Bad blogger!

Hmmm, I have been a very bad blogger! :3

Things that have happened since my last post:

Finished my PhD Coursework!
I honestly couldn’t wait and now it feels so good! I was so tired of taking classes and, honestly, many of them were not really applicable to where I want to go with my career. I guess it’s not worth complaining about now and you never know what might be useful! (Doesn’t mean I’m not super STOKED to not have to spend a considerable chunk of my name on that stuff…….)

Went to Rio (where I’m from) for vacation with my family
So that is a pretty horrible cell phone picture, but it was a blast! :) I love spending time with my brother, sister, and parents! Also, my father’s wife is pregnant!! You know what that means – BABY KNITTING! FUCK YES, I FINALLY HAVE AN EXCUSE TO MAKE ADORABLE THINGS THAT WILL ACTUALLY BE USEFUL! >:D
I also spent both Christmas and New Years over there, which was great, since my Mom has an apartment on Copacabana beach and we got to watch the fireworks there without too much trouble:

Got a sweet haircut while in Rio
Also a crappy cell phone picture, but this is Helio, who is a genius and has been cutting my hair since age 2 (!) when I first got my hair cut. Love him!

Hexipuffs!
Nope, I can’t write a blog post without mentioning those damn addictive puffs! I’m up to 220 now!
I’m starting to think that the quilt is looking just a TAD cool and dark, but that might just be because I have a lot of warm and light colors waiting to be knit up? I’m going to wait a little before making any more, ahem, compulsive yarn purchases.

Schacht Ladybug!
Nick got my an AWESOME spinning wheel for Christmas and I picked up spinning on it in less than 15 minutes. It has been so fun and so much quicker than the spindle!
I was able to spin these 3 ounces of plied yarn in about 3 hours!

Apartment Move!
Nick and I got this amazing apartment in a co-op building and we’re moving this Thursday (the 12th). Yes, my life is a mess, and yes, I am insane for scheduling a move just a few days after I arrive from a 3 week out-of-country vacation. :D It does seem like things are working out fairly well, and, believe it or not, we’re almost completely packed as of right now! Now I just have to distract myself so I can live with this mess of boxes until Thursday morning…

Things that will happen soon!
– I am doing a bunch of swaps on rav for miniskeins and I’ve mostly sent out all my yarns, but I need to make sure I stay on top of those!
– I need to get back to dyeing for Nooch Fiber! :( Haven’t been able to since I got back on Saturday morning because of all this move insanity!

Happy New Year everyone!

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