Miss Olive did cooperate last night, and LB and I watched the George Lopez HBO special. It was, as expected, hilarious, but ... I may be just too young for HBO. I didn't like it nearly as much as Why You Crying? and there were moments when I actually felt embarrassed sitting next to LB. If you're at all squeamish when hearing vivid descriptions of genitalia, watch it alone. I will never again be able to eat green onions. Or roast beef, or chorizo. On the plus side, I learned many new Spanish words.
While cleaning some things out of the hall closet, I came across a little coat I'd knit for Daisy years ago, and the front hung significantly lower than the back from the weight of the zipper. This, coupled with Olive's penchant for zipping things up and down and up and down and up and down made me go for no front opening, and decorative buttons.
What amazes me the most about this little coat is that I actually finished it. I love the look of seed stitch, but when doing it I find it impossible to build up any momentum whatsoever. The yarn is Noro's Cashmere Island, and I used 4mm needles.
Last night I started Sabina's sweater, which features a border of old shale lace. The lace will be the soft dove color you see here, and the stockinette portions will be in a gorgeous shade of aqua that you'll have to wait a bit to see.
Just a little Team Olive tidbit: last week, Autism Academy had a special visitor. From the sacred notebook:
We had our pet therapist come today with a dog and Olive LOVED it! She was all giggly and excited...she loved holding the leash and could barely contain herself when the dog came up and smelled her face! It was a great time--I loved watching!