Monday, November 30, 2009

I Am Not The Little Engine That Could

I didn't get the receptionist job. Contrary to what my interviewer told me, I did not get a call telling me I didn't get the job. I just sorta assumed thus after two weeks of no call. Why tell me that you'll call either way, then not?

Also, since I look for jobs online every single day, I tend to start judging them. For example, why is the job for a payroll clerk paid based on commission? How does that work? And why does an administrative assistant (which is what I have my certificate for) need a bachelor's degree? It's a college course, for pete's sake!

I finished the red and gold striped scarf for my friend. I should take a picture of that one ....

I'm about halfway done the hood for my sister's sweater. I finished her hat and now I just have to finish her second wristwarmer and start on her convertible mittens.

I'm trying to deplete my stash, but that isn't working very well because I keep going to yarn stores and seeing things I like.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Catching Up

There's hope for me after all!

Not on the job front, although my interviewer will call back next week to tell me if I've been chosen. Did it go well? They always do. And I always get a good feeling. I've learned to ignore those feelings. I keep my hopes down so they don't get injured when they fall again.

I finished those three hats. I still have two to make for a co-worker, but she never brought in the yarn she wants me to use.

I'm almost done the sleeves for my sister's sweater. I had to buy another ball of Homespun last night. When I first read the pattern, I thought it said I'd only need two balls. Now I know to read the fine print! We're on ball #4. I've also started her red hat and black-and-red wristwarmers. She's also getting a pair of wristwarmers that'll match the hat (done in Homespun that my mom gave me to knit with).

Last night my dad and I went to a convenience store to buy a lottery ticket (we didn't win). As we were walking back to the car I must've stepped in something ... something bad. Needless to say, the poo was all over my green shoes. I had to throw them out. Now I'm down to six pairs (one is winter boots, one is my work shoes, one is sneakers [yay] and the other three are fancy). It's time to go shopping, I suppose. I hate buying shoes and jeans.

When I was out shopping for more yarn last night, I impulsively bought five colours of Vanna's Choice so I can knit the Fair Isle Tam (it's for a KAL on the Paton's blog). I'll take pictures and update in a few days.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Maybe This Time?

I got a call from a potential employer. I had a phone interview with them yesterday (Monday), and I have a face-to-face interview with them 9am on Thursday. It's been over a month since my last interview. I really want an office job.

I'm almost finished those hats. One of them turned into three, and I don't have the yarn for the ones with words on them so those will have to wait. Time for me to start working on my sister's things.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Long Time

It's been a busy last couple of weeks. Oh, wait, it's only been a week and a half. I don't feel so bad now.

I finished felting that bag for my aunt and managed to sew in a lining three hours before delivering it personally.

Everyone seems to want a hat. Not just any hat; no, they want the Snowboarder's Hat (by Bernat). It's not difficult to make, but after knitting a dozen or so I'm getting bored. I have three more to knit. The last two should be interesting because the recipient wants words on them. I like a challenge.

It's also scarf season. I have two friends who have asked for "Harry Potter" scarves. Now, this took some research because I had no idea what they were talking about. Now I know.

I'm still working on my mom's green socks. I'm about halfway to the heel.

I never finished that pumpkin for Hallowe'en. Oh, well. Next year, perhaps!

I'm also still working on those two hooded sweaters. I just have the sleeves and the hoods to knit, but with all the other requests, I'm not even sure if I'll finish my sister's in time for Christmas. I still have to knit her hat and wristwarmers.

And I'm still working at the "local coffee shop". Actually, today is my three months. Now they can't fire me without a (good) reason.