Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Hug loved ones a but closer today

As you walk through your day today please keep all of your loved ones in mind. Young and old. Do this with Henry in mind. 

“When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun.”

Monday, September 15, 2008

Where have you knit?

You know that cool feature on Facebook the "Where have you been feature" well, I think someone (with more time and who knows more about computers than I) should make a "Where have you knit/crochet? See, How cool would that be, I have knit in some very interesting places

The metro on the way to AlexandriaThe Beach at Pleasure Bay in BostonThe Public Gardens (Sorry, so yarn pics, grrr I got the idea on the way home so I didn't think to take it while I was there)

Anyway, this is what pops into my head while wandering around the city. Of course when I have some where specific to be, I get directions, but I have also discovered that by just "turning left" or "seeing whats' down this street" I have discovered so many things. So that is what I did today, I walked around Boston and enjoyed, what I hope, is he last day of summer for New England. Don't get me wrong, it was 80 degrees, no humidity, just stunning, bit windy, but so wonderful, but I am ready for the fall.

And on that note, I leave you with my day.

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I can't let this day pass without thinking about it. I can replay the day almost to the minute. I can almost replay that entire week, it was a crazy week. Drop me aline if you want the details.

Anyway. . . . . Since I am still unemployed (though hopefully not for much longer) I decided to take a walk to the beach. While I was there I watched all of the planes landing at Logan. I was reminded of what it was like when there were no planes in the air for 3 days. My apartment in High Point, NC was on the approach to Greensboro Airport. I can remember hearing the first plane overhead. It was a helicopter transporting someone from a car accident (it had been on the news). I can remember people walking outside of their apartments to watch this one helicopter go by. We were all frozen. It was as if we had never seen anything flying before. Nobody said anything, we all just went back into our apartments or cars and life went on.

It is kind of amazing how when something that happens around us every day is gone for just a short time, we notice it when it returns.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Well, I have been here for a week

Crazy huh. I have been in this new city for a week. I am still unemployed, I am really hoping to fix that situation today. i have an interview with the CEO of Software Company "V" today. I am really hoping this is the third and final. I have also seen a couple more jobs that I am thinking of applying for, and I have also signed on with a temp agency. I am confident that I will have a paycheck soon.

I am getting settled in the apartment and finding creative storage options.

This weekend I am pretty psyched. I discovered the Boston Folk Festival here in town, and they were looking for volunteers, so I am heading there to help with set up and breakdown on Sunday, and I get to enjoy all of the music. I am psyched. It should be great. No huge names, but John Gorka and Kathy Mattea will be there, and that is good enough.

In knitting news, well I have to say this whole "Do one project at a time" has its merits. I am currently working on a Clapotis for my sister. I am more than half way done with the straight rows, it looks fantastic.

I am using Dark Horse yarns fantasy. I must say, I really love this yarn. It is great. It is soft, so soft. It drapes beautifully. I am thinking of a big challenge project of the drifting pleats scarf for Step Mom for Christmas. We shall see.

I have a few other things on the needles as well. Fishnets from SNB Nation for Vik, a blanket to donate to Victory Junction Gang in Dad's name, and that is about it. I am looking forward to trying out the magic loop once I am done with the clapotis. I have some of the Ravelry Mascot left over, thinking it is enough for a pair of socks for L.

I am loving Boston, especially the weather, and the things to do. I am going to two different SNB's this week. One out in Cambridge tonight, and one on the South End. The knitters have been so wonderful.

Well, guess that is it for me today, must get some cleaning done, interview is at 2pm. Wish me luck.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I think I'm Gonna Like it here. . . . .

Well, I am certainly not living with Daddy Warbucks, but I must say my place here in Southie with Jennifer is pretty great. Plenty of space, and a new cat to get used to. I spent my first real day in Boston yesterday. It was such a beautiful day.

I started my day by heading to my first interview at the Museum of Fine Arts.
The Interview went great, it is a great job, very good money, lots of new things to learn. It does involve pretty crappy hours. So, there are trade offs. I did get to take some great pictures. The Geese right near where I sat to knit before my interview.The amazingly blue Sky. It was such a great day. The of course there was the happy graffiti on the sidewalk . After this interview I went off to Brookline Village. At first I was not overly impressed, but then I crossed over a bridge and was in love. Tree lined streets, and then there was A Good Yarn I was so impressed with the shop. Well stocked, great staff, very friendly, and I am also hoping to head back there for spinning lessons. I was so happy. Went for a quick lunch and then off to interview number 2. It was a great interview at a small puppet theatre in Brookline. We will see how it goes. I found a lovely spot to sit and knit and enjoy probably the most expensive Latte I ever drank (seriously, I was shocked. I know it is he city and all, but $5.51 for an iced latte is a bit extreme) but a great people watching spot right in front of the T station. I officially became a mass transit knitter yesterday. I completed this project during my trips throughout the day Iot modified the mason dixon pattern a bit, and I am really pleased. Not sure what it will become, it isn't quite the right size for a burp rag, so it may just be a dust or face cloth. It certainly kept my hands busy. I cast on a pair of RPM's last night, so that is nice mindless bus/train knitting.

Currently I am balling up the yarn for my sisters clapotis. Hoping to cast that on tonight at my first Boston SNB at Flour I am really excited to meet some new knitters.

Oh, and I SO wore the wrong shoes. My favorite Heels backfired on me yesterday. These shoes have always come through, but not yesterday. Thankfully I was able to come home to my finished monkeys I haven't woven in the yarn ends yet, but that didn't stop me from wearing them around the house last night. They were so comfy and wonderful.