Saturday, May 30, 2009


I'm in Sydney! I've been here for a month and I've spent most of my time knitting! I knit all of the pieces for Krista, a camisole from Knitting Lingerie Style, but I left my blocking stuff at home so I have to wait to block the pieces before I can sew them all together. And I also finished my first sock! It's the 8 stitches per inch sock from Ann Budd's Getting Started Knitting Socks (which is awesome, by the way) and it took FOREVER, but it's done! And now I'm working on its twin. I have about an inch done, so I'll undoubtedly be working on it when I get back to New York.
My two knitting buddies have been Misty, and labradoodle, and Diva, a cotton de tulear, aka the family dogs.

In other news, I'm not sure if I've blogged about this before, but about six months ago, I found out that the seasonal knee pain that I'd been having for three years was tendinitis (which is weird, because I had had tendinitis in my ankle two years earlier and it felt a lot different). Oh yeah, and I also found out that I have minor cartilage damage in my knee. (Fun, fun, I know.) So now I'm finally able to start running again! And I'm training for a half marathon! I'm really excited because although I've been running on and off since high school, this is the first time I've set a half marathon as my goal. And after a week and a half of jogging every two or three days, I can feel that my fitness has improved a lot and that I'm finding it easier and easier. I think that this will be a great way for me to ease stress while I'm in law school, and it's totally boosting my confidence.

My family took a quick trip to New Zealand, and it was the first time Dev and I had ever been there (and this only time I got to see my sis the whole time I've been here, since she's working in Canberra). It was really fun, and we all noticed that the people there were all so friendly!

I haven't really seen much of my friends, but everyone's been busy with work and exams and going to Thailand and weddings. And I've been really, really lazy (the calm before the storm that I'm sure will be law school). But when I was snooping through my mom's computer to find pictures of the dogs, I did find these:

That's me and four of my bestest friends in my parents' loft during winter break my senior year. Ah, memories!