I'm still around :-)

I know, it's been a long time since I've posted. I have been somewhat busy with life, but then who isn't.

The new job is going very well and I really like it. So all is well on the job front.
My DH was rear-ended in the morning commute a couple of weeks ago. Insurance totalled the car so he has been researching what he might want. Buying a new car was not in our plans until next year, so it came a little early. He is ok, no whiplash or anything, so we have to be thankful for that. So this past week was spent test driving a few and then yesterday we test drove 6 vehicles. Luckily, the dealers were close together. He has decided on the Subaru Outback. We'll pick it up next weekend and he's very excited. I think he's going to love it.

As for knitting, I cast on yesterday for this baby sweater. I'm using Indulgence for the variegated part, I'm not sure what I'm going to use for the solid part yet. I'll wait to decide until the coloring is done. I'm still working on the Pie Wedge Shawl in aqua baby alpaca and my Raggi socks. This is my 3rd pair and I think I'll slow down after this pair. The other two have gotten me through the worst part of winter and my 3rd pair will be done soon.

The beginning of January I received an HP Touchpad. Similar to an ipad but it's made by HP. I love it. I never thought I'd want a Tablet, a netbook yes, but not a tablet. Well, for what I'm using it for (surfing the net (blogs and Ravelry), Notes, recipes and knit patterns) it is perfect. It doesn't replace my desktop where I do most of my work, but it's perfect for my purposes. It's very portable and FUN!