Jocelyn's Knitting Blog

Recent Stanford grad delves into knitting as she recovers from tonsil surgery. What will come of it?


Long Time No Post

But believe me, this has been a busy week.

I've gotten a job. I've gotten a car. And as of 15 minutes ago, I have a place to live. That I really wanted to live in. Really really wanted to live in.

So the three huge areas of my life fell into place in the past week. And just in time for the High Holy Days.

I started work this week, and I love it (weird, huh?). The people are super friendly (or at least good at pretending to be) and helpful (the woman training us seems almost infinitely patient even though this must be boring as hell for her). The environment is young, energetic, and casual, and people are really relaxed but serious. It's kind of like Stanford (okay, a LOT like Stanford) which is great.

I've finished some projects, am mailing some knitting tomorrow, but in the meantime, to placate the knitting gods, I took the "what kind of knitter are you" quiz. I don't really think it describes me, but I'll take it anyway. Take the quiz yourself if you dare, but if not, enjoy ...

What Kind of Knitter Are You?

You appear to be a Knitting Guru. You love knitting and do it all the time. While finishing a piece is the plan, you still love the process, and can't imagine a day going by without giving some time to your yarn. Packing for vacation involves leaving ample space for the stash and supplies. It can be hard to tell where the yarn ends and you begin.
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Reeeel Update

So I haven't written since I've been back from San Diego, but I had an incredible time. Other than learning the basics of surfing and spending time on the beach, I got to hang out with Kim and Nic for a whole week! I hadn't really spent much time with Nic before this, so it was great getting to know him. We went and saw a bunch of movies, and after one matinee, we decided we weren't hungry enough to warrant dinner, but we were hungry enough for Ghirardelli sundaes ...

Blue was not doing too well when I showed up -- he had a problem with one of his vertibrae and was in a lot of pain. He was supposed to be resting but kept moving up and down the stairs and wanting to go on walks and crying, poor thing. However, he was doing much better by the time I left.

Kim & I got matching pedicures. You can't see the color too well here, but it's a really vibrant kind of shiny red. Very nice.

We also made a three-course meal of fondue. We had a shopping adventure at Whole Foods (and Target, and a grocery store, and Home Depot) where we got some really quality ingredients for our meal.

It started out with an Asian fondue. We dipped fake meat and veggies in it, and then put in some more veggies and noodles and ate it like soup.

During this first course, I also made a friend: a small piece of bok choy. It had been stuck to my leg for quite a while without anyone noticing, but when Nic pointed out how much it must like me, I felt that it had exerted a photo-worthy effort to be my buddy.

The smoked cheese fondue was incredible. It was like ... heaven, in melted cheese form. We couldn't get the texture to be quite dippy exactly the way it's apparently supposed to be, but it was soooo good wound around bread.

And, last but not least, we had dark chocolate and kahula fondue. Kim and Nic had made the first two while I was napping, and so it was up to me to make the third. Kim & I decided it was good enough even before it had made it out to the table.

We had all manner of good fruits, along with little macaroons, marshmallows, and caramel covered popcorn. Yummmmmm.

It appears that my first attempt at making fondue was a success!

I had a great past few days, but now I'm hunkering down to get a few bits of my life together. More updates as things unfold!