Monday, August 2, 2010

LexKnitterati and Current Projects

I've moved into my very own apartment in Lexington, KY, and so far I'm loving it! The most frequently asked question since I've gotten here is, "What brings you to Kentucky?" The short answer, my boyfriend, Patrick, is enrolled in the Patterson School at UK for graduate school, and I love him and we've been together for four years, so here I am with him.

I've started working at O'Charley's on Richmond Rd, as well as as a temp, although I haven't gotten any placements with them yet. I also am attending bartending classes five days a week (starting today) for three weeks, so I guess you could say my plate is pretty full!
I went to my first LexKnitterati get-together tonight at Panera on Richmond Rd, and the ladies there were fantastic! To sum up the evening: crafting, coffee, queer theory, British literature, education theory, and towards the end Joss Whedon nerding-out time. Seriously, could it get any better?

Since I last blogged, I've started about a million and one new projects. The bamboo vest I wrote about two entries ago has since become a messenger bag that I'm going to try to felt.
I also started a new purse that's brown and teal popcorn stitch,
an attempt at a pineapple pattern tankini for my sister, not to mention the continuing projects of Justin's Villa football scarf, my honeycomb cable black scarf, and teeny tiny crocheted flowers and such for jewelry.
The project I've been working on the most for the past few weeks is a series of three cross stitch pieces to hang in my kitchen: a green pepper, a carrot, and and an eggplant.
So I definitely have a lot to choose from for my LexKnitterati trips :)

Since I'm such a slacker at this whole blogging thing, I will try to make a point of writing a bit after every LexKnitterati evening. I get pretty jazzed when I have such good company, so it's just the inspiration I need to keep this thing updated! So on that note, à la prochaine!