Ok, ok, I’m back. (An Update Post)

Sheila left me this comment on my last post the other day…

OMG! Are you ever going to start blogging again? I miss seeing your knitting!

My mom has scolded me, as has Roni, my first secret pal and practically like my second mom. I feel so bad about not posting!

First, some explanations of why I’ve been gone so long.

As you might remember in my last post, August has been the month of transition for me. I’m no longer in NYC and I’m back in sunny Bloomington, where … the grass is brown.

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It hasn’t rained any significant amount in the month I’ve been here and the grass is crying for some love. I keep seeing the students out smoking and I’m just waiting for a patch of grass to go up in flames. Fortunately, I bought a new umbrella (ella, ella ella – oh god- someone kill me) and some rainboots and so I’m ready for when the rain really does come. Hopefully it’s soon.

I’ve met with some new knitting friends! I got together a couple times with some knitters from Bloomington and we knitted! It was fun – like a real knitting group. I’d had some knitting circles in my dorm, but the girls were always really, really beginner – and had no knowledge of the online community – I was the most hard-core one, and that wasn’t really fun for me.

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I’m making progress on the mitered square blanket. Unfortunately, the baby is a couple weeks old. I suck with deadlines (I should be writing a paper right now, actually). Nevertheless, I’ve hot 5 1/2 blocks (of 9) seamed together. I haven’t knit all the miters, however. As I discussed at my knitting group, once I finish that miter, I have to kick it into gear and finish the seaming (and weaving in ends). As long as I don’t finish that miter, the seaming I have done now… means that I’m ahead of the game. Yes, I’m lying to myself.

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I also finished some slippers. I needed some that I could slip on and respond to fire alarms. Or run to the ambulance when a student is being transported for alcohol poisoning. I’m thinking of sewing some buttons on them – what are your thoughts? Same color tones or some that are bright? Also – I’m going to use silicone cauck stuff to seal the bottom (and make them not-slippery). I’ll throw some photos up when I finish them. Heck, I’ll make a tutorial out of it!  Anyway, as it is, I’m pretty happy with them.  They’re really warm and comfortable.  I may just wear them to class a few times.

Hmmm. I think that’s it for now.

14 Responses to “Ok, ok, I’m back. (An Update Post)”


  1. 1 Emilee September 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

    Hey Nicole, glad to see you back!

  2. 2 Sheila September 16, 2007 at 10:29 pm

    Well, I have been checking, as you know. I am happy to see your blog again. And I love those slippers!

  3. 3 Linda September 17, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Glad you’re back Nicole…slippers look comfy. I would like to make some for myself. Those would make great Christmas presents

  4. 6 purlingplans September 17, 2007 at 11:46 am

    Glad to see you back Nicole🙂 And glad that you’ve found found some great people to knit with!

  5. 7 KathyMarie September 17, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Glad to see you’re back in blogging action. I covet your slippers — are they of the Fiber Trends felted clog variety? I like the idea of bright shiny buttons, and caulk on the bottoms.

  6. 8 mom September 17, 2007 at 1:27 pm

    I love the slippers….Maybe you’ll knit some for me!

  7. 9 orata September 17, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Hello! I feel inspired to make some slippers soon too–you’ll have to report back on how the caulking goes. I think you should totally put buttons on. Using the same color tones would look very sophisticated if you had some shell or mother of pearl buttons. But bright ones would be fun, too! Bright blue would look really cute.

  8. 10 susan September 17, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Glad to see you back in the blogosphere!

  9. 11 Floderten September 18, 2007 at 11:55 am

    Good to see you back!🙂

    I’d totally use bright buttons on those slippers. They look really cozy to wear!🙂

  10. 12 Roni September 18, 2007 at 9:56 pm

    yay!!! you’re back! Nice work with the slippers, I made some of those for my son last Christmas and he wears them around the fire station! I put the suede soles on them. I like your plan, no sewing.

  11. 13 Aunt Carissa September 19, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    YAY! I’m glad you are back!

  12. 14 Cat September 20, 2007 at 12:53 pm

    Glad to see you are blogging again. Missed you!


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