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It’s a New Year already?! January 2, 2006

Filed under: Uncategorized — crazymonkeycreates @ 3:59 pm

Ugh. It’s been a busy, busy holiday season. I went to visit my mom for Christmas, and it was exhausting. I had to swap shifts with my cohort on days to get the privilage of having Christmas off, and am paying for it by working 7 days straight. [Day 5 is today]

I must’ve been a good girl last year because Santa-Benny brought me:

One of these:
garage door opener
One of these:


And some of the hair of these things:

Sheep
Llama
Alpaca
Angora

And off this worm’s back:

Silkworm

My mom gave me some Philosophy soap in peppermint:

Soap
And gift cards. My youngest brothers got me a denim apron and a cookbook with recipes sorted by occasion (which is awesome, btw). All in all, an awesome Christmas, and spent with family.

So, I start the new year working (and I can’t sleep well on nights before I work, I’ve found), and wishing I was spinning. All those lovely fibers….

I’ve been knitting, but not often enough for my taste. I can’t really knit on days that I work, since my days are 10 hours long (plus commute). Mom had me knitting a garter-stitch scarf out of some boucle she bought (first it was ‘cast on for me, i’m not good at it’ then it was ‘just the first row’ and finally ‘I’d ruin such pretty yarn’, as if one can ‘ruin’ garter stitch.), so I didn’t get much further with my Irish Hiking Scarf (which I believe is about 10 repeats from being done). I need to post pictures, I know. I need to post more to my deviantart account as well. Some from vacation, some from here. I won’t have much time until Thursday. And Thursday, the plan is to relax.

Calgon, take me away! 😀

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6 Responses to “It’s a New Year already?!”

  1. Maus Says:

    Nice stuff you got there, you must have been REAL good 😉

  2. Felicia Says:

    Santa-Benny is the bomb! I like the animal pictures!

    I understand what you mean about the 10 hour days- some days, it’s hard to knit. How long is your commute, on a good day? If you’re working 10 hours, then spending another two or so driving– doesn’t leave much time for knitting.

    Unless you decide to see how long you can survive on only two hours of sleep!

  3. Crazy Colorado Knitter Says:

    My commute’s about an hour 15 each way. Worse if the idiots in Castle Rock see a single flake of snow.

    So, if you factor in 8 hours’ sleep, I only have 2.5 hours in the evening (in which I typically cook, eat, wash dishes, and shower) and 30-45 minutes in the morning (which I use to wake up).

    I’m envious of the more prolific knitbloggers who finish projects in days, but I don’t think I want to be a SAHM with 4 kids that I homeschool, like some. *shudder* And I’m not fast enough to be the grumperina.

    I figure that can be my resolution — not to be jealous of knitbloggers with more time and faster hands.

  4. Brie Says:

    Santa was good to you. Sounds like you had a good holiday.

    My primary knitting time is at KWA due to work and school, so I know what you mean about not having enough time to knit. (And I’m a slow knitter, too.)

    (And I did your drive in the opposite direction for 6 months, so I know that’s not easy.)

  5. Kara Says:

    I never thought I would be a SAHM of 4 who homeschools. I have two degrees, and used to work no less than two and usually three jobs at a time, but I fell into it and love it.

    I did oil everything, but my problem is getting the yarn to wind onto the bobbin. The leader just sucks right in and the fiber refuses to go. Also, did anyone tell you how often to oil?

  6. Kara Says:

    Thanks for answering my questions on my blog. I’m going to try again tonight after the kiddos are in bed.


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