12 July 2011

Um, O Hai! I Can Haz Blog?

Jeez, Louise, it's been a long time!

So here's what happened, in a nutshell: Nobody entered into the Iceland tour drawing, then April was really busy, then on May 1, I moved from nights to a day schedule at work.

That's actually been a really good move, on the whole, because I finally get to sleep a pretty regular schedule. I still have some sleep issues, but on the whole, my body has really been grooving on it.

The downside is that I don't seem to be able to keep up very well, anymore. E-mail, blogrolls - I've fallen behind with all of them. I got a Droid-based phone in May, though, so I finally figured I should try to use it and catch up with all the things I write in my head and never seem to manage to commit to "printed" form.

Not much knitting going on now that the weather has turned to stinkin' hot, but I finished that lopapeysu in just 17 days and got to wear it quite a lot in our gloriously cool spring, including even a few days in June.


I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this sweater. I do believe it's my favorite ever!

Aside from that, we went to Boston over Memorial Day weekend for an overnight getaway and met up with my cousin Liz, who was filming a movie in Worcester at the time. We were so busy catching up and seeing the Museum of Fine Arts (If you're in the area and haven't been to the Chihuly exhibit, GO!), that I only snagged one unflattering photo of her, which shall remain for family viewing only. So instead, you get this:


We also had a visit from Ragga & her family the weekend of the 4th, which was mjög skemmtilegt, but far too brief. David's parents were also visiting at the time, for the first time in almost six years and the first time since they boycotted our wedding. It was quite likely the best time we've had with them, though, and it was a little sad to see them go. Progress happens, but it takes time.

Tomorrow, David and I are heading to MA to get hugs from Amma, which are very much needed, and then I'm off to St. Louis for a week for a conference. I'm looking forward to the time away from work, which has been mostly hectic this summer, but I'm not at all looking forward to the heat. Seriously, I fully expect to melt and become part of the Mississippi floodwaters. The forecast is for 99F/37C on Saturday. Beyond gross.

If only I could bottle Iceland and take it with me everywhere!


JelliDonut said...

That is one seriously gorgeous sweater. No wonder you are proud of it! Ever seen any of the Chihuly in Tacoma WA? That's one really good reason to go there. That, and Madrona.

Can't believe anyone would boycott your wedding. That's sad.

Chris said...

I've been to St Louis once. That was enough. I felt like I needed gills to breath the air!

Gerri in St Paul said...

I'm going! It was the only way to cool off this summer! The lopapeysu is nice!

Tiger Chanter said...

The sweater is too, too, Fabu!

P.S. Seeing your tweets on Twitter, I wondered if you would ever return to this blog. Drop by when you can! :)

Lisa/knitnzu said...

The sweater is gorgeous! Don't you have blue eyes? Does the sweater make them look bluer? "if only you could bottle iceland"... including the dark in the depths of winter part?

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back and alive :) and what a great Sweater!!! I can't knit that fast, let alone get it to look as great as yours !!!

Michelle M. said...

Great sweater - I love the blue with the brown.

I'm impressed that you've been to so many states. You'll have to do a repeat visit to California!

I'm glad to hear that your sleep issues are getting better.

Mel said...

Michelle: It just so happens that AVMA Convention is going to be in San Diego next year!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous sweater! Probably necessary in Maine. Glad the in-laws have accepted you. Life is too short, etc.