Monday, January 26, 2009

Taking a Break

As of right now, I am taking a break from blogging. Until when, I'm not sure. I just need some time to get my life together I think.

Last week, my brother was admitted to the hospital in my hometown for congestive heart failure. Thank God my father brought him to the ER when he did, or else I probably would have been brotherless right now. I was able to go home for a few nights to spend hours at a time at Tony's hospital bedside. Monday night, he was alert enough to know I was there, which I think was a comfort to us both.

Over the past week, it's been a series of ups and downs for both my dear brother and the rest of our family. Tuesday night, I finally had to return to Greeley for school and for work. It's been very difficult for me not to be there and to furthermore, be alone and isolated up here.

So my dear friends, I am on hiatus until further notice.

All my love,

Friday, January 9, 2009

Howdy, Hi, Hello!

And a happy belated new year! 2009 has been fairly good so far. I'm tomorrow morning to start heading back to school for the spring semester even though sometimes it still feels like I just finished last's semester finals although that was a month ago.

So what have I been up to? Besides lots of knitting of course...
  • I got my hair cut, and I think it's the best haircut I've gotten in ages
  • Then, I've been hanging out with my best friend Melanie as much as possible. On New Years Eve, we drove north to old Colorado City and then to Manitou springs. We even stopped at the new yarn outlet in Colorado Springs, where I bought yarn for Melly to learn how to knit! [Look forward to reviews on some yarn stores soon!] Some of the boutiques we visited were just amazing.
  • I made stuff to eventually sell in my etsy shop, when I get around to pricing and photographing everything.
  • I cast on for a sweater.
  • I bought more yarn.
  • Then got yarn to make a sample scarf for my hometown shop.
  • And last but not least, I think I finally came up with some new year's knitting resolutions!
2009's knitting resolutions are...
  1. Knit a sweater.
  2. Actually knit a whole sock. I don't even care if I do a pair. I just want ONE handknit sock at this point.
  3. Do my best to finish all my Christmas knitting before finals week come December.
  4. Learn more techniques and get more adventurous with my knitting.
  5. Teach Melanie to knit, which I've already been working on.
What are your knitting resolutions?

coffee and cashmere,