Thursday, January 28, 2010

Things are changing

So by now I'm sure most of you have heard that Walker and I are trying to orchestrate a move to North Carolina. In fact, this weekend, we're flying down there to scope out a few apartments and meet with some job contacts. If all goes well, we'll be down here in March, which is really really coming up fast. If all doesn't go well, then I don't know what we're going to do, so keep your fingers crossed.

As far as the job things go, Walker is still looking to pursue a legal career (which is one of the reasons we're looking to move to NC now rather than later). But, as I'm sure you've all heard, I've been turned off quite a bit by the legal profession and am looking to transfer into the financial sector. Wish us luck--we're probably going to need it!

And now, knitting news. I know I neglect this blog and I'm really sorry that I do. I think the reason is that I wait until I have pictures to show and since I'm often way too lazy to take pictures, the projects pile up and things get rather daunting. So I resolve to update this thing much more often, with or without pictures. Also, no more than one project per post. It's getting out of control. Further, once I come up with a new name, I intend to move this blog. Blogger won't let me change the user to my new email address and it's a bit of a PITA to keep logging into old email. I'll let you know and leave the forwarding information on this blog when/if that happens.

Progress toward the etsy shop is plugging along. I hadn't been very inspired lately, but I have 2.5 hats that I think might sell, so hopefully soon I'll be posting about my Grand Opening! This is another incentive for switching the blog: I hope to link the two in a feeble attempt to generate sales. We'll see how that goes...

Today's project: Spiral Boot Socks!

I finished the first one ages ago and set the other aside so that I could finish my Christmas knitting. I really like this yarn, Lion Brand Superwash Merino. It's about the only Lion Brand yarn that I like and it was a royal pain to acquire, but for these socks, it was worth it.

This pattern was a joy to knit. Easy, but not too easy and kept me interested the whole time. The only problem is that I wish instead of the lacy edging that I had used ribbing because they have a tendency to fall down. Maybe the boss is right and I am too skinny. If my calves were meatier, I wouldn't have this problem...
They are super soft, though and I love wearing them. I may make them again, just shorter next time.

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