Thursday, August 27, 2009

Let's revive this sucker!

Well, the blog died. I just felt that I didn't have anything to offer the knitting blogosphere that wasn't already out there. Besides that, I was busy finishing my PhD, being single for the first time as an honest-to-goodness adult, and getting a job.

The job I got is in Singapore, and I just moved here two days ago. It should be more interesting to track how knitting helps me deal with living in such a different culture. I'm from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and I've never lived abroad before. So, let's get this show on the road, shall we?

Well, first of all let me introduce my second new friend in Singapore.

This cat is always hanging around my temporary housing building. I talk to him/her out my window from time to time, he/she seems to enjoy the attention. (My first new friend is a coworker who was assigned to help me out the first few days. His help is indispensable and I could kiss whoever put that program in place.)

My new university is huge compared to my old one. It is also beautiful.

It makes me think of Tron in paradise.

I brought several WIPs with me, and I have decided to finish them before I allow myself to unpack the yarn I brought. Besides the fact that I would never finish them otherwise, I think it's important for symbolic reasons.

I have been working on a pair of socks for a dear friend of mine for an age, and I finally finished the first one:

The pattern is from Sensational Knitted Socks - 3x3 Cable with Moss Stitch (Rav). It was worked top-down. The yarn is Silja, a bit scratchy but easy to work with (Rav). The color is not easy to photograph though, it's a manly deep gold in person. I think it looks great with this stitch pattern.

I ran into a few troubles on the toe, which is weird because the toe is my favorite part, but I'll discuss it once I have a second toe, hopefully untroubled, to compare it to.

I've also been working on a sweater, but I'll save that for next time.

I'm off to use the public transportation by myself for the first time. As a suburb girl from the midwest, public transportation makes me slightly uncomfortable even at home. But, when in Rome...

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