Catching up

Oy vey, I started this post back on Nov 17 and am just now getting around to finishing it and posting it! I guess the holidays are here for sure because it seems my days are filling up with things to do while at the same time feeling like they’re getting shorter and shorter!  I can’t believe it’s already December!

I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I ate too much and drank too much (in the true spirit of the holidays). And I’m going to be doing it all over again in just a few short weeks! Thank God for Spanx.

So let’s catch up on the exciting life and times of yours truly…

I finally got my iPhone 4. I think I mentioned months ago how I wanted one but was going to hold out for the white ones. (Heh heh heh.) Since I did not see an end to my wait (and my Blackberry was getting buggier by the day) I caved in a bought a black one. And so began my love affair (along with my addiction to Angry Birds and Words with Friends – I’m KnittingAllison, by the way. Start a game with me!).

When not absorbed in iPhone games I have been knitting and crocheting and have actually finished a few things (and started a few more…)

I finished Geoff’s vest and we think it fits him ok. It may be a tad too snug but we aren’t sure as it hasn’t really gotten cool enough for him to wear it for any length of time. But I liked the way it turned out and really enjoyed the pattern. Info about the project can be found here.

I also crocheted a quick Vintage Trivet from Linda‘s book Crochet Adorned. I am loving this book! So many great things I want to make! My project info for the trivet is here.

I also started my Que Sera, a Chevron Scarf for my mother-in-law and my Echo Flower Shawl. Oh, and I started (and finished!) a crocheted shawl called the Elise Shawl which is finally blocking as I type this (it’s only been three weeks since I finished it… I am really on the ball over here). I’ll try and get some good pics when it’s finished drying!

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Along with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I am knee-deep in knitting classes! My tech editing class is going great and I am learning so. much. stuff. about pattern writing and grading and design. And the shawl design class I’m taking with Stefanie Japel just started! I can already tell it will be such a great class. Money well spent! I hope to be cranking out some great new patterns in 2011!

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I hope I’ll be able to pop in here again before the end of 2010 (if the holidays and classes don’t swallow me up!). Until then, I’ll leave you with a snuggly picture of my snuggly dogs doing what they do best. Happy Holidays!


Let’s catch up!

Let’s see, the last time this blog was getting regular attention I was a medical librarian blogging from Columbia, SC.  Now I’m a housewife (homemaker? domestic goddess? heh, maybe not yet) blogging from Hattiesburg, MS.  Mississippi?!  What in the world?!

I guess the journey began in January ’09 when Geoff got a call out of the blue from a recruiter for the University of Southern Mississippi asking if he’d be interested in applying for a position they had open.  It was very similar to the job he had at the Univ of SC but with more money and more responsibility (in other words, a really great opportunity for him).  By May it was official – we were moving to Mississippi!  We bought a house here in June (and thankfully sold our house in SC two weeks later) and moved in July.

We really do love it here.  The people are great and we’ve made so many new friends!  And being 90 minutes from New Orleans is pretty sweet, too!  But it does suck having our family and closest friends 600 miles away.  This is my first time living in another state as I spent my entire life in and around Columbia, SC.  So this has really been an adventure for me!  A great adventure!

Our money went a lot further down here than in Columbia as far as real estate goes so we were finally able to get a larger house which would allow us to add to our family.  And so we did…

This is Frank (short for Frankfurter).  He’s a miniature dachshund and we are totally smitten with him.  He will be a year old in April.  Rest assured he will be making plenty of appearances on this blog.  His cuteness is overwhelming at times so be warned.

As for me, I’ve been enjoying my role as housewife/homemaker.  I’m still learning how this whole thing works and trying to get a good routine in place so that the house isn’t neglected and neither am I.  This will lead to more time for knitting, sewing, crafting, cooking and most importantly, blogging!  My big responsibility so far has been overseeing an addition we are putting on the house.  This hasn’t been so bad lately because the renovation has come to a screeching halt.  Not good!  But that’s an entire post in itself.

Please continue to bear with me as I make adjustments to my new home here on WordPress.  I’m still cleaning up the archives but hope to finish that this weekend and maybe even get some knitting in!  I promise knitting content in my next post!  Until then, have a great weekend!