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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Squared Away

Here's my first square for Lizard Ridge. See, I really am knitting in the New Year. In fact, if you could see my kitchen table right now, you'd see the halfway-done sleeves of Jenna Wilson's Big Sack Sweater (to match the front and back already done) and the nearly finished front of a Banff (also a Jenna Wilson pattern; it's the year of the Jenna for me). And there's a two-thirds done clog for felting in my knitting bag. See? I'm only a slacker when it comes to posting. But I have excuses...

First, there's the Fiesta Bowl, which I covered. Go Broncos! I'm totally into football (and knitting while watching football) now.

And then there's this first-year writing class I'm teaching at BSU.

And then there's my part time gig teaching and working at the yarn store.

Okay. Now I'm too tired to go on.

I suppose I can make all sorts of resolutions about this blog, but, frankly, it's lower on the list than say, getting up at 4:30 a.m. every morning so I can go to work at the Statesman.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Knitting New Year

I just realized that I never actually got around to posting in December. That means I really must make a New Year's resolution to tell the world at least weekly about my world of knitting.

I just read Stitchmarker's knitting list. I'd like to compile one, too.

But right now, I've got to get ready to cover the Fiesta Bowl baby.

Yep. I'm in Phoenix for New Year's writing about Boise State fans. It's truly the best assignment I've ever had at the paper.

Even though I brought tons of knitting with me, I only managed part of a sweater front (a much scaled down version of Banff).

Let's hope it doesn't make the still-unfinished list of projects for 2007.