Wednesday, October 27, 2010

I'm Off!

I just put Etsy on Vacation mode... which means I'm officially "off" work until Dec! Whew, I don't think I've had this long of a break from work since High School. Not that its so much of a break, at least in parts... The moving parts that is! We're getting there on the packing, but still have lots to go... including the kitchen, my least favorite part to pack. Then one LOOOOOONG drive across the country, turn around and get on a plane to Peru! That part at least really will be a vacation.

I will do my best to update here with photos every now and then from Peru- especially from the Tinkuy, where I'll be dyeing and weaving! I can't wait to see my new home in Cambridge, and I definitely can't wait to FINALLY see the Andes- au revoir Knitolution, packing and travel call. Check back with twitter and here on the blog for updates, and to find out when I'm back in December.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The News

Whew, its been a busy couple months!

To begin with, I've spent the last +/- month and a half planning a trip to Peru! I'll be spending most of November there, starting out with a textile conference and workshops in Natural dyes and Backstrap loom weaving, and then traveling. We'll begin our post-conference travels with Machu Picchu, then explore Cuzco, move on to Puno, where we'll spend a night on the Island of Amantani with a local family before returning to Puno and going next to Colca Canyon. After the canyon, we'll see Arequipa, then on to the coast to see the Nazca lines, the Islas Ballestas, and a side trip to Ayacucho before ending our trip in Lima. Sound like a lot? It is! But I'm excited to see everything. I only wish I had another month, so I could see the northern half of the country as well...

The other big news is that Ryan and I are moving across the country! Ryan accepted a post-doc position at MIT, where he'll be helping plan a conference and working on spacesuit design. So come end of October, we'll be heading to Cambridge, where we finally found a place to live. The rest of this month will be a whirlwind of packing for both things and getting rid of as much as I can... so in that vein, for October, blog readers get 50% off anything in my etsy store! Just put blog reader in the message when you checkout, and I'll refund half the purchase price of whatever you buy. Shipping prices will not be discounted. Get started on your holiday shopping!