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This could be the start of something big

The series of "firsts" continues.

On Thursday, we got library cards!

As you probably know, I'm an avid reader, and one of the things I foolishly forgot to research on Dublin (or mention in the blog post) was the public library system.

Well, Dublin City Libraries are a little different: the central library is teensy-weensy, and you can only borrow up to 8 items at a time. Yes, 8 items at a time. I guess I'll be making regular trips in.

On Saturday, David and I went to Stitch and Bitch in the city.

I hadn't ever been to a knitting group before, and if Sara hadn't been so encouraging, I'm not sure I would have gone. But we were both glad I did: it was an excellent chance to meet some lovely people, and the food was excellent!

The project I took along with me is the Party Lace scarf from Magknits. It's a really easy pattern, and I think it will make a lovely gift. I'd post the great photo that David took of it, but it's hidden somewhere on his laptop, and I can't find it at the moment.

And our final "first" for the post: today is David's first day of work.

It's a little bittersweet. We've spent virtually all day together, every day for nearly 4 months. As he reminded me last night, it's really the end of the honeymoon.

But on a positive note, it means we have an income. Well, an income above and beyond what our tenant is paying to cover the mortgage. And being financially conservative as I am, I certainly can't complain about money coming in.

Of course, I'd rather it was me who was working. But it is as we suspected: the right role for me takes more time to find, so I have to sit tight and keep interviewing.

Meanwhile, I guess it means I have some knitting time on my hands...

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Anonymous Teaandcakes Says:

The libraries here are a little dissapointing. Wellington library is still my favourite ever.

Glad you enjoyed the knitting group - hope to meet you at the next one.

Did you know that the designer of the Party Lace Scarf, Lisa, owns and runs This Is Knit in Blackrock? It's the best wool shop in Dublin and is worth a visit (when you're allowed to buy yarn again of course)

Anonymous Aileen Says:

Hi Laura!
I can't believe I didn't cop on that that was YOU at the group... I was sitting further up the table knitting the blue cardigan. Oh, I feel like such a dummy. Glad you made it to Ireland though :)

Blogger Laura Says:

Teaandcakes: yeah, I bet the Welly libraries are even better than Auckland City ones. I'm hoping that the branches over the other side of the Liffey are a bit swisher.

I did know about Lisa - and do you know what's funnier, she apparently started to knit in NZ!

Aileen: hi! I must confess, I didn't even think to ask if anyone else was there - shyness. Since really the only photos we have up are the wedding ones (in which even I admit I looked amazing), I figured no one would recognise me anyway!

Hopefully I'll see you at the next one? Come and smack me 'round the ears with your needles so I don't miss you!


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