, I’ll post on the tech editing page when I’m able to take on new tech editing jobs.