Friday, September 29, 2006

The LONGEST vacation!

Hooray! I'm posting!
Its been a crazy few months, and it has taken some adjustments.

We made our annual trip to see the ManFam in Ireland.

We swung through the air:


Met lots of new friends:



Played with Baby David--not a baby anymore!



Yes, I did knit--here is my one picture of the koigu shawl.


Library/grad school started when I was away--my instructors gave me a pass the first week--but it was hit the books HARD when I returned.

This summer I found a library job! I now work in the library at a local community college, a job found for me BY ANOTHER KNITTER (thanks Mira, you KNOW you rock!) Its part time and a lot of fun. And after years of being Mommy, its very exciting to be a person again--not to mention having a real paycheck.

The massive drawback is that I am committed every night. Two nights of work, two nights of school takes all of my KnitNite options. I really miss my knitbuds. Not to mention having piles of schoolwork to do, plus the small children to care for, and a spouse to.....hey, we are all busy. You know how it is. Blogging got the shaft until I could catch up.

But I am still knitting!

BIG NEWS--My Koigu Scrum Kiri shawl won 3rd prize at the state fair! I placed! We are going this weekend; I'll evaluate the competition. It was my first lace shawl, and really fun to knit (simple pattern too). I finished it while in Ireland.

I want to make time for blogging--I have loads to show. A finished tank, a pair of socks, a completed baby tomten jacket, a old WIP restarted.....so much knitting! Stay tuned!

6 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, Anonymous Barbara Sullivan said...

Yeah! You're back! Miss you at Knit Nite, but am so happy that things are going well for you!

 
At 10:44 AM, Blogger Mary said...

Welcome back, busy lady! Yes, do keep blogging - we've missed you! I hope to make it out to the Fair next week so I can see your shawl among other things. Once again -- congrats! :-)

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger irishmama said...

Welcome back. Congrats on the prize, and the new job. Looks like you had a great vacation.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Maggi said...

Welcome back, and congrats! I'm not sure we'll make it to the fair this year, so please post a winner's shot soon!

 
At 2:33 PM, Blogger Beth said...

Yeah - congrats on the State Fair Prize!!!!

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Debi said...

Missed you Suzanne! Glad you had a great vacation!

 

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