Monday, June 05, 2006

Milestones since starting blog....

Here it is June 4 and I'm finally getting around to posting on my blog. I've celebrated several milestones since starting this blog.....

1. Four days after returning from my Ireland business trip, I was laid off. First time I have ever lost a job. Took some time to get used to the idea. Didn't let it spoil Mardi Gras weekend in Soulard.

2. Took an entire month off - napped when I felt like it, worked in the garden, read, knitted, signed up on several job boards to get daily emails for jobs in StL.

3. Celebrated the 37th anniversary of being diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes - now known as Type 1. Have seen the technology to cope with this disease progress greatly, but still no cure. Been an insulin pumper for almost 4 years.

4. Finished 2 pair of gift socks! First pair of Opals. First pair of OnLine Summer.

5. Frogged the Elizabeth Zimmerman vest I was knitting as part of the GSLKG KAL. It just wasn't right. Must try it again, as I love the look.

6. Met the Yarn Harlot at the StL book signing. What a hoot! Stand-up knitting comedy. Laughed all night!!

Friday, February 17, 2006

Last night in Ireland

I'm headed home on Saturday. Yeah! I'm more than ready. Have knitted just a little this week. Will finish the Mardi Gras Scarf for my favorite waitress at our neighborhood hangout between tonight and the long flight home tomorrow.

I'm not participating the the Knitting Olympics since I have way too many UFOs and I've been traveling for work. Saw this button and just loved it. I'm cheering on all of the participating knitters.

I'm off to pack and get to bed so I can be ready when the driver comes to take me to Shannon Airport at 7am.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Starting my blog from Ireland

I've been working in Ireland this week and decided to start a blog about my knitting obession and life in general. I'm staying in Galway at the Great Southern Hotel.

Got to do some shopping on Shop Street.
Will post pics of my handknit sweaters when I get home.

The weather has been wet and it's been gloomy. Although this morning it was beautiful, but it didn't last too long. It's amazing how many people don't use umbrellas.