Saturday, March 03, 2007

What's happening...

So much! Life has been a little topsy turvy of late but ultimately the things that are happening are necessary and for the best. In many ways, things are better now than they were before. I'm learning more about myself and growing as a result of it, so all in all things are good.

This semester is better also. I knew that last fall would be crazy intense, but it's only now that I'm realizing how crazy it was. I've adjusted so this semester is better. I find that I have more time for myself. You might think that this would mean more knitting. Not so. It actually means that I have enough time to do all the other things that I let go last semester. Like doing my laundry on a regular basis (and not just when I need clean underwear), washing the dishes, cleaning the cat box, practicing yoga, jogging, reading, and reconnecting with That Guy. As far as knitting goes, most of my sock knitting takes place in a class I have at 8am. Don't worry, I'm still taking notes and paying attention, but this class is a bit torturous. It's a class that is mostly review for me AND predominantly slides. This means that at 8am I'm sitting in a dark room looking at slides. If I didn't knit I would fall asleep!

There is a shawl that I periodically work on for my big sis, but it requires a certain amount of time in each sitting, so I save it for when I know I have a chunk of time to devote to it. Thankfully she gave me an open ended deadline on it! Still, I hope to have it done before cold weather hits next fall. Seeing as it is a black shawl, you may be wondering what I'm knitting in the above photo. You see, I was too anxious about my 2nd sis's baby to knit anything for it until it was born. My niece was born at home with a midwife, so they didn't know until then whether she was a she! We all wanted it to be a girl, but my brother-in-law's family had been producing boys for something like 18 years, so I was loathe to jinx it by knitting something pink, but I didn't want to knit anything yellow or green. Now that Elsa has joined us though, I am free to knit as I please. These pieces will go into a baby blanket composed of rectangles of various shades of pink, a very pale green, and some purple to sew it together and knit a border. I'm knitting it out of a Classic Elite yarn that is a cotton/tencel blend - the tencel makes it super soft!



At 4:20 PM , Anonymous stricky said...

cannot remember how i made my way to your blog, definitely the title caught my (i'm german) attention...but glad i found you!
nice blog!
viele gruesse


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