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My Alternate Life

This blog isn't just about my book, Japanese history or culture, or writing. It's also just about me and things I like to do outside of writing and being an author. I've shared some of my hooping stories with you and my knitting. Well, a very long time ago, I had a knitting blog where all I did was talk about knitting. It's since been deleted, but the friends I made through it are still in my life in big ways. We talk to each other on Twitter and Facebook, and when we get together in person, it's as if no time has passed, and we pick up right where we left off.

This past weekend, I traveled to Connecticut to visit my friends and warm some babies. Each year, a new crop of Spiders babies are born, and we welcome them with handknit or crocheted blankets and other handmade goodies. This year, I participated in a crochet blanket with two other suburban friends, Illanna and Sandra. This large blanket was gifted to one of my very best friends, Lisa.

We all had some awesome food, talked, and laughed for hours. I even got a chance to sit down and knit which I haven't done in a VERY long time. Publishing a book is hard work, people! All of my evenings have been spent editing and working on REMOVED but now I have a little time to relax.

It was a fun day, and I was sad to go, only happy that in less than a month, I'll get to see a lot of these friends again at NY Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck, NY. I just need to hang on and get as much work done as possible before I get an entire weekend to myself with the girls, great food, and wool. Ah, heaven.

S. J. Pajonas