A week of mixed emotions is coming to a close and I have survived it. I’m still kind of getting my shit together and with the help of my more than amazing FIL I’ve almost gotten a serious hard core resume that honestly, is pretty impressive. I think the hardest thing for me personally is that I have troubles talking about my accomplishments. Yes, I blog, a lot, and it’s mostly about me me me! but it’s hard for me to say in real life “Look at me, I did this, I rule.” It was hard to go through my almost two years at the last company and think of a single actual accomplishment because it was not the environment that would have ever told you that you were doing a good job. Fortunately my FIL did this for me, and actually? I accomplished quite a lot.
In other news I have been knitting. I think I might have found my knitting mojo again.
First off. I knit my niece a February Baby Sweater and it is most likely the cutest thing I’ve ever knit.
Pattern: February Baby Sweater
Yarn: Cotton Fleece a little less than 2 skeins
Needle: US 8
Mods: I knit one more increase round which was perfect.
Amazingly it came out perfect, the length of the body, the 3/4 sleeves, all perfect. it still needs a toggle which I will have to do today because they are leaving tomorrow morning.
The Baba is a big fan of the sweater, she twirls and runs around telling everyone she’s “Pretty!”
The only improvement I could see on this sweater was one actually suggested by the niece herself. She was convinced that this sweater needed a hood and kept asking for one. I think it would be seriously cute with a hood and am pretty sure I will be knitting one of these sweaters every year of her life until she’s old enough to tell me to stop being a dork.
I also started a new sock (I’m now almost done with the first sock, but you know how we knitters are 😉
I really love the stitch pattern, but I’m not sure about the twisted stitch heel, it doesn’t seem as nice & secure as the slipped stitch heel.
I also finally finished some spinning!
I only meant to spin 400+ yds but I guess I got carried away. 🙂
As some of you noticed yesterday I released a new pattern which is becoming way more popular than I thought it would. I have to make it into a PDF to directly download from Ravelry but for now my computer at home doesn’t have that updated word format that would allow me to do it.
In job news I have stepped lightly through the listings so far. Picking and choosing what is worth actually applying to, writing a personal cover letter for and putting down on my list for a follow up call. I know I could go strait back into the same industry but…I’m not sure that I want to. It’s hard because my first job in this industry was so awesome. I would have bled myself dry for that job, my bosses and the work. This one that I was just laid off from was disappointing, it’s hard to have management that doesn’t inspire you to do your best so I’m a little gun shy about going strait back into that line of work.
One job that actually interested me when I applied was the position of a court collector. So we will see. One step in front of the other gets you further than an all out sprint.