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Two Weeks and a Weekend

Well, it’s been two week at my job. The second week went a lot better than the first one, though I still need to improve a lot. Having never worked in an office before, learning how things work isn’t as easy as I had hoped it would be. This coming week is a short one (due to the long weekend) but I’m ever hopeful that it’ll be better. At least I really like my coworkers!

I’m planning to enjoy my Monday off (happy Labor Day!) by watching the Mythbusters marathon on Science Channel and knitting/crocheting. I do have to pop out for a little bit because I need to pick up more yarn for the baby blanket I have in progress, but other than that, I’m planning to relax.

One last bit of “non-crafting stuff”. I got convinced by my boyfriend and our friends to make a character and give a D&D 5th edition campaign a shot. It’ll certainly be interesting! And yes, I’m a total nerd if that wasn’t obvious before this.

Speaking of crafting….

Those socks that I’d had on the needles since March? They’re done! As of Saturday morning at least.

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They are my second and final pair for Sock It To Summer 2014 (sits2014) and I’m just happy to have them done. I had to knit the second sock twice after all!.

With that project done, I’m down to 5. 1 crochet, 4 knit projects on the go. 

The crochet project, which is what I’m focusing on right now, is the baby blanket for my cousins who, after Friday, could have their baby on hand at any moment. My goal is thus: Finish the blanket by the weekend.

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Right now, that right there is the halfway mark. As you can see from the tiny balls above, a) the skeins were different sizes; b) there wasn’t nearly enough for the whole blanket; and c) that’s why I’m going to go buy yarn today. I need one more skein of each color and the blanket will be done. Hopefully, I can churn out half a blanket this coming week! Crochet is certainly quicker than knitting so I’m thinking, even with work, if I really buckle down, I’ll be able to get it done.

One last thing. I was given a project bag by my LYS as a “congratulations” on the job thing (all the ladies there have been cheering for me to find a job / finish school, they’re great). The blanket actually fits quite nicely in it, and I got to choose the fabric. I’m quite fond of the foxes. :D

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First Day

Well, it wasn’t a total disaster! I was certainly nervous, but things went better than I thought. And hopefully I’ll be even better tomorrow.

On the knitting front, I didn’t manage to finish that sock over the weekend.

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As you can see, I’m barely past the heel. I’m going to plug along on it and hopefully I’ll finish soon.

I’m also working on that blanket, but there isn’t much progress to show, so I haven’t bothered with the picture, but I’m hoping that will be done soon as well.

Other than that, it was a long day, and I’ll have to get used to them again, but hopefully it was the first day of many days to come.

Don’t worry, the blogs not going anywhere. Progress on projects might just be a little slower than it has been though. :)

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2014 in Knitting, Socks

 

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And So It Ends

No, not the blog. But my unemployment.

As I mentioned in my post on Monday, I was hired for my first post-graduation job. Thus, this is my last weekend of “freedom”. Honestly, I’m not going to miss having that much time on my hands. Yes, I got an awful lot of knitting done, but I was beginning to go a litter stir crazy. I’m the kind of person who needs structure in my life and having a job will provide that.

That being said, my days of going to the Tuesday knit group, and going to my LYS’s Friday group three hours early, are over. I said my goodbye’s this week, and I went to my LYS 3 hours early and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Don’t worry, I’m still going to be crating! I’m excited for Monday, but also nervous. I’m going to have to wear a few different hats for this position, and I’m hoping to get a handle on things pretty quickly.

As for my weekend goals, well, my mom and I are going to lunch tomorrow to celebrate the fact that I got hired, and I’m planning to finish a sock that I’ve had on the needles for what seems like forever., and to work on that baby blanket that I mentioned last post. Beyond that, I’m going to enjoy myself and relax.

Here’s to hoping that everything goes well! And I hope everyone has a good weekend. :)

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2014 in Knitting, Socks

 

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News

So, tonight’s blog post was originally going to be about how I’m working on a baby blanket for my cousins. And that I’m writing the crochet pattern myself. And then, it was going to be about how I GOT A JOB! And all of the jazz around that.

But then I heard that Robin Williams committed suicide.

The movies and comedy he did were a huge part of my childhood. Aladdin (though I don’t actually like that movie), Flubber, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, those are the movies that shaped us 90s kids. I was shocked to hear about his death. He’s only slightly older than my parents and it was just a huge surprise. Depression is a horrible thing. We’ll know the details in the coming days and weeks and we can only remember a person who brought so much joy to others, all the while fighting his own demons.

PS:Yes, I did get a job today! I got hired to start on Monday. More about that and the blanket later this week.

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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FO: Summer Mystery Knit A Long 2014

It’s done!

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I figure by now I don’t need to worry to much about spoilers. I’m most definitely not the first person to have finished the shawl. :)

It’s not as large as I thought it would be. It’s hard to tell in the picture because I laid it on the floor. It’s more of a shawlette rather than a full size shawl. At least at the size I made it. I could have probably made it bigger, as I didn’t use all of the skein, but as I was using the same stuff the designer did, I wasn’t sure I’d have too much leeway. But, surprise! I did!

I haven’t blocked it yet, since I just cast off tonight. But overall I’m happy with the result.

The only modification I did was going up a needle size from US3 to a US4.

 
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Posted by on July 30, 2014 in Accessories, Knitting

 

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Drive-by Blogging

It’s late, I’m tired, it’s a Friday, but I wanted to let you folks know about how both the MKAL and the sock are doing.

Still working my way up the foot of the sock.

I’m 3 pattern repeats away from being done with clue 2, which is funny, because clue 3 comes out in the morning. I’m too tired at this point however, to finish the three repeats up before I go to bed.

did go to the Knit and Crochet Show in Manchester NH today. It was fun, I went with someone from one of the knitting groups I attend, there was a fashion show, I got to see a yarn dyer I know (and see a shawl that I knit for them on display) and I bought 2 patterns. I was good though, no yarn.

So have some pictures from the Show today (which, by the way, is there all weekend). Oh yeah, and there was yarn bombing!

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I’m off to bed!

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Crochet, Knitting

 

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Ribbit

If you can’t guess from the title…. the sock came out.

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I slept on it Friday night and on Saturday I made the decision to start pulling it out. It was simply way to big and was never going to fit right, so I’m going to try it again.

I’ve gotten the toe finished and I’m working my way up the foot again. This time I’m not going to follow my numbers blindly and I’m going to try it on as I go so that it actually fits. At this point I’m not worried about the stripes matching as I am the darn thing just fitting my foot!

And of course, clue 2 came out for the MKAL I’m doing, but I didn’t get it printed out until today, and I’ve only got 2 repeats of that section of the pattern done because I helped someone move on Saturday (so like NO knitting time then) and then on Sunday I was so sore that I couldn’t even really bring myself to knit. Oh and I had an optometry appointment. I don’t need new glasses! That’s always good to know. Because, I do actually have glasses, but I don’t wear them as nearly as much as I should, but my script didn’t change so I’m not going to worry about it.

I think that’s about it for tonight! A sock was frogged, then started again, and I’m working on clue 2. There’ll definitely be a spoiler post later this week!

 

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