Well howdy and welcome to 2007! The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve was a whirlwind of activity (hence the lack of blogging, etc.). Karen and Kelly (her DH) stopped by sans kidlets for an overnight playdate. Her recent acquisition of some lovurly Trekking XXL sock yarn and dps led to some quality knitting and visiting time. She cast on her first pair of socks which promise to be warm and beautiful. And she WILL NOT succomb to Second Sock Syndrome or I shall nag her relentlessly.
On New Year's Eve we had our traditional Game Night. This year we had some different faces at the table. Several dear friends were ill or otherwise unable to attend. And there was the welcome addition of the Quast family. Mr. Q. was the realtor who worked so hard to find us our new home. He has a daughter who now plays frequently with my three.
And after a 10 year "vacation" home with my kids I'm now looking for work outside the home. Putting together a resume is proving challenging. My education is limited to a Bachelor's Degree in English and Sociology... no teacher certifications and no Master's Degree and no technical certifications. Six years of military service operating what is now outdated communication equipment doesn't seem marketable either. So today I'll attempt to meld past skills with creativity, practicality and mommy wisdom to produce a "Wow, hire me!" document. The result may be suitable for lining the bottom of our parakeet's cage, but it's a start.
On the knitting front I've cast on a top-down, one piece cardigan in some red, Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. I purchased this yarn last year, but since no patterns have reached out and grabbed me I've decided to just make my own. The yoke and bust will be solid with some tapering or shaping below the bustline. Then the bottom will be a lace pattern. There are several floral and column style laces l I'm still kicking around. The sleeve length will depend upon how much yarn I have.