120New member hello!
- Jan 6, 2008Hi,
I've just joined the group so here's my intro. I'm 29 and live in
Hollywood, CA with my husband and our cats. I'm originally from York
County, PA (Dallastown) and got my undergraduate degree from
Shippensburg University. I then left PA to go to law school in Boston
(Northeastern University School of Law) where I met my husband.
Finished law school and practice for a few months but decided I hated
the 80-hour weeks--started to forget what my husband looked like! :)
So I went back to school to get my Masters in Library and Information
Science and just finished my degree last month so now I have lots more
free time. We moved to California in 2004 to be care for my
mother-in-law who had Stage IV breast cancer. We decided to stay on in
LA after she passed away in December 2004 and have been here ever since.
I'm the law librarian for a law firm in LA that has 9 offices spread
across 3 states and over 85 attorneys, which keeps me pretty busy but
I like to knit or crochet on my long bus commute (1 hour in the
mornings and an hour to hour and half in the evenings--everything they
say about LA traffic is true and then some, unfortunately!:). Afghan
squares are the perfect portable project! I also knit socks for the
Socks for Soldiers yahoo group but working on size 1 needles makes my
fingers hurt after awhile so I'd love to be able to switch off with
another project that also helps those who serve our country. I've been
knitting for about 4 years, crocheting for 2, quilting for 7 and
cross-stitching for about 20. And being a librarian, I also love to
read--I often prop a book open on my cookbook stand and put it on the
coffee table so I can knit and read at the same time.
I also knit socks and afghans for the afghans for Afghans organization
and I occasionally send knitted toys to the Friends of Pine Ridge
Reservation--I like to pass the love around and switching off between
projects keeps things interesting.
Thanks for letting me join what I'm sure will be a really great group
working for a terrific cause.
Happy New Year!
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