I did not enjoy January too much. I seemed to find every flu or cold bug that was in existence! February started off a little congested, but I am happy to say that I am finally on track and ready to get going on this 2012 year thing.One nice side note to the illness month was that I did have knitting energy. If you check out my Ravelry project page you'll see the shawls begun (and some finished). Socks are on the needles and spring sweaters are in the plans. The weather here has been great! Even though the rains are beginning again February started off with sun! Oh how I wish it would stay until spring. The garden bug really gets me when that elusive winter sun peeks out. I have so many plans, but I'm not wanting to plant when I know the snows are still on the horizon. I've been seed catalog surfing instead. Imagining the colors of lettuces interspersed with dill fronds and green basil leaves. I can almost smell it now. On top of this I am very excited that my new job will come with some community gardening, bee keeping and chicken watching! New job? Why yes, I do have a terrific new job:) I have taken the position of Design Coordinator for Blue Moon Fiber Arts. I love it. I am able to do quite a lot of it from home, but do travel out to Scapoose once a week to work with Tina and the ladies in the dye barn. I am so happy to find a spot in the fiber community that allows me to continue to work with designers I know and to meet a whole new group of designers and knitters. And that says nothing about how wonderful it is to pet and play with Tina's beautiful yarns and colorways! I'll be working in the BMFA booth at Madrona next week. If you are up there do stop by and say hi!