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well, almost.

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crap picture, (and its all splotchy because it is wet, the yarn is a solid color) but i spent all day knitting, seaming, weaving in ends and it is now blocking on the floor of the den. i think i started this just about two months ago, which, for a sweater on sz 3 needles, isn’t too long ago.

hopefully i will pick up buttons after work and sew them on once the sweater is dry. after that a modeling picture will definitely come.

Also, T came home and caught the cats all sleeping together. It took about 10 months from getting the kittens, but they are all good friends now. Thank goodness.

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Also, it looks like thermal will be my last big knit for a while. I really need to be studying for my licensure exam, which i will probably take in about 11 months. So I will probably knit socks/dishcloths, etc, from now until I’m licensed.

and my cruise is two weeks away–starting to get excited and nervous. but mostly excited (even if i don’t like anyone, or no one likes me, i can spend my time in the heated pool, in yoga classes, and sleeping. sounds like a vacation to me.)

I haven’t taken any pictures of anything so I haven’t blogged (I know most people only look at pictures but I couldn’t leave the blog empty for much longer. I have included a kitten picture from when they were brand new so it wouldn’t be too boring. They will be a year old on April 1st.)

Thermal is coming along very well (it is the first sweater that I have knit in the round, and wow, it is nice not to worry about seaming.) I have the entire back done, and am working on the left front shoulder (then the right front shoulder, 2 arms, and done!) My goal is to get it done for the Sea Socks Cruise (which shouldn’t be a problem, as it is 6 weeks away, and I will be really bummed if I am still working on this in six weeks!).

My review at work went very, very well. Lots of approval from my boss, and from her boss. Work has become overwhelming–the house is full so my caseload is intensely high. I left today at 5 for the first time in about 2 weeks. In general it has been much closer to 6, and I take no breaks. Literally, no breaks–I eat with the girls, take them to the bathroom, etc. So I have been coming home and crashing.

I did get to a yoga class on Sunday (it was an Iyengar Yoga class, which was new to me, and I really liked) and I plan to go back next weekend. And maybe I will make it to Pilates Saturday morning. T and I have been running some as well (well, walking and running–I walk up hill 1 mile and run down.) which is also good for me. I wish I could get back to the 6 day a week yoga schedule, but that will take some serious discipline, and energy, and right now that energy is going to my work, and cooking/chores, etc. But hopefully sometime in the next few months.

Also, has anyone been to Puerto Rico? We have some friends getting married there in July and I am tempted to go (I can fly nonstop, the tickets aren’t too expensive, and hotels are cheap). We will be in Rincon (with an accent over the o), where my friend has a house.

And kittens!

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We spent the weekend in Vegas with some friends, attending a fight (I know. Totally weird–I never, ever thought that I would go to any kind of fight, period. And enjoy it. But I did. And had a great time.)

We stayed at a Marriott, which was nice, clean, non smoking, and affordable. The fight was at UNLV and was packed with people (including Harrison Ford and Nicholas Cage). From there we went to dinner and then to Caesar’s Palace for gambling (I won 200$ at roulette!) and drinking/dancing. My friend helped me get all done up which was really fun because I never, ever do that.

The first picture is me and T, and the second is the four of us at dinner after the fight.

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Today my boss told me I could attend the Pre-conference of theInternational Association of Eating Disorder Professionals which is focused on treating eating disorders in adolescents–and my work is going to pay. I feel like a real professional, building a specialty. It is an amazingly nice feeling. And this Friday is my 3 month review–with my boss and her boss. Wish me luck!

I have gotten more done on thermal, but it looks the same, just a bit longer. Didn’t get much knitting done over the weekend, and am now slowly recovering from the lack of sleep. Hoping to get some knitting done this coming weekend and maybe at the end of the week. But too tired right now.

I am actually making progress on Thermal.

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I really, really like this knit.