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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

crazy storms

This is what the view from my office normally looks like:
view from my windows (by aswim in knits)

Just before leaving today, it looked like this:
storm moves in (by aswim in knits)

And about 3 minutes later, the rain came down, and I could barely see across the river:
rain comes down (by aswim in knits)

My FWW got the play-by-play over the phone, so I thought she ought to get to see the photos too. Local peeps: this storm lasted about 15 minutes and took down 2 trees on M-Drive.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

still here, but surprisingly quiet

Test, test ... is this thing still on?

Oh, hi!

Yeah, I'm still here, even if I haven't been saying much. I've been keeping busy with work (new office location!) and school (6 weeks to go before I finish my degree!) and coaching (almost at the end of the season!), like always. I've been remarkably content for the past couple of weeks, and spending time away from the computer. Nothing special going on, just a convergence of lots of little things that have made me happy. And the nice weather never hurts!

Oh, and hey ... I've been spinning!

purplicious (by aswim in knits)
About 500 yards of heavy laceweight/light fingering weight. Merino/tencel blend. Good spinning, craptacular plying...

targhee fiber (by aswim in knits)
Some fluffy targhee on its way to becoming yarn ...
targhee singles (by aswim in knits)
Singles for a 2-ply fingering-to-sport weight.

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Thursday, June 12, 2008

I need a nap

Every feel mentally exhausted for no particular reason? Yeah, that's me.

Last week, I traveled to Chicago for work. I presented my first-ever talk at a national conference. I was one of 6 speakers on a one-hour panel, so it was hardly earth-shattering, but I was still pretty proud of myself!

Then I had a nice long weekend. My office relocated, so we had Tuesday off, and I took Monday as a vacation day. On Monday, I did some studying, but on Tuesday I just hung out, knit, spun, and watched DVDs. But I'm still tired.

Now I'm back at work. Here are my two favorite views from my new office:
view from my windows (by aswim in knits)
(Out my windows)

What would YOU do? (by aswim in knits)
(In my fridge)

I'll be back with knitting and spinning updates when I muster up some more energy.