Thanks for everyone thinking of me during my interview - it did the trick - I got the job! I start in 2 weeks - enough time to (hopefully) find an apartment, get used to the idea of a "real" job - and buy some new clothing! Being a nanny doesn't really require any business-wear, so my closet is mostly full of jeans and tank tops. I may take advantage of the tax free weekend and fight the crowds tomorrow.
In knitting news...the Jaywalker Sassy Stripes are pushed to the
back burner again. I had just finished the heel and picked up my
guesset stitches when I realized there is no way this sock will fit my foot. I was making them more like anklets, so it's not a ton of work down the drain...but I was so excited. Right now they're just sitting in my knitting basket until I can stand to deal with them again.
In other sock news, I cast on for another pair of Trekking socks, in the
100 colorway. I really like them alot. I love the way the colors stripe,
but without too much definition. I took them to the mall with J today - he played in the "tot-spot" (a favorite activity when it's too hot for the park) and I sat and knit. I saw fellow knitting buddy and nanny Melinda there too, with one of the kids she watches!
I am making progress on the skirt! I love, love, love it! I'm halfway through the last repeat, and I should be done by next week. I posted this to the Interweave KAL a few weeks ago, and had a question about the provisional cast on. I used this tutorial, from the Diet Diary, when I learned to do a provisional cast on. It's super-easy. I used some spare KnitPicks shine for the chain.Well, I'm off to find some dinner, then sit down with Gilmore Girls and the skirt - Mick has the whole series on dvd, and I watched sporadically over the years. We started Season One a few days ago. I also need to finish packing my box for my Discloth Exchange pal. I picked up some fun things today.