... how long I've been out of the knitting "scene"! I didn't know about the existence of KnittyBitty, the German online knitting shop! Wow, it sells all sorts of US knitting goodies that I've been drooling over here ... I so want me one of those Namaste Messenger bags :-)
It's so bizarre. I think about knitting and yarn (OMG yarn! I miss yarn!) all the time, I listen to knitting podcasts every day, I plan projects, I drool about all the yarn I can hopefully buy soon but I just *do not* get around to knitting! It's so weird. This whole work/commute thing eats up so many hours that I keep thinking I'll start "next week-end", and then once the week-end comes around there are so many things to do that I totally forget to take the time to dig the yarn out of the car - at least that's where I think it is, in one of the bags we left in the car for the time being ... So now it's Sunday night again, and I haven't started anything. Not even a sock! And while I'm all for knitting on the train, I'd like to start off at home because I know I'm too edgy to cast on for socks on the train, deal with loose dpns flying about while I distribute stitches etc. Knitting socks on the train = cool. Casting on with dpns on the train = not cool.
This is probably old news to you (if you listen to Cast On, at least!) but I've been catching up with a whole summer of podcasts, and so I only heard about Sheep Poo Paper now ;-) I love the funky sheep! And I'm, um, intrigued by the idea of turning poo into paper - I've made paper myself but only from torn up paper napkins ... Not *quite* the same!
I'm slowly settling into a work routine here, but boy is there ever little left to the day if you're out for 12 hours and leave/return in the dark! I have yet to get back into the knitting groove ... But I miss knitting, a lot. I get all wistful about it when I listen to knitting podcasts. I guess I should go and find the bag that contains (some of) my yarn and the box with needles!
I moved to the Netherlands on 14 September, so I've been here just over three weeks now. I live in Almere, a polder island close to Amsterdam, I am surrounded by water, beaches and lots of nature reserves :-) I love it! Thursday I started working at a telecommunications company in Amsterdam. Eventually I'll be providing German-language customer service but instead of waiting for the new round of training for that, I decided to start work immediately, so I am doing assorted mail-filing and customer service tasks for this month. I have a one-hour commute which is *perfect* for catching up with lovely podcasts like Cast On ;-)
Things are slowly starting to settle down, I'm getting into a routine, there will be some cash flow soon, and then I hope I'll have time, energy and money for knitting again ...