Tuesday, February 26, 2008

All about the good news!

Greetings and Dear Laura:

Congratulations on being accepted into the PT program! You've worked hard for that and I'm glad it's coming together for you! Sounds like you're getting a good start on being ready for the changes.

I've also had some good news (but haven't gotten it posted in a timely manner - sorry!) Late in January, I was offered a full-time regular job with the company that I've been "temping" at for 2 1/2 years. It's basically the same job I've done for the last year or so, but now that I'm "real," I get benefits. Yay for vacation, paid holidays, health insurance and retirement savings!!

I've really enjoyed seeing your finished projects. I had to laugh at how hard it was to stop knitting dishcloths! Aren't quick projects fun?! They look great tho! I also love the robes - they certainly look cozy!

I could relate to the quickness of your sewing projects. I myself did some sewing last weekend. I had a stack of baby flannel on my dining room table, along side my sewing machine, since.....well...probably since New Years. I needed to hem (4) 45" squares into receiving blankets for my newest Godson. However, ANYTHING was grounds to put it off. The problem is that I really don't like to sew. I like to give these receiving blankets - they're larger and thicker than the usual store-bought blankets. The moms I know just love them. They aren't hard, so I'm glad I finally buckled down and got them done. Amber was quite happy to have them.
Logan's Blankets

I did another quick project over the weekend. I wanted to make a soft warm pretty hat for a cousin who is having chemotherapy. I picked up two balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in a pretty dark Chocolate color. I used the Fetching Inspired Hat pattern that I've made in baby size, and it went really nicely. I cast on the same 100 stitches that I've used in lighter weight yarn for a baby, and it came out a great size. And I started it Saturday evening and cast it off Sunday evening. (I did spend most of the afternoon on it - it was a great Sunday!)
Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Fetching Hat for Lita

And then, in celebration, I did a bit of home improvement myself. The lamp that I had beside my knitting chair belonged to my grandfather and sat on his desk as long I as can remember. Besides the look, I liked the shape because I could hang my circular needles on it and have them quite handy. Several months ago, I took it upstairs for my mom to use on her desk, since she was having a hard time seeing. I decided that I wanted to replace it with a "true-color" lamp. I found them on half price on the day after I got my first new paycheck, raise included (!) so now I have a lovely lamp that still holds my needles.

Ott Lite

Ok, that's the news! Keep knitting!

Cynthia (aka Designated Knitter!)


marit said...

Congrats on your job!
You have some beautiful fabrics there, and a very cute hat:-)

Lauren said...

Note to everyone: The hat looks blue in the picture, but it was a very beautiful brown when i saw it in real life ;-)