Well, I never really left. I’m sorry I abandoned the site awhile!
Here’ what I’ve been up to:
1) I moved to Alaska! I love living here. I love the snowcapped mountain views from my upstairs bedroom window! I love that it snows – though wearing this many layers on a daily basis is getting tedious. I’ve been hanging out on my other blog that I have with my husband, Joe, called Jenny and Joe’s Alaskan School Year. I guess one blog was all I could handle for awhile. I’m attempting to do both now, so cross your fingers that I keep it up :)
2) I’m taking a writing class! Actually and Advanced Composition class dealing with literary non-fiction. We’re just wrapping up the semester now. I have never liked writing classes until this one. I was taking to for degree requirements (more on that later) and was totally prepared to just “get it over with.” It turns out that I’m pretty alright at writing, according to my professor. She actually asked me if she could include one of my papers in her reader packet for her classes next semester. I was floored – this woman is SUPER critical and it’s a huge compliment. My head still hasn’t quite shrunken from all the ego-bloat. I’ve decided to continue with her creative writing class and I’m going to try my hand at getting my work published :) Be a working writer – hey now :)
3) I’m also trying to be a working knit designer! Joe and I have been working hard getting content up on our website TheKnitteur. There’s been talk of converting the page into a web magazine – I’ll keep you posted! In the meantime, I’m designing and knitting up a storm over here in the dark months. I feel like I’m living in a little cave when the sun goes down so early (3pm sunset now), but I get a lot of knitting done! Not a lot of school work though hehe. I have my priorities.
4) Because I’m going to try writing and designing at the same time, I’ve decided to forgo the college degree… again. I know I know, I keep saying “I quit!” then go back. I make no promises this time. All I know is, I’m taking basket weaving, music appreciation, US history 2 (I liked the teacher hehe) and creative writing next semester to keep financial aid. I’m a learner. I like lots of different classes, and don’t like taking boring classes which has stopped me from finishing degrees I start. I love keeping on learning. I may never stop going to college hehe.
So gentle readers, I am yours once more. I intend to get this blog going again, with full action links! And patterns, don’t forget the patterns.
I can be found as “RunningYarn” on Ravelry and on the Knitteur forums.
Blog on fellow knitters!