it's been terribly quiet here- I'm working now, loving the job and although it's been easy adjusting to working at an office 6 hrs a day, the thing I really have to put a lot of effort into is keeping the refrigerator full and the dishes clean... Sometimes it'd be nice to be able to call someone to just pick up the groceries on the way back from work.
Anyhow, I'm so happy with the course my life's taking right now, and we've had a few busy and exciting weeks. Johanna turned two last Friday, and what was intended to be a quiet party with only four kids and their moms turned out to be a pretty huge thing. One after another, my friends let me know they'd planned to stop by our place for the party and we ended up having about 16-18 people over. Definitely more than on my last birthday;-) Johanna deserved getting some extra attention (more than she already gets;-)), she's been thrilled about her birthday for months and seemed to be able to grasp what was going on. She's awesome.
Things with D, the guy I'd fallen in love with in August have sorta picked up again, we just enjoy each other's friendly company and that feels good enough for now.
You see, my life is pretty full right now, and honestly, I have a bunch of finished projects I haven't even gotten around to photographing yet. Not mentioning the newly cast-on ones...
As for now, I think I can commit to posting periodically until I've managed to acquire some kind of daily/weekly routine. And I'm awfully sorry I haven't replied to most of your recent comments, I hope I get around to it soon!
I already miss you!
Woollywormhead's incredible hand-dyed hand-spun Wensleydale got here yesterday- it's so gorgeous! The softest shiniest fuzzy Wensleydale wool in yummy colors...
before I even got a chance to take a picture of the pretty hank, I'd already wound it into a ball and started knitting a swatch.
Cast on for the hat last night and finished it tonight, hooray! So there you go, the finished 'Runnin' Beanie', one of Woollywormhead's FREE patterns!
Talk about instant gratification:-)
I did get the job. I can't begin to tell you how happy I am! I'vehad my first day today and everyone's really nice and welcoming, and I'm looking forward to work with them and learning so many new things.
The past weeks have been so exciting and amazing. Not only the job working out, but I'm so grateful for the people around me. D, the guy I'd fallen in love with in August, has become a good friend (really!), an old friend and former room-mate has just moved to town, and I deeply appreciate spending time with my friends right now.
Last Sunday, D, a mama friend of mine, and another old friend sold some stuff at a local fleamarket, and we ended up not only making a decent amount of money, but really feeling this wave of cooperation and friendship- it was incredible. The other ones had only briefly met before we did the fleamarket, and at the end of the day, they all individually told me the others were such great people, and that they'd had a wonderful day.
Everything seems to be working out great all of a sudden. After such a long time of frustration and constant waiting for something to happen, not even knowing what that something was.
Oh, you wanted some more fiber content in this post? Well, there has been some overdyeing lately that turned out okay, I like how that's spinning up; I've attempted to spin sock yarn and started to knit a sock with that; Wavy is almost ready to be finished; and I've met up with two of my knitting buddies in the last 2 weeks, which has been great. We're planning spreading the word and starting a real S'nB this fall. We'll see how that goes. Now that I'm a working paying her own bills mom, it looks like we're going to meet up on the weekends:-)
Happy fall knitting, sweeties!