Tuesday, February 28, 2006
I just finished this vest, from a pattern in the the Dazzling Knits book. I added an extra row of shells to make it a bit longer, as I am long waisted. I used two colorways of Noro Silk Garden, one woodsy-grassy colors and one in brighter blues, greens and purples. I like how subtle the color changes are. I also have a picture of the back of the vest, but don't want to go nuts uploading pictures. And yes, my hair has grown since the photo in my profile, which was taken about a year ago.
Next I made a dog sweater to teach a class in. I'll post that one tomorrow. It is pretty hilarious, if you ask me, but people like such things.
As for me, I am doing all right. I am doing a good job getting some additional web work and knitting teaching work. Even a couple of scarves to knit (boring but it pays!). I have to say I am proud of how well I am handling a sudden loss of income that wasn't expected, and how positive my attitude is, most of the time. I am not putting myself down or feeling sorry for myself as much as I once would. I am learning that sometimes things are NOT all my fault, but they are never completely anyone else's fault either--somewhere in between. Wow, at almost 48 I am growing mature.
Friday, February 24, 2006
I am really happy to report that, even though I just suffered a rather devastating and not expected at this time reduction in income, I did not wallow in despair more than about a day or so! I have already applied for a couple of interesting new jobs and taken on more knitting classes to teach (yay). And I updated my websites for both my knitting stuff and my web design/online community work, so if anyone actually reads a resume by me, the website they go to will not be all about what I did in 2004, the last time I thought it was time to mosey on to other employment opportunities.
Don't worry coworkers, I am not going anywhere at the moment. But, it is always good to have options, and I do need to make up for that loss of income! Luckily, a couple of clients have paid up this week, too.
I am just so proud of myself for remaining optimistic and positive. So Nyah Nyah Nyah to whoever out there in the universe has been piling negativity and unkindness on me for the past few months (which is why I have not posted). I banish theeeeeee!!!
Oh, and what the heck, I will include another picture of a finished knitted object. This is the longest, warmest (two layers), most luxurious scarf, made from beautiful Japanese yarn that shades into all sorts of interesting colors. I could not decide how to fringe it, after it was all done, so I made up a bobbled fringe that I just love! And I cannot believe it, but people actually buy the pattern for it! Thanks, people!
Thursday, February 23, 2006
I haven't forgotten the blog--I was just very busy working on a project, from which I have just been relieved, so voila, more time to blog. I've been feeling so negative, anyway, that you probably would not want to read my stuff. But, I will share a picture of the slippers I am teaching classes on and selling patterns for at the wonderful Bluebonnet Yarn Shoppe (http://www.bluebonnetyarn.com) !