26 May 2012

Road tripping along

I've been very quiet here for a while because I have been traveling with my family.  I've still been trying to keep up with you all using my phone because I've been at places with no internet until today.  As a tip to those of you Blogger people with Captcha enabled, it is incredibly frustrating to comment by iPhone and you may be losing some comments that way.

Graduation was fantastic!  I ended up graduating with high honors and a few other awards, which was the perfect way to end my undergraduate experience.  Jane Lynch was a great speaker and very funny, although she was nothing like the characters she typically plays.

Right after I snagged my diploma, I jumped into the truck with my dad and all of my moving boxes, and headed off to North Carolina!


Eleven hours later we arrived and shortly after that I found the perfect apartment that even has a little garden (which I'm planning to fill with lavender)!  It is such a wonderful feeling to have everything falling into place and I'm excited to move there in the Fall. 

I'm now in upstate New York for my sister's graduation (12 hour drive back up) and have been knitting away any chance I get on my super womanly strength something-or-another sweater.


As I initially suspected, it is almost impossible to be sad while knitting with Madelinetosh.  Everywhere I go I have people comment on how beautiful this yarn is.


For the pattern, I chose Ambrosia, a very pretty, fitted cardigan, with some nice cabling along the front. The best part about this pattern is that there is no seaming!  I'm thinking that because I am using Merino wool instead of cotton, that I might make the sleeves a little longer. 

The most disappointing thing about this trip is that no matter how hard I try, I have been unable to visit a single yarn store!  Hopefully I'll have better news along that front in a few days. 

24 comments:

  1. Ambrosia will be beautiful in that Madelintosh! It's coming along really well!

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  2. So nice to finally hear from you! I love the sweater! It's so beautiful. I LOVE the color! I am so glad you are enjoying your trip and everything and just forgetting all the crap from before. Anyways though, I cannot wait until you get back to KS :) Also, what is Captcha, and do I have it enabled??? Thanks :D Have a save trip !!!!

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  3. Love the yarn you are knitting with. It's going to be a beautiful sweater.
    And congratulations with your Graduation!

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  4. Congrats on your graduation!! It's so great to hear from you on your road trip adventure! That's so awesome that you've already found your new place in North Carolina, and with a garden to boot! Can't wait to hear all about it once you get settled in. :) Your sweater is looking absolutely AMAZING: that yarn positively glows. Have fun in NY!

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  5. Welcome to North Carolina! Yesterday the temperature rose, but I can't believe it will stay this hot (around 90) for long. At least I hope not. Your sweater is beautiful. I need to start another sweater soon. I've been working on lots of little stuff.

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  6. Crochet with RaymondMay 26, 2012 at 5:02 PM

    congratulations on graduating in such a spectacular way! And I'm glad to hear things are falling into place for you, life tends to work that way if we just let go and let it happen, so I've found after many years of trying to force things! :oD
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEEEEEE your Super womanly strength cardigan, it is looking stunning, those colours are to die for.

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  7. Congratulations on your graduation, sounds like you kicked arse!! :) I am impressed with the apartment finding, the moving and the knitting, its going to be a gorgeous cardigan, and I hope it gives you some super strength when you need it!

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  8. Congrats on graduating. That is no small feat.

    And Nebula is a heavenly color. That sweater is going to look great when you are done. I know this because it already looks great.

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  9. Congrats on your graduation with honor & awards! A new apartment? That will keep your mind busy and your pocket (most likely) empty. But is so much fun to start fresh...the possibilities are endless. Good luck.

    Ah, the cardigan will be gorgeous...I already can tell. The color is yummy!

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  10. Congratumatations on your granulation! That cardi is going to be SO. AWESOME.

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  11. Ho'omaka'i on your grad status! Hooray! And moving to somewhere happy and pretty to live; double score!
    That saturation is gorgeous.

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  12. Graduation, high honors,family road trip, new apartment, lovely lavender, super yarn, happy sweater, A Brand New Start. Life is Good - Enjoy every moment, big and little, you deserve it!

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  13. Oooooh, so many congratulations are in order!! For graduation, the move, that lovely looking sweater, and in general being a Super Woman! I'm glad you found the right apartment, enjoy your fresh start!!!

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  14. I looooove loooove the way your sweater is turning out! Its beautiful! I'm so happy to hear that everything is falling into place, hopefully on the way back down you can do some yarn touring. Can't wait to see the finished sweater! :]

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  15. Congratulations on your grads! You must be over the moon.
    And I am so pleased for you that everything else is falling into place. I am a teeny weeny bit jealous of you because NC is my favourite state in the U.S. and you get to live there!!!
    And WOWZA on the sweater - that yarn is divine and I cannot wait to see it finished!

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  16. Ah, the problem of leaving comments via iPhone when there is captcha, and sometimes blogger in general isn't happy with iPhone users. I know that there are many times that I catch up on the blogs I read using my phone in bed but I find myself unable to commen and it is a shame.

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  17. Ambrosia is a lovely choice. It is gonna be so fab finished. Can't wait to see it on you! Congrats on the high honors! Good luck on the LYS hunt. :)

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  18. Congrats on your graduation, what are your plans for North Carolina then? The cardigan is knitting up beautifully, look forward to seeing the end result. That really is a lovely colour

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  19. Must buy me some Madelinetosh
    hugs

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  20. Congratulations on EVERYTHING! Sounds like all is going really well. That sweater is looking totally dreamy!

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  21. Congrats on your graduation. Great that you already have plans for next year and I'm jealous that you have a garden! That's great. Beautiful colour on the sweater too. I need to get back to knitting now that life has settled down. Great that you've kept it up.

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  22. Firstly - congratulations! What fantastic results!
    Your apartment sounds lovely - the bees will love you :)
    And, the girl-power sweater is looking fab - the colour! I love the pattern - can't wait to see it done. X

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  23. The sweater is looking totally awesome! And I think in the future when you go to wear it, you'll think of this road trip.

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  24. Congratulations on your graduation! Here's to a great new adventure for you this Fall! I recently discovered Madelinetosh and I know what you mean - this yarn is really incredible.

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