I have not really been knitting much in the last 10 days since I stopped working 10 days ago. It is nice to have a break. But I have had fun. I went to set some things up in my new house in Maryland. I then spent 4th of July in Washington DC, watching the palisades parade, eating a lot of pig, and hanging out with the family, which is always fun.

Then it was back to NYC. My mom came to visit and we have done some fun things in the last 3 days. We went to see Giselle on Tuesday night, performed by the American Ballet Theater at the Metropolitan Opera House. It was a lot of fun. Then yesterday we went to the Met and Ashley came too to see the Turner exhibit. Then we saw A Chorus Line last night. Nothing like being a tourist in your own city, even if it is not mine for much longer.

I am headed to the beach for the weekend, so maybe I will get some knitting done there. For now, I am watching a movie, so maybe I will pull something out.

Koons Heart

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Finally, some String

I did a little yarn shopping today. I am embarrased to say that I had a gift certificate to String that has been burning a whole for 18 months, and I finally used it today. I have not been in a yarn buying mood, cause I having had a whole lot of time to knit. The store has beautiful yarn. A huge selection of cashmere.

But I went without a plan, so I decided I needed to make one. So I picked up the new issue of Rowan Studio and found a cute little summer tank sweater with some cables in it.

Then I found this great Sirdar Bamboo yarn that will be lovely.

Snuggly

I will need to swatch, and I have so many unfinished projects. But I am excited about this one.

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A little update

I am sitting here on the 23rd floor looking toward downtown Manhattan. There is a huge thundercloud headed toward the city, looks like it could become a tornado. And it makes me sad. I know I am leaving this city for a better opportunity. Tomorrow is my last day of work here in NYC. And as I think about the move I am making about 300 miles south, I think about have to think about the good – more time to do the things I love, both in and out of work. As well as the opportunity to meet new people and experience new things, and new knitting shops to explore. But it also makes me sad to think about not having this amazing view, missing my friends and this wonderful city of which I have not yet grown tired. I know that this is what I am supposed to be doing – but it is hard none-the-less.

So hopefully as my next journey takes me to a new place – I will have the opportunity to knit more, and keep up with this crazy endevour more often. I do enjoy this break from the mundane to express myself. But I need to make it a more regular event. As the storms comes – off goes the DirecTV. Wonder who will win the Wimbleton match I am watching. The weird thing is there is no rain – just a crazy dark cloud and lots of lightening.

So, I hope to be here much more in the future (I know I have said that before). But this time, I think it might actually be true.

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I’m back

Well, I have certainly MIA. And I have a lot to report – most not knitting related. But that will have to wait.

Ashley had a fun thing on her blog, so I decided to follow suit. Here goes:

1. Kristin, 2. 7th Course: Tasting of Ice Creams, 3. Norfolk Academy, 4. Color me lonely…color me blue, 5. Casey, 6. Pouring red wine 2, 7. Rue de Rivoli (Paris), 8. lavender creme brulee 9. How did i fall in love with you ? 10. FAMILY FRIENDS, 11. dark and lonely….12. My flickr name revealed nothing. It is kind of boring

Here are the rules, if you want to give it a try…

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name.

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I can’t believe I have not written since Christmas. I have been crazy busy. In my mind too busy. I am trying to find the best way to find balance in this crazy thing we call life. And knitting is certainly a part of that.

A few weeks back I saw this book advertised on ravelry and couldn’t resist. It has great hats! And small projects seem to fit into my time schedule a bit better than big ones. I have started the hat titled Enroule, in blue sky alpaca Royal. It is turning out nice. I need to take some pictures soon.

But this weekend has been spent in the bed with a really nasty cold. I will spare you with the details, but I will try and make it here more often. I need it for my sanity! Have a good week.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

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A wasted saturday!

Well, I feel the need to make up for yesterday. Unfortunately I spent the day on the couch with a stomach issue. Or lets say between the couch and the potty. I am feeling better today, but I have so much to do and I essentially lost yesterday. Grocery shopping, studying, cleaning up this messy apartment! Lots of things.

You know, I moved to New York almost a year and half ago. There is nothing like moving from 1500 sq feet to about 500. I still have so many things that need a space. i should just purge them. But I must study first. Maybe I will have a post exam cleansing in January. But still no time to knit. :(

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Well, there are some perks to living in NYC. I live in a part of the city that is not frequently visited by celebrities. But me uncle is in town and we decided to go to dinner on Restaurant Row. We went to a place called Joe Allen. We had great food, but we had to sit at the bar, cause we didn’t have reservations. A group of people came and sat next to us who were from Oklahoma. They said they came there cause they heard it was a place to spot celebrities. We had not seen any, but only 5 minutes later Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller walked out. These folks were so excited. One of them ran behind them to get their picture. I realize how nice anonymity is.

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I have had a few busy nights. Two meetings in a row. They have been good times, but means I have little time for much else. I have had little time for knitting too. But that is nothing new. I have decided that despite the fact that I love to knit, it unfortunately is not something I can do on a daily basis. At least not right now. I would like to be able to change that, but I don’t know how. So for now, the knitting updates will come as they can. So now, off to do some work.

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Another day of routine. I am not sure what I should do to change it, or if I have time to do that (I do have a big exam in January). But I have committed to this daily blogging routine. And since I haven’t been doing any knitting in the last week, I don’t have much of that to talk about.

But I was able to spend the weekend with Ashley. I was supposed to be on call Saturday. But H’s party was Saturday and I didn’t want to miss it. So when my partner had been up all night Wednesday and was supposed to be on call again on Friday, I offered to switch. Then I coordinated it with my Dad, who picked me up from the train and we surprised them. It was a lot of fun. And I always have such a good time seeing H. He has such good energy. Wish I did.

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