It’s in the air. I can feel it — summer is winding down. In just a few weeks it will be over. Are you sad? I’m not, much.

Because my job is so stressful during the summer, I always try to make a survival plan, but I rarely manage to carry it out. This year, though, I think it’s working. I’ve been putting my feet up, getting plenty of sleep, and eating healthy summery foods. I’ve tried to keep my work hours on the normal side, and I take frequent breaks (even if I do still grab lunch while I’m working at my desk).

And, boy, have I been knitting! I don’t knit every day; sometimes I come home, vegetate, and go to sleep just after dark. Sometimes I knit the evening away, and before I know it, it’s past time to go to sleep. I have interesting projects going on, and lots of ideas, so knitting has kept me entertained all season.

After a few false starts and lots of grumbling, I settled on a pattern for my KBOW Woolalong project for this month. The August fiber is Shetland, so I ordered some DK Organic Shetland from Garthenor. I was a little impulsive about my choice, so I had a hard time finding a project that suited the yarn — I’ll admit it, I was really cranky for a while on Thursday — but in the end I decided on Nora Gaughan’s Here and There Scarf from Scarf Style (please excuse the cloudy day photo). So far, so good!

I also started a Stepping Stones Scarf in the same yarn I used for Herbivore. The leftover yarn was just sitting there, so what else was I supposed to do? I’ve been wanting to make another one of these for a long time, too. It will make a nice birthday/Christmas present for a friend.

I upgraded my blog’s design this morning (you know, just because I thought it would be fun to spend a few hours tweaking CSS colors and bits of HTML code). I like it, but of course I’ll find more to fiddle with. 

To make myself step away from the computer when I’d finished (but was still waffling on a few unimportant issues), I went into the kitchen and fiddled with a blueberry drop biscuit recipe. They turned out well. Baking with blueberries seems to be another part of my summer survival plan!