Posts Tagged ‘work’


May 23, 2008

See? I said I would be busy!

Ok, I realize that I have completely dropped the ball for the past month or so. And, given that I’m using this blog partly as an exercise to get myself ready for school, there’s really no excuse for that. I could write a long apology and promise that it will never happen again, but let’s face it, that makes for a pretty boring post. So… on we go!

 In the time since my last post I have… (more…)


My summer job

April 9, 2008

Not even a week into my regular-posting resolution, and I’ve already missed a day. I have no real excuse for not posting yesterday, except that the sun was out and I spent most of the day outside.

Today, though, was good and busy. A friend of mine will be going on maternity leave soon and she figured, rather than hiring some random temp, why not bring in me? (more…)

A sweater, a Harlot, and the return to blogging

April 2, 2008

For a while now, I’ve been thinking about starting the ol’ blog up again. I’ve been doing some temp work, but lately the jobs have been few and far between (recession, anyone?), leaving me with a lot of free time. I’ve also joined Ravelry and I’ve been wanting to have blog posts to reference. The final motivation, however, came tonight at Stephanie Pearl-McPhee‘s book signing. When I mentioned to a fellow knitter there that I’m going to be starting grad school in the fall, she recommended blogging regularly as a way to get used to writing on a deadline. So, I haven’t figured out how often I’ll be writing, but you can expect to see new posts here much more often (4 or 5 times a week). There may be more of the knitting and boring daily life stuff than previously, but I’ll try to make it as interesting (and topical) as possible.

To start things off, here’s what I’ve been working on lately- please forgive the photo quality (and ugly floor background):

Insect Boy sweater

This is for the first of three babies due in May. The recipient’s mother is known as Insect Girl in our band (caution: music is hilarious, but NOT safe for work!) so I wanted to make an “Insect Boy” sweater for the baby. It’s my first baby sweater (and my second finished sweater ever), so I’m rather excited. The pattern is my own, based on measurements for Chaos (12 mo. size), and the yarn is Knit Picks Shine Sport.

More to follow tomorrow!