Archive for March, 2010

call me insane

Yes, this is the start of another afghan.  No, I am not anywhere near finishing the first one.  I might have a problem.

Also..we made some delicious kofta!  Here’s the recipe.

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makin yarn

Fresh off of the drying rack!  ..festive handspun.  :o)

Unfortunately, it looks like the Etsy seller from whom I bought the roving is no longer in business, but it’s 4 1/4 oz of Corriedale in “Fanfare.”  I used ply on the fly for this one, and I really like the end result.

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springy love

After my first winter in the Midwest, it’s so amazing to see everything outside suddenly coming back to life.  Little green plants are popping up everywhere, and it really feels like the change happened overnight.  I can’t believe that tomorrow is the first day of Spring already!  I’m loving opening all of the windows in the house and letting the fresh air flow through.

This past week has been Purdue’s spring break, so I’ve gotten a bit of a chance to relax and enjoy it, too!  I took the first 3 days of the week off while my parents visited (fun!), and I’ve primarily spent today and yesterday reading articles at home.

It’s so nice to have a break from class.  Somehow, between spending time with mom & dad, doing yardwork, and shopping, I even found a few minutes to crochet some more afghan squares.  It still seems like it will never be done, but at least I can see the progress!  I’m twelve in.

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fun times

As many of you know, Dave’s been busting his ass to find a job up here.  Positions are scarce, and it’s especially difficult to find a position without any experience in the field.  (It’s this great catch 22.  You don’t have experience, so no one wants to hire you.  You can’t get any experience unless someone does hire you.  Great.)

This past week brought lots of good news, though.  Not only did Dave hear back from a potential future employer (fingers crossed), but he also started his interim job on Friday!  Whoo!

He’s working in the hardware department, so he gets to mix paint and make keys and fun stuff like that.  I think it’ll just be nice to have a reason to get out of the house.  Looking for a job can be discouraging, stressful, and boring.  It doesn’t pay too well, either!

I started a new project of my own last week: a hat.  This hat.  It’s turning out really great so far, and I am so glad that I get to show off all of the fun colors in this yarn on my head instead of my feet.  :o)  I really thought the pattern would take forever, but it’s knitting up pretty quickly, and it’s got this cool spiral effect going on.  I love it!  Maybe I’ll even finish it in time to wear it a bit before the weather heats up any more.  ..or maybe it’s just wishful thinking to imagine that it won’t freeze up again sometime soon?

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