Thursday, March 30

Keep your fingers crossed.

So my job interview last Monday went well. I like the company and job description and hopefully they like me too.

Well apparently they do, since I got a phone call as I was driving back to Iowa a mere 4 hours after my interview ended asking me if I could come next Monday for a second interview!

I haven't been this excited about something in a long time. We have starting looking for a place to live already - it feels so good to be moving back to the Chicago area. Just driving past all the restaurants and shopping malls gave me a warm fuzzy feeling.

The absolute BEST part is that my good friend and former college roommate just started a job last week not more than two miles down the street from my possible future office! We have already gone out for lunch. So. Fate?

Sorry, no photos or knitting. I think I've knit about a half inch on a sock over the last two weeks!

Thursday, March 23

Busy, but not much knitting

Real Life has really taken over the last few weeks. I haven't had much time for knitting but haven't really missed it - there is too much other stuff going on.

I spent last weekend at my parents to pick up my wedding photos and album. Gorgeous! If you are getting married in the Chicago/Milwaukee area, I highly recommend Edward Fox Photography Studio.

Also, I have a job interview in Chicago on Monday! Everyone cross their fingers for me. We would love to move back to Illinois - not that Iowa hasn't been great to us.

As for knitting, I finished a lacy edged baby blanket for The Preemie Project.

I also played around with the idea of a "flower garden" baby hat. This is what I have come up with so far:

I'm sure I won't have much more knitting to show until after my interview, but I'll be sure and let you know how it went!

Thursday, March 9

new/old projects

Instead of starting another large project, I decided to finish a pair of socks I started ages ago.

The yarn is from the Opal Rainforest collection - it is "fish". (I don't really see the fishyness, but hey...) It was a birthday gift from Steve last year.

Also, I am almost finished with a blankie for The Preemie Project. All it needs is the crocheted edging and some ribbon.

Saturday, March 4


I finished my Klaralund sweater last night. I think this just might be a record for the fastest completed item. I didn't even mind sewing it together.

I am pretty happy with the results. I realize now that since it has such a boxy shape, I probably should have made the next size smaller.

I was concerned when I first tried it on that it made me (specifically my shoulders) look huge, but I think a lot of that was the weird mirror angles I was getting. Things looked a lot better when I could see the whole thing at once on my camera. No one was around to take photos, so I had to use the self-timer.

Wait, wait - I can work this.

That's better.

The back view...

So I think it is growing on me. At the very least, it's really comfy!