Monday, January 08, 2007

Updates and Big Newses

Whew! It's been a long time since I posted. There's a lot to catch up on, although not much knitting-wise, which is why I haven't posted in a while. Really, up until a couple of days ago, I hadn't knit anything since before Christmas.

Part of that was because I was feeling a little uninspired, probably because I have been sick since before Christmas. There appears to be a couple of different cold strains going around town, and I have been fortunate enough to catch at least two of them. Yay, me.

And you know how knitting is when you're sick--not very fun. Plus, with the constantly running nose and the sneezing--it wouldn't have been pretty.

But on to the photos! And Christmas knitting stuff!

My wonderful sister-in-law Cheryl got me Boathouse and Vintage Floral, both from Piece of Beauty (love, love, love her yarn!) You see only one skein of Vintage Floral here because my cat Oliver went batshit crazy and completely and utterly destroyed one of the skeins. Bad cat! I am waiting for a replacement.

The two skeins of the red in the photo are Claudia's Handpainted, which I bought for myself. Shut up! They were on sale! 40% off even.
Cheryl also got me the Kristen hat kit from Bea Ellis Knitwear. I picked the colors to go with my winter coat, which is camel. Oooh, it will be so pretty! Cheryl's the best.


As far as knitting-related gifts, I also got Socks Soar on Two Circular Needles, the Stich n Bitch 2007 desk calendar, and the Knitting Pattern a Day calendar. Not bad!

I bought myself some Schaefer Anne just the other day. I needed some inspiration. I'm thinking Embossed Leaves for this--very earthy.

The really big news is that my law partner, Eric, (check out his new knitting blog) and I have moved into a real-life office. For the last three years, we have been practicing out of the spare bedroom in my house, partly out of convenience, and partly out of necessity. Some of you may remember from a previous post that the majority of the law I practice is through a non-profit organization that provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. So, because we do a lot of traveling to cover the entire northeastern corner of the state, we didn't feel an office was strictly necessary.

But another of the contract attorneys with our organization had an office-sharing arrangement he was looking to fill, so the week after Christmas, we moved right in. It's been so nice, and such a change, but in a really good way!



Isn't it pretty? It looks a lot more personalized and put together now, but this gives you a pretty good idea of the new digs. Definitely a change from my spare bedroom with the cat-vomit stains on the floor.

Because my husband and I have been sharing a car for the last three years, we decided it was time to get a second car. Paul always drove the car to his office--because I worked from home and had my partner Eric for any necessary transportation, it worked relatively well for a long time, although I realize now how restricted and trapped I felt sometimes. Having a car is a definite freedom that we tend to take for granted.

And, of course, I whipped up some dishrags for general office use. I just couldn't resist.

And, to celebrate the new office, and my birthday on Wednesday, my darling family sent me a beautiful flower arrangement today, and I love it. It smells so good and there are pink beads sticking out all over it. What's not to love?

Oh! And Elly got a haircut (see previous post for comparison). About time, ya hippie!

This has been quite the long post, and I'm sure no one has read til the end, but I guess that's what happens when you neglect the old blog for such a long time. I vow to do better in the future! But don't hold me to that.

14 comments:

Eric and Tony said...

Wow, our office seems so fancy when seen in a picture. I especially love the bottle of Windex. Oh, and thanks for the plug!

Emma said...

I thought the Windex bottle was a nice touch myself.

Sheepish Annie said...

Lovely yarn, wonderful office, cutest doggie ever!!! Things are really looking good for you. What a great way to start a new year...

wen said...

I would also be waiting for a replacement cat if that happened to my gorgeous yarn...

Congrats on the great new office and your birthday!

Laura said...

garts on the new office digs!

schrodinger said...

What a wonderful pile of news - all that lovely yarn (you are going to have a beautiful pair of embossed leaves out of that yarn) and great news about the office move, it looks great.

renee said...

Very nice office! I work out of my home and have an office and it's nice to have that separation between home and work. My office isn't anywhere near so posh as yours though!

Marianne said...

Oooooooh, nice yarns, nice haul on the holiday booty. The office is very pretty, and yes, the Windex bottle does a nice balancing for it. So, your birthday was ~last~ wednesday? the 3rd? that was Havala's also. Good day. So, if that was your birthday, Happy Birthday albeit late...
Blogger has really screwed up today, I don't know what they were up to but.....my word verification on ALL blogspot blogs today has been 'smenita' every single one of them. Plus having to go through it 3-4 times before they actually accept it,and the word never changes.

Fannie Pie said...

lovely lovely office and beautiful yarn! the universe is making up for the nasty colds!

Happy Birthday Cappy! Is it really the 3rd? or the 10th? I don't remember your birthday being the day after mine, but then I"m OLD>)

congrats on the new office!

Emma said...

Nope, my birthday is the 10th. Hey, that's TODAY!

lobstah said...

Holy busy, Batman! Oh someone beat me to the joke...I was wondering if you were waiting for replacement yarn or cat, ha ha.
Your Christmas tree was so pretty! I love your office too. It looks so lawer-ly and comfy!

PictureThiz said...

Happy Birthday Emma!!

Cheryl said...

Bad, Bad Kitty! What does that cat have against me??

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Your new office is beautiful and your law practice is doing most needed and wonderful work. Thank you.