Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hello Again!

After a fairly significant blogging hiatus, I thought I'd give this a try again.

We had a great year last year. I'm sorry I didn't share any of it with you! This school year has brought some changes - Baby Girl started kindergarten, I have a new job, and life is busier than ever. I am excited about my job. I am the Behavior Specialist for our school district. This marks the first time since Little Girl was born that I'm working at job that reflects my education and career goals. It's still part time and the hours are perfect for putting the kids on the bus and being home when they get off they bus. As an added bonus, I really enjoy it! Baby Girl is enjoying kindergarten and at this point in the year, the kids are all very busy with basketball.

On the knitting front, I feel as though I accomplished very little last year. I did knit myself a Dark and Stormy sweater, which I love! I wear it all the time. But, looking at my projects on Ravelry, I accomplished very little. I certainly did not come close to knitting/spinning the 12,000 yards I had set as my new year's goal. This year, my goal continues to be to knit from stash. I have plans to go to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck this year, and I would really like to have knit up most of my stash from 2012's trip. So far, I haven't bought any new yarn since the new year, so yay me!

So far this year, I've knit a pair of socks, a Rikke hat, and a hat for Baby Girl out of handspun . Currently on the needles, I have another pair of socks and a brioche stitch cowl. I've swatched for a sweater and occasionally remember to work on a pair of thrummed mittens I cast on in November. We've had a lot of snow, so those mittens would be nice to have finished.

You can see all of those FOs on my Instagram Feed.

I don't know how often I'll blog, but I'd like to try to keep things updated. I like having a record of what I'm knitting on and when. I take so many photos with my phone now, I'll have to find the quickest way to upload them here.

In the meantime, Happy Knitting!


Judy11 said...

Nice to see you pop back into your blog. I checked out and followed you in IG. My knitter had been slowed by 4 hand surgeries within 10 months. This last one is having a slow recovery right now :(

SapphireBlue said...

Good to see you back again. I've also been on a bit of a break with work changes.