In case you were wondering, I haven't been hit by a bus or anything, except in the metaphorical sense of being hit by a busload of stuff that needs doing -- the usual end of semester stuff, general grad school stuff, magazine submission stuff (yes! I have been submitting designs! Not just saying "oh, I should really submit something" and forgetting about it!), plus Measure's birthday stuff. He turned two last week. You can tell, because now he sits down on the floor wailing "no! no! no!" when you thwart his plans.
Also, I got a teaching job! My grad program sets aside ten freshman composition classes for graduate students to teach, and I applied and got one of the spots. I'm very excited, because I'll be finishing up my thesis as well next year, and this means that I'll have actual teaching experience to put on my resume when I go out looking for a job. This also means that I will be pretty damn busy next year -- I'll be doing my thesis, teaching, plus looking after Measure, plus trying to continue with knitting design. It's a full plate.
So yeah, I may not be blogging so much in the coming months, and I may not be commenting on other blogs much, but I am still reading a lot of blogs, and I'm still pretty active on Ravelry. And I'm still knitting, of course, but since I'm trying to do a lot of design submissions, it's not always stuff that I can actually blog about. But I promise to blog about anything really exceptional, like if I get a new design finished (I'm working on a couple), or get something published in a magazine (and there may be something to report on that front in a few months).
And since every post needs a photo, I give you a shot of my final Sundara Seasons subscription yarn, the lovely Viridescent aran silky merino. I'm using it to knit a Vivian. Slowly. But that's ok, because I don't need an aran weight cabled wool/silk hoodie for the summer anyway, right? Right.