I'm moving again, and this time its my blog! I've gotten a bit sick of Blogspirit and all it has to offer, so I'm joining the masses over at Blogger. So, come join me at my new Nedlephile site: http://needlephile.blogspot.com and be sure to update your bookmarks and Bloglines feeds!
I realized today that it has been a long time since I have made a decent post here! Did you miss me?? Ive been pretty distracted with everything... school, work, social life. I even missed my monthly SNB yesterday cuz I really just wanted a nap after work more than anything. Ive also been trying to get my new place in order, too. I really enjoy unpacking things, but it does take time! I have been knitting a little... not much though. I'm working on a new felted laptop case, made with Knitpicks wool in the colorway Spumoni. Its such an odd combination of colors, and I love it... pink, turquoise, brown and lime green. I think it will look super cool once its done. I am a little nervous, though because I have never felted anything before. Yep, Ive been knitting for two years now and I still havent felted anything! So today, instead of doing school work like I should be doing, I'm watching football, blogging and knitting. Sweet, huh? I have to catch up on my blog reading as well... theres a lot to read!
Another cool thing is that I actually won something! I won the prize for my Misty Meadow scarf for the Knit the Classics KAL. Very cool, huh? My prize is a bunch of Knitpicks sock yarn... I guess I'll have to knit some socks... another thing I have yet to knit! Hopefully I will actually get it in the mail because I still havent gotten any mail here yet. I'm worried... I'll have to call the PO tomorrow.
Yes, knitting keeps me sane. In the midst of breaking up with a boyfriend, moving to a new place, school and work... knitting is a constant. And as busy as I am, I must find time to knit in my life. I finished the Misty Meadow Scarf last night, and now she is blocking. To re-cap, the pattern is the Misty Garden scarf from Scarfstyle. I changed the name to Misty Meadow because the project was my submission for the Knit the Classics September book, The Time Traveler's Wife. I used only one ball of Filatura di Crosa Muticolor. Of course, the photo does no justice to the color changes, but it really is a beautiful mix of blues and greens with a little pink, purple and yellow mixed in. I love the pattern, too... so simple and easy to memorize. The waves in the pattern represent the ripples in time, and ripples of grass in the meadow where Clare and Henry meet so often. The colors of blue and green seem to be a constant throughout the book as well.
I already know what my next project will be... a felted laptop case, to protect my brand new Dell which I LOVE. I wish I didn't have to spend so much time packing when I would so much rather be knitting! At least the cats like to play in the boxes.
Between school, work, the process of moving (yes, I found a place!), and my birthday on Tuesday, I have had NO time to do any blogging... or knitting for that matter.
I move into my new place on Oct 3rd! I found a cute little place right in University Heights, right on Park and Adams. I am very excited to move into this trendy little neighborhood, but still quite sad to leave beautiful Ocean Beach.
I also turned 31 this Tuesday, and I thought it might be hard for me, but there has been so much going on lately that i haven't even had time to think about it! Last night I met with three other Virgos to have dinner at Il Fornaio in Coronado. What a beautiful restaurant!! We were seated on the patio in front of a fireplace and looking out to the bay and the skyline of San Diego. Our friend Tricia works at the one in Del Mar, so she was able to get us 50% off the food, and we ate like queens! We had so much fun.
Thats it for now... I must get going to school, but I will post more later!
It is hard to believe that it was 5 years ago.
I know I will never forget.
Phew! It has been quite a week... starting up school again and starting a new job. I feel like I haven't had much down time. I have started my internship, and so far I have had three patients. It is so satisfying to finally be able to use everything that I have been learning up until now. Acupuncture is an art in addition to being a medicine... no two people will treat one patient the same way. So being able to choose which points I want to use and which techniques I want to perform is very challenging, but so much fun. And of course helping people feel better is so rewarding. I think this will be a fun semester.
As far as knitting goes, I haven't done much this week. I think I only got a few rows done of my Misty Garden scarf at SNB yesterday. I will get more done today while watching the Red Sox lose to KC again, and of course football. My poor, poor Sox are so sad right now. As of last night, we are actually 10 games behind the Yankees. Ugh. But, to cheer me up, I finally got my very own copy of MDK. I'm ready to get started on those dishcloths!
It seems my must-knit list is getting longer and longer... have you seen this from Magknits?? so pretty... but I must focus! I just bought yarn this morning for the Simple Knitted Bodice from WEBS. I scored and got 14 skeins of Berrocco Softtwist at the LOW LOW price of $3.75!! Most of the other colors are $5 each, but a few are at the lower price... so how could I resist? Dis of A Little Loopy is also using this yarn for the SKB and said it was a good sub, so I'll give it a try. I didn't enhance my stash at all yesterday during our yarn crawl, but I didn't come away empty handed...