Wednesday, July 19, 2006

To Post, Or Not To Post

I've been suffering from posting anxiety lately. I feel like I should post so I don't lose any more readers, and yet I feel like I shouldn't post without pictures, but I don't currently have an easy way to upload pictures from my digital camera. I could take my camera to Meijer, get a CD made, then take the CD to the library, but that's just an awful lot of effort for someone trying to save pennies. So I guess you'll just have to wait for photos. I don't feel any less guilty for not having them, though.

To answer a couple questions:
Kniterella: The yarn for Calvin's sweater is a 100% cotton that I used to be able to get at Walmart and Meijer. It's pretty much a kitchen cotton for babies. However, they stopped making it as far as I can tell. I forgot to look for the one ball I have left to find the exact name, but I haven't been able to find it for at least a year or more. Sadness, I know.

Joy: Of course I do cables. In fact, cables and lace are two of my most favorite techniques in knitting. I should combine them. Cablace. Laceble.

I have been knitting. I've turned the heel on the second Trekking sock and am still going strong. I'm more than halfway down the cuff of the first sock of a second pair. I started my new entrelac bag Saturday during my class (where I had 7 participants!). I've made significant progress on a certain little person's birthday sweater. I've even started a new sock that I'm attempting to design.

I have been reading. I found a new series about
Repairman Jack that is exceptional. I've read at least half a dozen of the books already, and am on the constant lookout for any I've missed. I also have a couple other books scattered throughout the apartment that I pick up now and then. I'm halfway through the Chronicles of Narnia that Joy got for me for my birthday. I think I'm in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader. I'm also reading one I got at a thrift store called The Gorillas of Gull Park, or something. Weird. I even went to Borders and read the first seven chapters of a book I want to read but can't afford to buy. My mom should be so proud!

I got a package! It's from
Leone, one of my contest winners. She sent me a ball of Regia sock yarn in really pretty rainbow colors and a book called Monkey Island. I can't wait to use the yarn and I also can't wait to read the book. I mean, it has "monkey" in the title! It's gotta be good. Thank you, Leone... you really made my Saturday!

I've been job searching. I've gotten three calls and have two phone interviews scheduled. This makes me very happy, as it can get a little frustrating when I don't hear anything after sending out billions and trillions of resumes. I'll keep you updated, I'm really hoping for something soon, especially since my former employer is diligently fighting my application for unemployment.

I've also been wandering. I try not to wander too far since gas prices are so crazy, but sometimes I just have to get out of the house. The library is starting to feel a bit like home, too, these days. I'm even attempting to go to different libraries to mix it up a bit. It's a crazy life. Oh yes.


trek said...

Waving to show I still read your blog!

PBnJ said...

Hey, I'm still checking up on you too! :D
Pictures are nice, but don't stress over 'em! It's just nice to hear from you now and again!
Have a great day!

grins said...

Hey, Sweetie Cutie! Your mother IS proud of you -- and may I say extremely proud! I look for your blog everytime I am on the computer, even though I know that right now it is difficult for you to do blogging with limited computer hours. That job is just out there waiting. You and it will connect some time quite soon. I am trusting God for it to happen. Commenters to your blog are permitted to help in any way possible!
Love and Hugs !!

Brenda said...

I feel that same anxiety about pictures. I know it's silly but I always feel like I should have pictures.

I am so glad to hear you have interviews! I hope they go well!

Karen said...

Still visiting, still reading. Good luck on the interviews.

Joy said...

please don't let a lack of pictures keep you from posting. just grab random photos from the internet if you simply MUST have something.

Great to hear about the phone interviews! Keep fighting for that unemployment!

Janette said...

Good luck with the job search!

Adwen, the Green Fairy said...

Yo punkin (as apposed to "yo mama"!!), Glad to hear your still knitting and doing crazy stuff! Hey keep fighting the unemployement thing, don't give up! I had to fight it too, but you gotta keep at it. They will eventually wear down and just give in because they are "busy". YOU deserve the money and you need it, so don't give up! Good luck on the interviews! Remember you are their best candidate! :)

Adwen, the Green Fairy said...

oh, and in case you don't know who this is, hehe, I am Joy's sister, Heather! :)