Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Lots of changes!

I have a job interview tomorrow. It is for a paralegal position in the office of corporate counsel for Morinda, a corporation in the business of selling, producing, researching, etc. Noni Juice. I am excited about this. While I like my current job a lot (I am a legal assistant for a trial attorney), the pressure and stress of working in the field of litigation is tremendous. How fun does it sound to work for Noni Juice? The position calls for some litigation work (which after 17 years of experience, I think I can do in my sleep), but it also incorporates some trademark law, contracts, and the like. The pay is quite a bit more, but I will need to see what they will offer in the form of benefits. Wish me luck!

My nephew is leaving on May 5 for Lima, Peru, to serve an LDS mission (no jokes, please -- LOL!). His formal "farewell" is this Sunday, so I have been busy helping sis with food, invitations and that sort of stuff. Then, one week from today, the entire family clan is heading for Disneyland! Bryson (the nephew) wanted to go -- kinda like a last hurrah of sorts. So, the whole fam damily is going along for the ride -- 26 of us! Anyone wanna join in? One more won't make much of a difference!

So, lots of excitement and lots of changes here. Now if my Rowan Calmer arrives in the next day or two, I can add a new project to the list of changes!!

Monday, April 12, 2004

Another New Project? Yikes!!

I have just about completed the right front of my cardi-raye. I am so in love with this sweater. The vibrant colors are so cheerful, and everywhere I take it along to knit on it, I get rave compliments. Hopefully, the finished sweater will live up to the knitting of it.

Look what I won on ebay:

Looks like I may have to join the Audrey knitalong. Doesn't take much to urge me to the dark side of more new projects -- show me some gorgeous yarn and a novel pattern, and off I go. I'll refrain from putting up the Audrey button until the yarn arrives. Maybe by then I'll have more progress on my other projects, thus, reducing the guilt level of yet one more. Sigh!! What is a girl to do?

Monday, April 05, 2004

Time sure does whoosh by quickly! I could have sworn I posted an entry since March 27, but, obviously, not. I have a couple of small things to report.

First, remember the Victorian t-shirt I knitted for my office mate who was having a little girl? Well, she had her baby this morning -- a boy! Now, there is nothing at all wrong with baby boys (I had two myself), but the Victorian t-shirt just will not due for a boy. So, what can I knit quick like for a new baby boy? Any suggestions?

Second, does anyone know of a person who can translate knitting instructions from Dutch to English? I ordered some Phildar books from Beiweb and was surprised when they came written in Dutch. Why was I surprised? I mean, geez, who did I think I was ordering from, anyway! Big, big DOH!! (Imagine smiley icon hitting itself over its head.) Anyway, there are two sweaters I really want to knit, so I need an interpreter. Any suggestions?

Last, but definitely not least, I finished the back of cardi raye, and she is very pretty if I do say so myself. I immediately cast on for the right front and straightaway had a "huh?" moment. The instructions say to cast on an odd number of stitches and to work in 2x2 ribbing beginning and ending each rs row with a k2. Now, if you divide an odd number of stitches by an even amount of stitches, you are going to come out with 1 stitch too many, no matter what numbers you plug into the equation. So, I began with a k2 and ended with a k3, deciding that the extra knit stitch will be used as the pickup row for the button band. I am already thinking ahead to that button band trying to decide how it is going to be handled. I know I do not want to sew on the bias tape as shown in the pattern, but am not sure yet just what I do want. One thing is for sure, at the slow rate I knit, I have plenty of time to figure it out.

Ta for now!!