Friday, August 10, 2007

I know it's' been a while . . . .

First, I owe you pictures of Clapotis. When we last spoke of knitting, it was on the needles. I finished it, washed it, and here it is pinned out to block for three days.

So, in the meantime, I started in on some socks with that Moda Dea Sassy Stripes that I bought last week at Fabric Depot's big sale. I know it's really a FABRIC store, hence the name, but they were having a 30% off sale and they carry a good selection of what I consider "standard" yarns: Lion Brand wools, Moda Dea sock yarns, some Berrocco, etc.

I like the colors of these enough to keep them for myself, but they may be gifted for Christmas. These are my standard, toe up generic pattern, but I did a picot bind off on the cuff.

Oh, see that yellow yarn running down the sole of the second one? It's also on the first one, but you can't see it very well in that picture. It's something I picked up from Kelley's podcast a couple weeks ago; use a length of scrap yarn to mark every 10 rows by flipping the end either in or out of your work. I love this idea! I usually use little coil-less pins and move them every so often. This way, I don't have to keep track of the pin container, I use up those little scraps of leftovers, no problem losing pins or markers. I must leave a trail of markers behind me wherever I go, because I am constantly buying the cheap plastic ones. At the rate I lose markers and pins, there's no way I'm buying the pretty beaded ones, no matter how many times they say, "BUY ME! BUY ME!" from the computer screen.

By the time I got that far on the socks, my Clapotis was done resting, I decided to take her out for a little spin.

Some family members aren't quite as enthusiastic about photographing hand knits.

Then other times, they try stick their head into the picture at the last minute.

I did get downtown to have lunch with a girlfriend from the old job this week. It was SOOO good to see her! Although she's got a new job, I know she's had a particularly hard time adjusting to it, so I gifted her with a shawl I'd done some time ago and was in the Christmas gift pile. She needs to occasionally have a "hug" from a old friend, and knew that would do the trick.

Oh, yeah, and I got a job this week! WHOOO HOOOO!

The old headhunter didn't seem to be doing anything; after all, I hadn't been on an interview for almost 2 weeks. And even what she had sent me on in the past, wasn't the best fit. So, I emailed my resume to another headhunter on Tuesday afternoon. Then they called me on Wednesday morning to have me come in on Thursday morning. They started calling contacts while I was still in their office and had an interview for me the same day at a VERY prestigious firm. So, I hung around down town through lunch. I got a sandwich and settled myself in at Starbucks at Pioneer Courthouse Square, listened to Noon Tunes (Barbara Lusch was there, and she's good!) and knitted for 3 hours. How self-indulgent does that sound? Then went to my interview at 2:30; which took only 15 minutes because I NAILED it. Probably because I was so relaxed from all that knitting. The headhunter called me at 4:00 to say they want me to start on Monday. You know what that means don't you? My self-imposed yarn diet is over and I can buy yarn! And Oregon Flock and Fiber is coming up! WHOOOO HOOOOO!


  1. Congrats on the new job!!! I'm so happy something worked out well. OFFF here we come!

  2. woo hoo! congratultions on your job!


    That's awesome!

    Gorgeous Clapotis, also.

    I can't wait for OFFF!

  4. Go, you! And yowza, do you ever look good in that dress and that shawl!

  5. ::joins in the happy-dancing:: Congrats on the new job, new socks, and Clapotis! Sounds like a triple hat trick to me. ;) Wheeee, more of us will be at OFFF! Save up that new income! [g]

  6. Congrats on the job!!! Have a great first day tomorrow. And yes, I will be headed to Portland on my trip, I'll email you when my dates are set :)

  7. Lucky you! The search is over. I hope you love the new job! Does this mean you'll have less time to knit? :(

    If those photos are taken in your backyard, does that mean things are getting back to normal at your home?


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