Hello blogosphere! It's been a while, but I'm poking my head in to proclaim that I am still alive, and the blog isn't dead. I haven't been around much because....
I got a job! Hurray! It's only a temp job, but it's in my field and it's much-needed experience (not to mention much needed cash). So far I'm really enjoying it, and I'm trying to get as many shifts as I can in case the work dries up. It's also exhausting - I think I've been working 6 days a week for the last few weeks, even if it is usually part-time hours.
That's what I've been up to. I also had a birthday, for which I bought myself some yarn.
This is Millamia Naturally Soft Merino. I bought it in the SuperKnits sale in January, and hid it under my bed until my birthday, so it was almost a surprise to open it at last. I intend to make Gavotte by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. The lovely Zut gifted me the pattern as an RAK, and I'm keen to start swatching. Once I finish my wedding knitting. Or maybe before.
Speaking of wedding knitting, my shawl is still a fluffy white blob, but I've done 8 repeats of the 9 called for in the pattern, so it is getting there. I may do more repeats, since I have lots of yarn left - I guess I'll see what I have time for.
Lastly, I tried that soda bread again, this time with only a pinch of salt. That did the trick, and this time it was definitely edible.
Though it looks much the same as the first time around. Whew! I think I've forgotten how to blog. I intend to make some thoroughly colourful soup tonight, so here's hoping I have more to write about soon.