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ThenewKnittyisup,butyouprobablyknewthat,right?

Ihaventmadeitthroughallofthepatternsyet,butRomisIceQueenismakingmelightheadedfromitsswoonyness(yes,thatisaword。

Isaidso。

)。

Iplantomakeitandwearitoften,livingoutmyfantasiesofbeingtheIceQueenmyself。

Ok,theSnowQueen,butIllbeiceskatingandmyheartwillbeasfrozenasthewaterbelowme。

Illstopnow。

Yougetthedrift,though,right?

IlovethatpatternwithallthecoldnessofaSnowQueen。

Right。

Sothereisanewmonthonthecalendar,another26daysinwhichIcanCleanmySlatefor2008。

Ivedonesomefrogging,andIvedonesomefinishing,andIvedonelotsofknitting。

MostlyIvebeenpushingtofinishSocksforMaggie。

Imnearlydonewiththeheel,andthenitsafastcruisetothetoe。

Ihopetofinishthisweekend;IwanttoturnmyattentiontosomeChristmasknittingnextweek。

Imnearingtheendofbothofmysemestersoneasateacher,oneasastudent。

Mynovellaiswithmydissertationchair,andIllbespendingthebreakonrevisions。

Asateacher,Ivegotaprettylightweeknextweek。

ConferencesonMondayandWednesday,wrap-updayonFriday,andcollectpapersthefollowingMonday。

Thisfull-timeteachingloadhasbeengreatintermsoftheextraincome,butitsbeenarealstruggletohandleitinadditiontomydissertationwork。

IfIdidnttakebreaksforknittingandreadingblogsandseeingmycraftychicas,Idbeoutside,cryingintheiceysnow,noIceQueentowarmmyburstinghead。

Thosebreaks,alongwithwalksinthewoodswithmymutts,keepmeinsomesortofsemblanceofbalance。

Whatdoyoudoforbalance?