Finally, an FO pic and some words…

29 Sep
copyright Denise Lew, used with permission

copyright Denise Lew, used with permission

My latest FO, of which I am inordinately proud, despite the fact that it has an ugly blemish in the back neck, where I suffered a massive failure to properly join yarn.  🙂  This is my rendition of Baby Picchu from the Berroco Design Team. I used Berroco Comfort yarn, instead of the called-for wooliness, for the obvious reason that I’m allergic to wool, but also because I think that new Moms should not have to even think about how they need to wash baby things. And babies are very messy creatures, so even an outerwear sweater is going to need frequent washing. Anyway, it was a quick and relatively easy knit, and I’m happy with every single stitch except that ugly spot. Hehehe!

Nothing much new on the job front, just plugging away at submitting resumes to both the advertised and unadvertised job market. A random resume submittal to a well-known company in the computer industry resulted in a request for a phone interview this week, and I am currently awaiting scheduling of a 2nd interview (or some other next-step) from another company with whom I interviewed by phone last week. I have been trying to be really persistent and productive on the hunt, making sure that no single day goes by that I don’t submit at least one resume somewhere, either to a position being advertised on one of the job boards or corporate web sites, or just an unsolicited submittal somewhere. Also have been working on expanding my network of contacts on LinkedIn, which is social networking gone professional. What else, what else? Oh, I think I’ve re-written or at least “touched up” my resume at least 4 times in the last month (hehehe!). And I’m slowly acquiring Project Management coursework via the online training available from the outplacement company retained by my soon-to-be-former employer. So I keep busy, yet am fidgety, bored, have no attention span and am having trouble sleeping. All of which sort of digs into the knitting progress, if you know what I mean.

More when I have it! 🙂


Posted by on September 29, 2009 in Knitting and maybe some Crocheting, too


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4 responses to “Finally, an FO pic and some words…

  1. Deneen

    September 29, 2009 at 11:03 am

    It’s adorable. Oddly, we only notice our mistakes-the momma won’t. I agree with the no wool for babies. I KNOW acrylic is hot, however washing and drying constantly is a must. Cotton blends are wonderful to use also-but heck, wool bothers me worn as a sweater and a babies skin is so sensitive.

  2. wool free and lovin' knit

    September 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Great job on the sweater — maybe you can put your own “knit by” label on the back there and then no one has to know. Good luck with the job hunt but do try to take advantage of this gift of knitting time — when it’s gone you’ll be wishing you had it back!

  3. jackie

    September 29, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    is cute, nice colour combinations !!

  4. Outplacement Services

    October 13, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Good stuff man. LinkedIn is crucial and I have been expanding my network as well…


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