Tuesday, October 20, 2009

what have I been doing?

Sheesh It's been a long time since an update....What have I been doing?

well there has been some knitting going on (I've found Ravelry.com and LOOOVE IT). I have a new niece coming soon, so I get to make all sorts of lovely girl items. On the needles now (or at least in the very near future) is a twirly dress made from ribbon yarn, a few cuddlies, and a blanket.
For christmas I am trying to knit or needle felt something for everyone, so all the spare time is spent struggling over cables and stabbing wool.

There is a job hunt going on. Both my husband and I are out of work. Which, quite frankly sucks. I was only part time last year, so when the school year ended so did my job. The hubby was laid off right as the baby was born. Lay offs are common in the construction world, and we thought it would be temporary....but three months in and he is still on the couch along with about 6,000 other guys from his union. We are exploring options. Including maybe moving out of NYC. There is a lot of math involved in this decision though, so we are only entertaining the notion of exploring the option...

There is a baby to feed and adventures to go on too...

Jude is now 2 months and a little bit old. He weighs in at 15lbs and a bunch of ounces and is 24 inches long... And Joe is a wonderful big brother saying things like " I love the Jude". He also makes great connections to life like "Mamma look the cow! The cow pumpin mamma!" which make me feel like I should I have a tee-shirt like the moolicious sign!


Liz said...

Hmm, a move...where would you go?

regina said...

wherever the work is- I have an application in at the chicago botanical gardens (but i am grossly under qualified for the job)
we are also vaguely looking at boston since they have gealic football connections that john could use possibly

Mary said...

I selfishly cast my vote for Chicago. haha

But seriously, my fingers are crossed for you guys that the employment woes end ASAP. If there's anything I can do to help (although I'm not sure what that would be?), just holler.

In other matters: knitting/crocheting kid stuff is so much fun. I've been meaning to try some of those Amigurumi stuffed animal things--went so far as to get a book, but haven't attempted anything yet. One of my friends just did a bunch of freaky deep sea creatures, like those fish with the lights hanging off various appendages...they were totally cool.

Anonymous said...

hey - I'm on ravelry too (eroche), but I haven't been on in awhile as I'm in a fb phase. Hope to see you there - you've got a lotta knitting to do!