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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Clue #1 - DONE!!!!!!

It came down to the wire but I finished the first clue for Secret of the Stole ii. Just in time for clue #2 to be released tomorrow.

Overall, I think it's going rather well. I had to tink ALOT because I would get distracted by the television but it went fairly smoothly. I like reading charts rather than written directions, actually. I got my first taste of charts when I knit my first Monkeys and it's been fairly smoothly sailing ever since.

*yawn*

Off to bed...

Sunday, January 20, 2008

The one with pictures...

I feel the need to explain my absence for so long. Not that anyone has discovered my blog yet - except for JP, thank you sweetie!!! Rather than blather on and on about what I've been doing, here is the story in pictures.

Well, first I graduated from the University of Florida with my MBA...

Here's a picture of "Team 9". We were together the entire program and did all our projects and presentations as a team.

Me with Mom and Dad on graduation...Then it was on to the holidays...shopping, what shopping?!?! That's what the Internet is for...here I am helping Nittany open her present. I'm not sure where the other pictures are at this point but you get the idea.The rest of the holidays including me getting sick and breaking my pinkie toe (no alcohol involved). Has anyone ever heard of uvulitis? Yeah, me neither. It sounds vaguely vulgar but it's an infection of that weird thing in the back of your throat. Can we say ouch?

Next was the marathon...eek! After being sick and breaking that tiny appendage, it was going to be touch and go throughout the race but I was up for a challenge. Here's some of my gang before the race...

And after...
We had been training together since June and we all became close.

Here's a great one - Karen, Mark, me, and Sean. We ran together the ENTIRE race and crossed the finish line holding hands - and then burst into tears. It was Karen and Sean's first marathon and Mark's first after, as he puts it, he discovered beer and cigarettes. I was the veteran as this was my sixth one.

Okay, last marathon one...I couldn't resist this one. It embodies my two dear friends - they trained like crazy, and had a cigarette at the finish line.Oh, did you want to see actual knitting? I didn't realize. *grin* I recently joined Secret of the Stole ii and finished my swatch last night at my folks. Here's a picture. I'll post a picture of the first clue when I finish up with it tomorrow. I'm really liking the lace work so far. It take concentration so I wouldn't recommend it if you're trying to knit around a boyfriend who wants to talk or takes great pleasure in shouting out random numbers when you're trying to count. God love him...

That's enough for this evening. I'm off to have some dinner - homemade beef stew. I also want to finish clue #1 on the stole and get pictures on to Ravelry this evening.
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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Hey look at me!

I'm posting!

Wow, I can't believe it's been, oh let's see, almost THREE months since my last post. Not good, not good at all. The end of school came and went (I'm an MBA!) and then the holidays descended on us. Oh, and then the marathon last week...hmmm...I need to add some pictures from the race here.

I've just started swatching for Secret of the Stole ii so I'm hoping to be posting swatching pictures later as well. 20 rows in, 20 more to go then I'll block and look and cast on for clue #1 which came out yesterday.

I definitely need to add some pictures to my blog. It's sort of boring right now, isn't it? That will change.