Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My Birthday

Hello All,

Well to everyone on Ravelry and Facebook who wished me a happy birthday, thank you so much. I certainly felt loved. I had a relatively uneventful day. Work was, well, work. . . What can I say. . . .

After work I got to take advantage of the fact that things actually happen here in Boston, and last night was no Exception. Casey and Jess (Founders of Ravelry) gave a talk at Simmons college. It was incredibly refreshing to hear someone say that a Business can start from a passion. I know that what I want for my long term goal is a few years off, but to know that it can happen makes me very happy.

Of Course I got pictures of people holding my knitting. How nice of you to ask.Here is Jess (She is holding the beginning of a Victory Junction Afghan that I am making)
This is Guido from It's a Purl Man

It really was a great night. Tonight I will probably be avoiding Boston as much as possible. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy going out and playing, what I don't enjoy is dumb drunk people, I don't tolerate amateur night well. Tomorrow night, however, I will be meeting Kat Von Dee . I am SO excited.

Friday, March 13, 2009


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Wearing knitted socks mean having just the right shoes to show them off. I discovered these shoes at Pay less. Comfy, inexpensive, and they show off the monkeys.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Hellooooo out there

Hello All,

I have not been very good about my blogging lately. I am trying to be a bit more productive while I am at home. I have tried a couple new routines and it seems to be working for me.

Nobody really "enjoys" cleaning the house, there are things we would all rather be doing. I, unfortunately, am a creature of clutter. it just happens. No matter what I do. At the suggestion of another blogger I have been trying to follow a bit of a plan. Every day I spend just 15 minutes cleaning. What I do is VERY specific. I do nothing else for that 15 minutes (okay, so maybe the radio is on) But it is amazing that by actually doing it, I find that it works. This doesn't necessarily work for laundry, but does for other things, especially because when you realize that you only have 15 minutes, you move quicker, and may actually be able to get two things done.

Okay, so now for the fun stuff. I did get to see Patrick last weekend. This is a huge bonus of being closer to home, it doesn't take too much to be able to see family. He is getting such a personality and really starting to interact and is so adorable.

Last weekend was SUCH an amazing weekend and I took the opportunity to spend a day wandering around the city. I of course went to a yarn store. This one is A Good Yarn out in Brookline. A friend from my knitting group works there. It really is a great shop, and they have roving for spinning, which I have discovered is hard to find. Lots of places have roving for needle felting, but not for roving. I got some great tips on my spinning from one of the ladies there, and it was great.

LITTLE SECRET: they have an AMAZING sale bin. I made out QUITE well with some WONDERFUL Louisa Harding Angora. Can you say something wonderfully luxurious for Betsy?!?!?!

Of course on my walk I saw something random, and couldn't not take a photo.

I went back home and buckled down on knitting. I have been working on Montera, and I love this pattern. I can't wait to wear it.
The picture sucks, sorry for that, but here it is.

Then I went off to church. I think I may have found a church that I really like in my neighborhood. This was a challenge because I had such a fantastic church down in North Carolina. Apparently there is a new Lenten rule, you can "indulge" in whatever you have given up on Sundays. I gave up Diet Coke this year. This has been a HUGE sacrifice. Though I will say, this week I haven't missed the actual Diet Coke this week. I have missed "drinks with bubbles" if that makes any sense. SO anyway, back to church. I was leaving church and SERIOUSLY craving a diet coke. I decided to get just one bottle for me and Jen to split (she has given up Diet coke as well) I went into Stop and Shop and went to grab one out of the cooler.

God is playing a cruel trick on me.

Okay, the birthday is next week!!! Seems like a year has gone by so fast. It has certainly been an interesting year. Never thought I would be back in CT, certainly never thought I would be living with family, and NEVER in my life did I think that I would be working in Software. Everything happens for a reason. . . . . .