Saturday, April 26, 2008

First Post!

I have always seemed to avoid making up a blog, but the other day I was struck with the perfect title to encapsulate my life these days and it felt like it was time. Really, what I think I want from this blog is a venue to express my thoughts, frustrations, and interactions that come with the daily life of working in an animal shelter, combined with the everyday hobby that has become more of a habit: knitting.

I don't know if I expect anyone to read this blog, or even care, but it just seems like a natural progression for me. In college, I studied English Lit and have always had an interest in writing. I've always kept journals, until recently. Knitting has taken up most of my free time so I haven't really journaled at all. So this blog seems like a viable solution.

I started working at the NWPA Humane Society about 4 years ago, just part time, and would travel selling posters in between time at the shelter. About three months ago, things sort of fell into place and I've been able to become full-time there which is kind of amazing. Often times I'm able to combine knitting and shelter life and knit some stuff for the kids at the shelter:

Every month old Pit Bull puppy needs a teeny woolly sweater!

In terms of knitting, I've been working on two sweaters intermittently, with small projects in between. I've seen so many awesome versions of the ubiquitous DROPS A-line cardigan that I really felt compelled. It seems like a sweater I would wear alot and I had some Beaverslide Dry Goods Organic Wool that seemed the perfect fit. I'm through the back and front panels, and onto the sleeves, so hopefully I'll have FO photos soon.

I just started a quickie project that is quickly becoming a more complex one as I've run out of yarn...
Irish Hiking Wristwarmers in Debbie Bliss Donegal Aran Tweed and Ivan at the window

Well, anyways, welcome! I hope that I'll stick with this thing and it will get me writing and reflecting more...


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