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So, January has brought with it a few interesting developments. I’ll tackle the more believable one, first.

For Christmas, my Secret Santa* at work gave me an Amazon gift certificate. In the weeks preceding, I had taken with the idea of trying my hand at knitting and crocheting. But, with our funds in a crunch, I couldn’t justify the purchase of tools that I might never use (I know, i know…needles and yarn are cheap; but still, strapped is strapped). A gift certificate is like free money, and there wasn’t anything at the Big-A that I wanted, so I indulged in some knitting needles, yarn, and a crochet hook.

Knitting and crochet are hard. Seriously. I would have never thought that looping yarn over and over again could be so confusing and stressful. But, I’m not giving up! I think I’m getting the hang of crocheting, since I’ve found it somewhat easier. Knitting, though, is entirely lost on me; I must be missing something. Perhaps Stacy will swing by one evening and show me what I’m doing wrong (and in the spirit of opposite-spouse-skill-training, perhaps Aaron will teach Candace how to defrag a hard drive). Yes, Stace, if you’re reading this, that’s a hint!

So that’s the first surprise. Nate’s doing “girly craft.” Now for the next. Are you sitting down?

I’ll wait.

Okay…here it is: I joined Twitter.

I know what you’re saying…and shut up. It was a little hard for me to swallow at first, too. Now, I’m not there to tell you what’s on my sammich, or when I’m in the loo (though I might, sometime, no promises though), but instead to follow a few folks who provide interesting info that they don’t post elsewhere. Mainly the Make and Craft blogs, as well as Heat Sync Labs. I’m sure there’s a few others I’ll come across, too. But, I do find it interesting to pop some info up there every now and again.

So, if you happened to be inclined, follow me.

*Thanks, V! (not that you’re even reading this…)

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Posted on 2010-01-18 14:04:44 -0700 (Updated on 2010-01-18 14:04:44 -0700)

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