Oh my goodness, where to start? Biggest news first: we moved over the summer! We left San Francisco after having been there for about 12 years, meaning I lived in the SF Bay Area for about 14-15 years. We now live in Portland, Oregon, where we are closer to family, mountains, and so much green (in more ways than one, ha!). Aaaaaaaaand we can live in a house with a yard versus squeezing the four of us into a 2-bedroom apartment with no outdoor space in SF.
Over the past two years I worked as an elementary school teacher, but I wasn’t able to secure a position here for this school year (I hear from teacher contacts that it’s a particularly hard year for new hires), so I’m subbing. However, instead of taking subbing all that seriously, I’ve been working on some fun designs for my new shop on Threadless.com. My specialty is turning out to be designs based on Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli characters and ideas, but there are also random geeky or pop culture topics such as Godzilla, Galactus, Queen/cycling, and Stranger Things. I am having so much fun with this that it shouldn’t be allowed!!!! Please check it out! https://www.threadless.com/discover/s/henryx4 .
I will do a knitting update soon as well as an Important Event Update, as I have finished a few pairs of socks, a veritable shlanket (shawl + blanket), and a Calorimetry, http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/PATTcalorimetry.html and have started a new sweater. I am seriously enjoying wearing my handknits here in the Pacific Northwest!