Thursday, September 25, 2008

My life, a summary.

Still no job. I've been up for a job for about a month but there have been complications and delays like whoa, so I have no hopes up. I've put in more applications... It's hard to even make an effort anymore. But, since I kind of have to, I'll keep on trying. Pat always suggests I try Fantasy Land in Tiffin. I could do some dancing...

I made a trip up to the yarn store in Perrysburg Tuesday night. They have a knit night on Tuesdays and I figured I'd go check it out. Well, I got up there about an hour after I left (did you know you're supposed to look up directions before you leave and not call your sister from the road, asking her to look them up for you?) and when I arrived, I found what looked to be about 30 ladies crammed onto the porch of the place. I was terrified. After several panicked calls to Jenny, I made my way up. I didn't stay to knit, just shopped. But I had to walk through the sea of knitting women to get in, so I'm proud. The store was awesome and I bought some very nice yarn. And I plan to go back for the knit night. But not this Tuesday. Guess why. No, guess.

Anniversary! Yay! (I'm allowed to get excited - it's a wonder we haven't smacked each other to death.)


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Bored. And stuff.

The job situation is looking up. I have one prospect (I interviewed, they ran a background check and they're now checking references) and an interview somewhere else Tuesday. It kind of stinks because I would totally want the second job except that it's part time. It's a cashier in the Bursar's Office at Owens Community College. It would be cool and I would probably meet more people in my age group, but if I get offered the full time job (at Checksmart), I'll have to take it. I gotta get paid.

I'm going kind of crazy with the knitting. I need to start scrapbooking again to balance it out and to keep me from... well, from going more crazy. I have these wonderful fantasies of having my own yarn shop. But it would be a cool yarn shop. Like a cafe/yarn shop. Or yarn and chocolate. Yarn, chocolate and coffee (and tea for the gentler souls). That would be heaven. Oh! And there could be cats!

Not to sound mean, but I hate living with a dog. It's not so much that I hate the dog, because I really don't. It's just that I'm not a dog person. I am a cat person. So, living with a dog and without a cat is absolute crap. Tonight, Anna got sick and threw up several times. The piles of throw up were bigger than a cat. Now why would anyone put themselves into a situation where they have to deal with that?


I'm bored...


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Ali's Headband Pattern

I have designed my first (super simple) pattern. It's a starting point anyway.

Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, color Snow
(Or any comparable weight yarn.)

US 6 Straight needles
Cable needle
Yarn needle

(I personally don't see gauge being an issue on this project...)

Cast on 14 sts

Row 1: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 2: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 4: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 5: K1, P1, K1, P2, K4, P2, K1, P1, K1
Row 6: K1, P1, K1, K2, P4, K2, K1, P1, K1
Row 7: K1, P1, K1, P2, C4F, P2, K1, P1, K1

Repeat rows 1-7 sixteen times or until it fits your head. End with rows 1-6.

BO and leave a length of yarn to sew together ends with yarn needle.

(If you don't want a slip-over-your-head headband, you could add a buttonhole toward the bottom and sew on a button.)