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October 04, 2007

Oh blog, how I have missed you...


This summer has been oh so busy. I finished up my master’s program coursework and have now begun my internship, which in and of itself is full of business, excitement, and a good deal of nervousness. Summer school is always a more intensive time that fall or spring because the courses are shortened and compacted. I submitted a design to Yahaira’s new book, got accepted, knitted like a fiend, mailed it in, and busted out the pattern all within about a month. My husband and I have been going to wedding, baby showers, traveling to see family, and dealing with family issues. And in the meantime, we’ve been trying to go to our day jobs, find a new place to live and pack up our stuff (another long story, but in short, our landlord sold the duplex we were living in and the buyers is remodeling it back into a single family home. Ergo, we have to move. We did find a new place which I am extremely excited about though. Makes the whole moving thing a little less horrible), and do humdrum things like keep the house clean. And when have I had time to do some knitting for fun you ask? I’ll tell you the answer to that question: I haven’t! My husband and I rented a totally cheesy action movie last night (D.O.A.) and I worked some on some socks I’m making for him.

I started these back in April sometime. They’re from a Knit Picks free pattern, but they took the pattern off their website and of course I cannot find the file I thought I saved to my computer or the printout of the pattern, so now I’m more or less making them up as I go along. The hub is awfully excited about them and he gets jazzed whenever I pull them out.

Another item on my docket is shifting this blog over to the url I purchases a few months back. I started the process of having a new blog designed for me with another blogger who does design, but for some reason I have not heard back from her in about 3 months and not for lack of trying on my part. So if any of you know any good designers out there, I’d love some referrals because I really want to get my new site up and running.

All my summer business has also meant that I have been unable to check in with blogland. I’m setting aside some hours this weekend to get re-acquainted with all of your projects, musings, photos, and life happenings. It makes me sad when life gets in the way of toodling around the blogs, but sometimes that’s just the facts, ma’am.

On the plan for the knitting right now is as follows (and by the way, packing is a great time to get all the knitting organized. Gotta love that):

1. finish up the socks for the hub before cold-feets weather arrives
2. finish up some finger-less gloves that I modified from the pattern for my sister. She wanted some finger-less gloves with covers and after I couldn’t find a pattern she liked I decided to meld a few together.
3. start a sweater for my mom. The dry cleaner ruined her favorite sweater and so she asked me to make a fresh new copy for her. It shouldn’t be too complicated as its mostly straight lines but it does have a pretty fabulous penguin motif.
4. start planning for a sweater I’ve been dying to work up. It’s a ribby, fold-over cardigan with big buttons and hopefully fun details worked in.

That’s quite a bit! In between packing up and moving, I’ll hopefully get some more knitting time in and also some more blogging time too. Hope to see you all around the neighborhood soon!

19:05 Posted in Life or Something Like It | Permalink | Comments (9)


Hello Dolly! You've been a busy lady, Sarah. Congrats on finishing your Masters coursework and starting an internship. It's understandable that knitting would be one of the things to move down on the list of priorities :o)

Posted by: Karen B. | October 04, 2007

Yay! It is so good to have you back, Sarah. Sounds like you have been quite the busy bee. Congrats on school, your pattern, and the new place.

Posted by: Kara | October 05, 2007

Congrats, Sarah! Glad to see you back to blogging. My DH (Matt) does design work and would be happy to work on your blog, if you want. :)

Posted by: amanda | October 05, 2007

welcome back! you certainly have been a busy bee. glad that things are calming down somewhat!

Posted by: ann | October 05, 2007

Wow, life sure does get in the way sometimes! Congratulations on your pattern! I can't wait to see it. And welcome back, by the way!

Posted by: Erin | October 06, 2007

Holy cow, you've got a lot going on at once. I'd love to hear more about your internship. Are you student teaching now? Congratulations on your pattern being accepted, that's exciting!

Posted by: Karma | October 08, 2007

Congratulations on the pattern!

Posted by: macoco | October 10, 2007

Wow -- you have a lot going on. As someone who has just moved house, I can tell you it's important to take a little time to rest as you pack and then unpack. We worked like crazy and then ended up too exhausted.

Posted by: Debby | October 10, 2007

Congratulations on beginning your internship. I LOVED my internship and had I been given the chance, I might have stayed an intern . . . well, maybe not--salary left a little to be desired, but it was a great experience.

Good luck with the move--scares me.

Posted by: Brenda | October 17, 2007