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Immediately following Stitches West, I had to completely immerse myself in my day job.  This was only fair, because I’d been so focused on dyeing yarn.  My job deserved (and deserves) much more of my attention than it had been receiving, and I had several significant deadlines to meet.

Now having met those deadlines as well as finishing up a few phydeaux deadlines, I’m starting to emerge back into the “real world.”  Coinciding with daylight savings, I am thoroughly enjoying seeing sunshine during my commute home, a few more minutes of sunshine every single day (above is a photo from my commute taken around 6pm on Irving in San Francisco just a few weeks ag0).

A few notes from the emerging:

  1. New eyeglasses = game changing.  Interestingly, not because I needed a stronger prescription, but because it was too strong.  Go figure.  Nice to be able to read street signs and make out faces again.
  2. Knitting for fun is … fun!  I’m knitting all new samples using my own hand dyed yarn and enjoying every minute.
  3. After a brief hiatus from dyeing, winding or twisting yarn into skeins, my fingernails almost look normal again (versus ragged and multicolored).  I’ve even been wearing nail polish – extravagant!  Never fear, the dye pots are heating up tomorrow, at least enough to redye a Stitches West order that I’m not happy with.
  4. I’ve turned my TV back on and only have this to say:  it’s much worse than it was the last time I watched months ago.  Oh, there are some great shows, and some good shows, but even more really mediocre to very bad shows.  At least in my opinion …
  5. I’ve been dying to read a book.  A real life, book filled with paper pages and printed words.  Such an indulgence!  Hopefully, soon …
  6. I work in San Francisco now, while still living in the South Bay, with a 1 hour and 15 minute commute, or two and a half hours in the car each day.  That’s a lot of NPR.  If I lived closer to the train, and my work was closer to the train, that would be a 2.5 hours of knitting every day.  Ah well.
  7. That said, my workplace overlooks the beautiful and magical Pacific Ocean, on top of high cliffs, where I can see the Golden Gate Bridge from the parking lot.  Often chilly, windy and foggy, all of my knits have been put into service.  San Francisco loves knits!

I feel like I’ve been missing out on everything.  What’s going on with you??

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  • Thea March 20, 2012, 11:14 AM

    With that long commute and an urge to read books, you should try audiobooks. Its not the same as turning the pages yourself, but a great way to immerse yourself in a story. The library has a great selection or try Audible.com.
    BTW, I’m knitting a Stripe Study out of some lovely golden yarn I bought from you at Stitches. Beautiful!

  • brenda March 20, 2012, 8:40 PM

    I hear you, Thea! I do listen to audiobooks, actually – I just downloaded the hunger games last night – can’t wait!

    Ooo, can’t wait to see your stripe study! Hope you had a great time at Stitches! 🙂

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