Thursday, August 30, 2007

Buens noches

I'm just dropping a quick post to say hi. Today was my first Spanish Class. It was interesting. Rolling those R's are easy until you have to say it fast.

The first week of classes are quite busy. Classes are in 3-4 hour blocks so there is a lot of time to get right into the coursework. I think I'll have the classes under control. The most hectic part has been getting all of the supplies. I've been to the bookstore 7 times already and I'm waist deep in new school supplies.

I am getting some knitting time in during breaks and on the train. I've started my Zen knitting project and I'll show some pictures this weekend (hopefully). I'll be around in blogland to catch up on my reading this weekend too. I can't wait to see what everyone's been up to.

Until next time....hasta luego!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Zen Knitting

"You won't have a social life".

These were the words that stuck out most at my orientation today. Going back to school is going to be a true test of my time management skills. But I am determined to not let that get in the way of my knitting time. Right now I'm trying to figure out my next project. I've started and stopped a few things. I've started my Habu jacket which is strictly an at-home project and I have a small lace scarf for my train project. But for some reasons they aren't hitting the spot. I think I just want a good old-fashioned (but not "old-fashioned) sweater. Some stockinette and maybe a cable or two but nothing complex.......I think I just figured it out...... I need some zen knitting. Something to calm the nerves and help me relax.

While I figure out my zen project, I'll do a little housekeeping.

Does anyone want a copy of the Winter 06/07 Vogue Knitting? I have 2 copies to give away. The first 2 people to leave a comment can have them. If you see that you are one of the first 2 to leave a comment, then go ahead and send me an email with your mailing address. If there are already 2 names, consider them gone. (please don't send a "just in case" email. I'll do another post if they don't get claimed. )

Monday, August 13, 2007

A lot of stuff going on....

Let's catch up....... Last week was a crazy/busy one! Last Wednesday, us New Yorkers' (yup, I'm a NYer now cause I got my new driver's license), were stuck in the worst traffic nightmare. There was a huge rainstorm that flooded the subway stations and forced the morning commute above ground. What is typically as 25 min train ride turned into a 3.5 hr bus ride with folks crammed into the bus to the point of overflow. Then it took me 1.5 hrs to get home.

Later that evening I headed out to Stitch-n-Pitch. I was really tired but I went anyway. I forgot my camera but I did take a picture of the goodie bag everyone got. Each bag had different things but this is what mine had.

Saturday was the Annual SistahFriends Knittah-Que.

I only stayed for 30 mins because I had to go to work.

Yup....that's right. I have a job. I haven't been jobless since I was 15 and sitting around without an income was starting to bother me. I checked online and found a LYS that was hiring. Last Friday I started working. It's the perfect job that fits into my class schedule and allows me to work in an area I'm good at.

The store has a great selection of yarns and this past week or so there has been a sale. I was holding out pretty well. Given the size of my stash I don't need another ounce of yarn. Friday I talked myself out of buying any Noro Silk Garden Lite or Koigu. Then Saturday I walked in and saw a bin sitting next to the register with this in it. .....

Habu Paper Silk Shoulder Bag Kits . I got 4 of them. I want to make a jacket and if there is enough left, then I'll make the intended bag.

I'm off to do some knitting and maybe even swatch some Habu. Talk to ya later.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


I woke up this morning to some hard realizations

* My sweet tooth is way out of control and it shall be my downfall. This is an oh-so-delicious cupcake from Crumbs. I just had to get two of them this morning while I was out running errands. It's a good thing I have to do a lot of walking now.

* Now that I don't work in front of a computer, it's hard to keep up on all the blog reading.

Yup! That's 637 posts I need to read.
I'll try to keep up by reading them with my morning cup of coffee.

* I do believe that Ravelry will become like MySpace for Knitters/Crocheters. An additive little space that will further suck me in and make me lose track of time.

* "The Dress" is destined to be this perpetual project that I am never fully satisfied with and will never have the time to finish.

* It was pre-empted by my next project. It's for another book. I'll let you know more about it after the author gives the go ahead. I'm really excited about this one!

Now I have to find a small project to take with me to Stitch-n-Pitch this Wednesday. I think it might be a good time to start a scarf.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Stitch-n-Pitch is coming to town!

Check out Stitch-n-Pitch for ticket info or to see if they are having an event in your city.

I'm going. How about you?