14 November 2008

A Productive Night

Only 49 minutes to go in my shift, and so far so good. We never like to use the "q" word around the clinic, but let's just say I ended up with only one inpatient and managed to be productive in several non-work areas. Most importantly for this here knitting blog, I finished ball #2 for the Japanese raglan about halfway through sleeve #2. Actually, it's more than halfway, because I have 21 more rows to go before I cast off underarm stitches and begin the raglan decreases, which means I'm 105 rows along with only about 85 or so rows left, most of which will be decreasing rapidly.

111408Sleeve

I could have kicked myself for not grabbing the next ball of yarn when I was getting ready to leave the house, but I did have a few other things to keep me occupied, like this:

111408Tuck07

David has given me the task of getting photos of Tuck for an extra double top secret photo project. He won't tell me what they're to be used for, has only barely given me some guidelines as to what they should look like, and the kicker is that he doesn't want to see them, so I get no feedback. I'm to pass them along in an e-mail which he will forward somewhere without viewing the attachments. Beyond that I'm not allowed to ask questions.

Since I wanted nice photos, I broke out my 50mm/f1.8 lens, which I haven't used for a while but which takes absolutely lovely photos. For about $200 more I could have gotten the faster f1.4 lens, but this one does pretty nice bokeh at a much more affordable price. This is the lens that will be going to India with me in March.

Anyway, I got this one after I got up from my desk chair. Tuck likes to sleep on a blankie under my desk, but he always jumps up whenever I go anywhere, whether he's quite awake or not. It's pretty obvious from this shot that this time fell into the "not" category. Which, of course, just makes me want to smooch him.

10 comments:

Alwen said...

Me, too! I want to smooch him, too, little half-asleep goggie.

Norma said...

Tuck is just so cute in his sweater.

tornwordo said...

He is definitely smoochable.

Carol said...

Yep, I want to kiss his moist little nosicle. Assuming he hasn't been licking his own balls first...

Leslie said...

Is it any wonder I just want to snuggle that dog? (and I'm a CAT person!)

Sam said...

Tuck is sure looking cute in his most excellently homespun couture!

Maureen said...

In this photo, his eye isn't white, so I am happy!

Sheepish Annie said...

I fail to see how you don't just want to smooch him all the time. But I suppose I can understand how it might be a more overwhelming urge when he looks like that...

MollyBeees said...

Awwww! It's not possible to take a bad shot of that handsome little cookie! Smoochies from Auntie Molly Bee!

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