Coming up for air

Will someone please tell me how it got to be October so soon?

I just realized I hadn’t blogged for a while, and I thought it had been a couple weeks or maybe a month since my last post. Well, it turns out it’s been nearly two months and my last post was pretty half-assed, anyway.

The fall is always so ridiculously hectic for me. It’s the busiest time of year at my day job, which should be enough to keep me from blogging. But on top of the crazy work hours, I scheduled in a million other things. Here’s a little rundown, in no particular order:

-I visited Portland, Oregon and got a little Hipstamatic-happy in the rose garden:

-My cousins from Hungary came to visit. It was great to hang out, but you know how houseguests can disrupt your normal workflow. And by “disrupt” I mean “I wanted to go out to dinner and drink beer and ignore all my obligations and use them as an excuse to do nothing productive.” It worked out really well. If you speak Hungarian (or use the Google translate feature) you can check out their blog from the trip. Olivia took a bunch of great pictures, including some glamour shots of Magnus and Molly. Here’s one I borrowed:

-I attended Vogue Knitting Live in Los Angeles. It was just too convenient to have a knitting conference in my own city. I couldn’t resist. I took a “Photography for Knitters” class from the awesome Amy Swenson and “Designing and Knitting Men’s Wear” from the über-talented Josh Bennett. I also had my first real-world sighting of one of my designs!

This is the Geek Chic vest from Picture Perfect Knits. Too bad the picture came out so blurry!

-I knit another giganto-blanket. Someone was actually paying me to make them one this time, so I paid extra special attention. Here are a few pictures of it in progress:

I've got big balls
Giganto-blanket #2

If you’re interested in buying a completed giganto-blanket for yourself, you can check out my etsy listing here. And of course, the pattern is always available online.

-I got to witness my good friends Crystal and Kevin get married. The wedding was beautiful, and how awesome is this photo?

Photo copyright © 2011 JennKL Photography –[email protected] – 310-502-1555 — Check out the photographer’s blog for more great photos from the wedding.

-I helped my boyfriend shoot a short film in our apartment over the past weekend. My mom and stepdad were visiting town at the same time. There was a film crew in my living room or bedroom for most of the day Saturday and Sunday and both evenings I went out to dinner with the parents. This was fun, but as you can imagine I didn’t get much done all weekend.

-Oh yeah, and my most recent article was published in Interweave Knits Holiday Gifts 2011. It’s a profile of Susan B. Anderson, who I finally got to meet in person at Vogue Knitting Live. She’s really such a nice person, and her designs are so cute! Check out her little dog:

Grab a copy of the magazine for this pattern and two others from Susan, and, you know, a little writing by yours truly. 🙂

Whew! What a crazy couple of months! I’m grateful for my busy life, but I could use a little calm in the coming weeks. Here’s hoping the universe gets the message!


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  • Julie says:

    I have been having similar problems of feeling completely overwhelmed this fall. You are not alone! Bummed I missed you at Vogue Knitting Live, I would have love to have met you. I flew down for the event, too. I bought your Giganto Blanket pattern a couple weeks back and am working on a version of my own (slowly). Love the pictures of the one your working on now. Keep it up, and keep blogging 🙂

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