Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Still here...

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.

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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.

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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.

7 comments:

  1. Congrats on the job! Nice to see you are doing well -- that yarn looks really nice!

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  2. Yay! Yay for you being back, but mostly yay for the job - especially a job in your field that provides experience - that's great news :) Fingers crossed they need you for ages and ages!

    Love the look of that yarn, beautiful colour :)

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  3. Great news on the job! I'll take a peek at the wedding shawl on Ravelry - I'm curious to see your progress :) it's nice you're not stressing over running out of yarn and the like.

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  4. Yay! Congratulations on the job, and happy birthday! And that yarn (and the bread) looks tasty ^_^

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  5. I'm so glad to hear that you were able to get a job! That is fantastic! That merino yarn is certainly a great birthday present!

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  6. So pleased for you about the job. I have relayed your news to the knitting group!

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  7. Congratulations! That's fantastic news! And belated happy birthday too :)

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