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Tomorrow is the big day for me, I start a new job, and I am totally excited!
Nice things about my new job:
So, what is not to love? My previous job, one that I only stayed at for 6 weeks, was okay, but when this new opportunity came, I felt that I could not pass it by. Plus, I was having a difficult time getting into the groove there. I was commuting nearly 3 hours a day for a part-time job--and it was just not worth it.
It appears that 2005 will start out with a bang--it is going to be a busy year, I can already feel it!
Now, onto the reason that you are actually here... what we dream about, what we think about every waking moment... (or is that just me?)
|Lucky Lolly got to spend two days (in a row!) with these lovely ladies!! Heather and "Pixie" Jenna came over to mi casa on Thursday for a night of knitting fun (and we even watched The Little Mermaid!) and then we met at All About Yarn on Friday for some knitting time! So much fun!|
|| JENNA PINK MONKEY!!! Jenna is heading out this week for a two-month stay in INDIA! She is going to be working in a Women's Center in northern India teaching women how to knit!!! She set up a travel blog Jenna In India, so that we can all keep track of her!! |
She is diligently sewing up her Kyoto sweater... can't wait to see the end product!
While at the lovely LYS, I found some great things:
This yarn is great, and there are some great patterns in this book.
Also picked up the sock yarn, figuring I should give the DPNs another chance.
Work continues on the Kris sweater--almost done with the front--and my wrist is feeling better!
... and because I always love something new, I started a fun vertical stripe scarf with some random pink yarns that Nicole gave me:
S is for SCARF
Looking back, I accomplished a lot in 2004. I really matured in my knitting--I am still pre-pubescent though :) I made three sweaters (none of which I have worn out of the house...) about 10 scarves, 1 pair of wristlets, 4 stoles/shawls, and 1 hat... probably some other things that I am forgetting...
So, what do I want to learn and do in 2005?
And what patterns do I want to tackle in 2005?
Happy Birthday Bear!
|I am wishing Kris a happy birthday! |
Yummy Appletini with a cherry on top!
|The Kris sweater is growing fast. I worked on this while going to PA on Christmas day, and also on the way home (even though it was getting dark...) I am about 1/2 way through the front. The back is already done, and then with the sleeves... I think I should be able to wrap this one up soon--enough time for him to wear it before the spring!|
|I need a portable project for all of my train riding, and this lovely mohair is just the ticket. I am in love with this colorway! It is the simple fan pattern that I have been working on alot lately. I think my fingers have it all memorized, after mom's Christmas stole! The next portable project is destined to be some socks. I cannot wait to tackle those bad boys!|
Mom's Feather and Fan Stole
Yarn:Ironstone Mohair from
Folk Art Studio
Pattern: Adapted from
Dad's Tweed Ribbed Scarf
Yarn:Classic Elite New Tweed
Pattern:2 x 2 rib for
Mimi's Diva Shawl
Pattern:Distributed by K1C2
Sarah's Cable Scarf
Modeled by Sadie
Pattern: My Own!
|See Jenna (and me)... We have met up several times in the last few weeks. She is counting down her days before leaving for the other side of the world (INDIA) but we have been able to fit in some great conversations, and a little knitting into our short and sweet meetings. I am totally excited to see what happens on her amazing trip!|
|We got our first snow in Maryland. It was totally wimpy, and barely covered the grass, but it was snow nonetheless, and I loved it! I am hoping for more very soon! ...and then I can play in it and not have to go to work.|
|I can show you Kris's newest knitty project (in lieu of my own clandestine knits). It is hard to see in this shot, but there is a distinct design that Kris charted up himself! It is a small circle that alternates between stockinette and reverse stockinette.|
|Meg's first foray into lace-knitting was a success! Her Charlotte's Web is stunning! She actually was starting a second one, another Christmas present... what perserverance! I think that a third one should definitely be for you, Meg! :)|
|Megan just finished the SnB Nation Monster Slippers! Googly eyes! Of course, monsters have three eyes... and they even google around when she walks! Über cool, MM! I think that I need some now... my feet are cold! :P|
|After Linner at Megan's, we headed over to the niece's Christmas Pagent! LOVE my girls! They are on both ends of this picture... Krista is the tiny blond who got cut out of the pic (thanks to Uncle Kris), and McKayla is the lovely brunette on the opposite side.|