Long Time no Knit

Hello my dear readers. As you might have noticed I have been a bit MIA. The last semester of Grad School really did a number on me. I was taking a full load of classes plus over 25 hours of internship each week on top of the 2-4 papers that were due each week and my family and home to take care of. Since I have last spoken to you I have had a systemic infection that took 2 months to diagnose where I had a low grade fever and swollen lymph nodes and of course they had to rule out cancer, a miscarriage where I thought I would bleed out and never be heard from again, and the stomach flu that lingered for days. You think my body is trying to tell me something? On the up side I have lost 13 pounds all in all since I last wrote so I’m not going to say that it has not been all bad. I’m starting to feel better and am about to start running again.

I put the knitting needles down for a while and didn’t feel like picking them up again until a few weeks ago. I have started knitting myself a shawl called Faraway, so Close by Carina Spencer. I’m using the same yarn I used for my iPad Cozy. It’s turning out quite nice. I’m looking forward to the final product.

Newly added to my Queue of things to knit are:

Rosamund’s Cardigan by Andrea Pomerantz (for me)

Love Bytes (robot mittens for my boys) For Nerd Wars

Pembrook Vest (for my boys to make during Nerd Wars)

Anybody else doing Nerd Wars on Ravelry? I’m going to give it a try since I will finish my 900 hours of internship the first week of November. Then I just have to finish the paperwork for my LPC license and get a job. 

In the last couple of months I have been working on the 1001 books to read before you die list and I read the poisonwood bible, the war of the worlds and the time machine. All surprised me on how much I liked them and will give you a review of them in a few days. I’m about to start on Frankenstein and then Dracula this October. I have really enjoyed the company of the girls on the 1001 book forum on Ravelry. They are all very smart ladies and the discussions that we have about the books after they are read are very enlightening. 

I hope you are all well and I look forward to hearing what you have on the needles or hope to have on the needles.


2 thoughts on “Long Time no Knit

  1. WOW!!! You have really been through alot. I am sorry. I am glad you are on the mend. Try to take it easy. With your schedule, I don't know if that is possible. But do try to relax.
    I, too, have been AWOL. I am putting my toe back in the water and trying to get some reading and knitting done. My grandchildren, ages 8, 7, 5, 3, & almost 2 are really keeping me busy. I will have a new baby boy, who is 2 weeks, ready to join my gang the end of the year. WooHoo.

    Take care, barb


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