Monday, September 25, 2006

Where does the time go?

I swear, I mean to blog. Really, I do. I think of things to blog about while I am driving all over northern Indiana back and forth to school. Then I come home so beat that all I want to do is sleep.

I did have really great plans I had to blog this weekend, but I threw my back out for the first time ever. I highly suggest you all miss this experience if at all possible. The good part is the lovely medication the nice doctor gives to you when you are screeming in pain! It still hurts, but I'll live.

So, since photos are really important to a blog, I thought I would share a photo my mother sent to me in e-mail a while back.

Yes, gentle reader, that is actually a picture of me at my first birthday. There are no pictures of me in color before the age of 2. Color photography existed, but it was expensive.

There is knitting to talk about, mostly socks, but I am too lazy to take a picture now.

I promise to post this weekend.

Happy knitting!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

I am still here

I always seem to drop off the face of the planet when I am in school. Working on a master's while working at a high school does keep me on my toes. I love that I get to do lots of reading (since I am working on becoming and English teacher, it is expected), and work gives me time to do some mindless sock knitting (I plan it so that I am doing plain St st legs or feet at work).

What I don't have lots of time for is blogging. I have plans to share bits of my knitting and life with you all, but my plans are dashed by changes in assignments and plain being tiered all the time.

Last weekend, Sly and I were able to get away for the long weekend. We took our RV to Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana. It is really wonderful there. We explored caves, visited the pioneer village (I swear I took pictures of EVERY spinning wheel and quilt in the place), and saw the Grissom Memorial (very nice but small to someone who has visited the Space Coast in Florida as much as I have). So, here is a small selection of my photos from last weekend. Enjoy!

Me knitting outside of Granny White's house. I actually met one of her descendents while sitting here. BTW, see my project pouch from Piddleloop? It is my all time fave knitting bag.

A wonderful little scene with a knitting basket. I did get to talk with the woman who made the quilt as well.

The best spinning wheel picture I took all weekend. I think it is just charming. :)

Another "traveling sock!" Not to mention the charming Midwestern town in the background. I don't remember where I took this. Indiana small towns all have the same feeling to them, and after a while, you can't tell one from another.

I also worked on my Irish Hiking Scarf. The thing I hate about scarves is that after about 4 feet I get a little tired of them, but a 4 foot long scarf is just too short.

Just in case any of you were wondering, this is what I do with my ball of yarn while in the truck.

That is all for now, happy knitting!