Friday, March 6, 2009

On Passing Time

it's been quite some time since i've had the opportunity to blog. after the jury dury duty, so many things (life, Life, LIFE!!!) in between a new job, all that lovely history being made in DC, and lots of knitting, i think i've got things in order to get back into the swing of things.

the summer was pretty uneventful, other than following the campaign with the girlchild--her first election. at the beginning of the fall, both the girlchild and i have decided to have a vegetarian household. No one specific reason, but many different ones. the girlchild has never been much of a meat eater, i found i was finally able to lost weight and resolve some health issues by modifying my diet/lifestyle. i'll still be posting recipes and pics from time to time, but i doubt there will be posts/pics of mung beans, or seitan, or mycoprotein products. nor lectures about Paris Hilton and her puppies-as-accessories etc.

on the crafting front, after a major love affair with knitting all sorts of hats that were snatched up as soon as they came off of the needles, i am back to my knitting passion of l-a-c-e. i have two shawls on the needles right now: The Shetland Tea Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace" and The Melon Shawl from " Victorian Lace Today". shetland tea shawl
Pattern: Shetland Tea Shawl from "A Gathering of Lace"
yarn: Laneborgosesia/Baruffa Cashwool, 100% wool laceweight;red
needles: Addi Turbo lace size 3US 24in.

i'm also working on a set of swatches for an upcoming class i will be teaching at my LYS--Beginner Lace. this will be the third time that i've taught the class and i've enjoyed every moment. speaking of teaching/learning, i've acquired a few new lace books too. Nancy Bush's "Knitted Lace of Estonia" and Sharon Miller's "Heirloom Knitting". Next on the list is to get the two Ichida books that have Niebling-esque patterns.

now that things have calmed down a bit, i hope to contribute more online--especially since i appreciate all of the sharing from the online crafting community. plus, i just really miss some of y'all.

1 comment:

Vicky said...

Thank you for your very kind comments on my blog about my weight loss. It really IS a slog, so it's nice to know that someone appreciates that! (Here, not so much.... Even when I reach my goal weight I'll still be "fat" in Japan. Sigh.)