What a month! In short, I became obsessed with my thesis, opened a shop on Etsy, put on a holiday celebration for the husband’s family, went on a trip to the frozen tundry of Iowa for work, and today I get to watch the husband graduate with his masters degree. In all of this, I have missed my blog and I have been knitting.
To see what I’ve created lately, you can check out http://ravelry.etsy.com. I initially decided to open an Etsy shop so I could raise money for the MS150. For a couple of weeks, I always had a pattern churning in my head and worked to create some items that might sell. I have two other items that will go up in my shop soon, but in the midst of all of this, our camera died. I think we’re going to buy a new one as a Merry Christmas to us because we use it so often. I’ve decided that I’ll keep the shop up but I am not going to focus on it as much as I have. I have learned that I like knitting from a pattern sometimes. The pressure to always be thinking of new ideas when there are so many patterns out there I would like to knit was starting to take the fun out of it.
The thesis has been placed in my office, which has been turned into Santa’s Workshop until the end of the holidays, covered in gift wrap from ceiling to floor. I have resolved not to think about it much until the holidays are over since I invested so much in it during October and November. Participant recruitment is still moving along and I hope to defend by February. The light at the end of the tunnel keeps getting brighter, I’m just not reaching it as quickly as I would like to.
I’ve got to go gather my knitting to entertain me as I wait for graduation today. Just wanted to let you know that I’m alive and the blog is still alive. Stay tuned for my fabulous Sock Pal haul.