I never intended to let the blog languish for so long, but somehow, it seems to fall off the list of things to do when life gets really busy. And it has gotten really busy this year - which, by the way, seems to be whizzing past a light speed!
There's been a lot going on around here, without even commenting on work (which we won't). It's still there, it's still crazy and it will never be done - which is why it's called work, right? (OK, that's really all there is to say about it.)
Here are the highlights since the last post, back in February:
* went to Stitches West, had a great time, bought lovely yarn
* started a serious yoga practice (mostly Hatha flow, with some Yin and Vinyasa and - best of all - restorative!
* went to a wedding in Corpus Christi, had a great time, nearly melted and did manage to knit some
* went to PIQF (Pacific International Quilt Festival), bought lovely fabric, had a great time
* visited MIL in her new assisted living place 4 times, each a long and lost weekend, lots of knitting
* we have decided to think about retirement! Still negotiating time frames: he says 2 years, I say 10...we're talking 5 to 7 right now. Manchester, NH is the likely landing place, which will be a world away from the San Francisco Bay Area,
That's occupied a lot of spare time and brain power and even computer time. We started with a list of 10 cities from some magazine or something and checked out each city. He checks the everything else, and I look at houses for sale. I love looking at houses for sale, but it can really be a time sink! More to come on this topic.
I've been knitting rather a lot. In October I finished a Mizzle scarf / shawl and 1 sock (it's lovely yarn, but the 2nd sock is in timeout until it learns to behave. I had more trouble with that 1 sock than with the other 75 or so pairs I've knitted all put together!) I'm almost finished with a Grand Palais scarf / shawl started in 2011 and stalled when the 9 stitch knitted-on lace border stymied me. Turns out it's really easy and only the i-cord edge remains to be done.
As the month goes on, I'll post photos of the finished objects - it's been ages since they were even mentioned, much less posted.
It's good to be back, and I hope to see some old friends and even some new ones around the blog.