Saturday, October 25, 2008


Before I forget to post for two weeks again...

Things are looking pretty good for the moment. I may have some really awesome news shortly, job-wise, but I'm going to hold off on saying anything for sure. I finished the first half of my mom's Christmas present, and I'm about 1/4 of the way done with my Dad's. I've cast on and started a present for one of my friends, but I'm going to have to start over again because it's turning out WAY too big. I'm not sure why... I swatched and everything. Possibly I've entered a twilight zone where none of my knitting comes out the size it's supposed to be.

Post-Christmas, I think I'm going to try and knit a sweater for myself. This one, specifically. I've been wanting a cardigan-type sweater for a while, but I can never find one I like when I'm out shopping. I think being a knitter has made me kind of picky.

Not much else to say at the moment. Halloween is coming and I don't have any plans set. I'll do a bit of traveling this weekend, but other than that, no big plans. Meanwhile, back to work/knitting.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


I seem to remember a poem, though I'm too lazy to look it up--something about frost on the pumpkins--that seems appropriate for today. The weather is showing evidence of winter coming. I had to scrape my windshield for the first time this morning before I could drive home from work. Last night, as I was leaving, I looked up at a cold, clear moonlit sky and marvelled at the brightness, how much sharper the moon seems in late fall than it does in midsummer. Despite the threat of coming winter, the onset of allergies and flu season, the glimpses of sunlight that grow more brief and infrequent... I love this time of year.

Tonight: Banana bread, possibly visiting my aunt, definitely soup and grilled cheese for dinner. For now, sleep.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Hi there. The scarf's finished. I still haven't done anything worthwhile with the pretty Misti Alpaca yarn, but I've started and finished a couple other projects (new mittens for me, a hat for my sister which I may have to rip out and start over again because it turned out HUGE), and I've got two other projects in progress for my parents for Christmas.

I've discovered that blogger only works intermittently on my computer at work, which is usually the only time I have energy or time to write (on my break, of course). Today I'm up early, so I have a few minutes to update. Yay me!

I used to love fall. Then I realized that many of the things I love about fall (trees, rain, etc.) set off my allergies. So lately I've been headachy, sneezy, tired, and stuffed up. I end up taking both over the counter Claritin (or the store brand, which is so much cheaper) and a decongestant in order to feel good some days. Also, I'm sad that I didn't get to go up north to see parents or friends during the peak of the fall colors. Too expensive, and I'm too busy lately. Besides, even if I do go to see them, I'm only awake part of the time that they are, and then I'm awake all night with nothing else to do. Or I switch my sleeping schedule around and end up being miserable at work for the next week because I'm exhausted. Blah.

I guess that's all for now. I'm headed down before work to see some friends tonight (so we can watch House, M.D. together). **waves** Bye now!