Thursday, April 12, 2007

I love making me some baby sweaters

I love baby sweaters; they are quick, and they look cute, and hey - those wearing them generally don't complain that it's not in style, or you missed a stitch, or anything like that. I made this for he who shall be born next week. I used to work with his Mom - she's a cool one!
This is a really nice pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts; in fact, it's so nice, I've knitted it twice. It's all in the round, with the sleeve done separately in the round and then attached. I originally wanted 3 buttons, but 2 will have to do, because I didn't want the neck to be too high, and my spacing wasn't thought out enough.
Oh yeah, I used Lorna's Laces Shephard Sport in the Jeans colorway, I do believe. 2 skeins, and I have a lot of one left over. I also got to use my addi's (yum yum)!!


Saturday, March 31, 2007

I shouldn't be surprised

McDonald's new gourmet coffee is awful. I took three sips, and then stopped. I could not drink any more. If I had still been at McDonald's, instead of the 101 onramp, I would have taken it back and asked for a soda instead.

Why on earth did I think that McDonald's coffee would have been anything but awful?


Thursday, March 15, 2007

Let's Pretend it's Friday

Well, for some people (like those on the east coast, and almost those who observe Central Time), it is Friday, so here's my news!

I QUIT MY JOB!!! I was there a really long time, it would have been 9 years at the end of the month, but it was time to move on. I had a wonderful opportunity present itself (I kind of stuck myself in there, actually), and so I am moving on.

I am going out on my own with a former co-worker to start a company recruiting structural engineers. We'll be working with engineers all over the country, and working with engineers of all levels, but mainly those in the 3-5 year range.

I'm looking forward to a lot of hard work getting the company off and running, but I am expecting it to be rewarding in ways I haven't even thought of yet!

Of course, I don't have a paycheck now, so that kind of sucks...................Let's hope I'm good at my job!

If anyone knows of any structural engineers looking for their dream job, have them give me a call!



I have been knitting - quite a bit actually, but I don't have anything new to show just now. Check back in about a week - I have a baby shower deadline!


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Maybe a new post is in order

Big things are happening. If it was Friday, I could tell you, but since it's only Wednesday, I must wait!

See you on Friday :)

Friday, September 01, 2006

FO #9 - Teddy Bear

What is it? Teddy Bear from Mother Bear Project. I found the idea for this on Another Blog
What needles did you use? Aluminum #7
What kind of yarn is that? Leftover Manetto Hill Yarnery Chorus, Color 27, along with Lion-Brand Wool-Ease
Who's it for? I haven't decided if I'm going to send it to Mother Bear Project or if I'm going to give it to Kimberly, or if I'll send it to the sister that is getting the hat (she's on a missionary trip, and maybe there will be a kid that could use it)
Anything else? This was a cute way to use up extra yarn. I would like to create my own teddy bear pattern using circular needles, but we'll have to see if I make it that far.

FO #8-ish - Hat

What is it? Kim's Hat Pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts

What needles did you use? Susan Bates Quicksilver Circ Size 9, and Bamboo DPNs

What kind of yarn is that? Manetto Hill Yarnery Chorus, Color 27 (I got it at Tuesday Morning)

Who's it for? Not really sure - maybe my sister that is spending a year in a country far far away (where it's supposed to be so cold that she is not shaving her legs while she's gone)

Anything else? I bought the needles from a small shop in Lake Tahoe (The Wool Tree) while on vacation. The women who owned the shop was AWESOME! She led me away from the Addi's, which were twice as much, explaining that the Quicksilver's were still pretty nice, and she was right! They have a good weight, not too light, like another pair of plastic needles I bought in the UK 6 years ago. She also gave me two stitch markers when she found out that I was just going to use a paper clip (I didn't like the stitch markers she was selling, but the ones she had were just like the ones I had left at home)

** The reason this is 8-ish is that I have completed 1 other blanket, and 2 carseat blankets (crocheted), but as I don't have pictures of them, they don't "count" **

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Yeah! We're moving!!

Well, it finally happened. Someone bought our humble abode. We, in turn, found a new abode that we like, so we will be relocating as of July 6th! Very fast, I must say, but let's do it! So now we are in the midst of sorting and throwing away and donating and packing...all those things you do when you're going to move.

We tried to make our job easier last night. We were making some blended drinks (frozen cranberry drink mix, water, ice, vodka), and the blender made a funny sound (and smell). So, that went in the throwing away pile.

I have been knitting quite a bit, but unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture of the project I finished. It was Baby Blanket 3/4, and it was the Big Bad Baby Blanket pattern from Stitch n Bitch. I used some Red Heart baby yarn, and it took less than 2 skeins on #8 needles. The recipient is a very cute little boy named Trevor, and I will try to ask his mom for pictures sometime soon!

Now, on to Baby Blanket 4/4, which is for my niece who will arrive in July (well, her Mom is hoping that she'll be here in June, but she's not counting on it).

Ooh, I also crocheted some fun fun onto some flip flops for a flip flop exchange in my online moms group. They turned out pretty funky -- the recipient says she liked!

Thursday, May 25, 2006

It only took 2 weeks....

To get rid of the cold. But for now, I feel pretty normal!

I had a business trip this week. I was supposed to be away from home Monday - Friday. I was nervous about being away that long. Not because I don't think N can take care of the kidlet (I knew he'd be fine), but because I thought I might start to miss her. I did miss her, but I got to come home early! YAY! One of the trainings I was supposed to do was cancelled because not enough people signed up, so I convinced everyone that paying $100 to change my ticket and be able to work Thursday and Friday was more cost effective than paying $300 to stay at the conference and not be able to help with support.

Of course, I got home and realized that I have already worked my 36 hours this week (I've worked 40 by now), so I might leave a little early tomorrow too!