Thursday, September 01, 2005  

Lovely Assistant

I haven't posted in ages. Why? Because I've been interviewing with way too many firms (16 down, 5 to go. And 3 callbacks so far.) I'm really hoping I get a couple of offers that I actually want, or else all of this frenetic running around in a suit and heels will be for nothing. {sigh}.

But somehow, I have managed to do the occasional bit of knitting. Mostly waiting for it to be time for my interview. I've finished 1 Red Sox sock ...

However, since my friend has 2 feet (last time I checked), I have to finish a second sock. I've cast on, and am making progress. For the first sock, I didn't plan ahead and didn't pack the white yarn necessary for the heel. So I improvised and did the afterthought heel - I definitely like short-row heels better, but in a pinch, the afterthought heel works.

But much more exciting - I finished Rippling Waters! (Well, technically I need to weave in two ends, but I'm ignoring that.) I desperately need to block it, but I don't have blocking wires. I've ordered some, but "instant gratification" is apparently not possible when mail-ordering blocking wires, so I'll just have to wait.

But isn't she pretty?

I LOVED this pattern - from Fiddlesticks, purchased (of course) at Knit Happens. It was excellently written, totally clear, and just challenging enough to make me excited to keep knitting on it, but not so hard that I screwed up too badly. I used a lifeline at the end of each 16 row repeat, and had to rip back to it several times, but survived the experience with minimal angst. :) I'm already planning on knitting at least one more of these... if I ever have time to knit again!

You might have noticed that all of the photos in this entry include the ever-lovely and talented Cricket. She was SO helpful during the photo session - she was especially helpful when I was figuring out how to use my new tripod. See?

I obviously couldn't have figured it out without her help. What a good kitty!


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