Friday, July 24, 2009
Learning to knit socks. I have done many things, but this is a first for me. Size 2 needles and doing the magic loop method. It took me days to get it right, and then when I did, could not understand that I was goofing up so badly before. Now the interesting thing is, my mom used to knit socks for my dad with matching sweaters. She made it look so easy. But she died when I was 12. I wish she was around now.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Last year, I took on a part time job to help with medical bills. The problem was, the parttime job was 20 to 35 hours more a week. I was already putting in over 40 hours at my full time job. Knitting, I took along with me to do at breaks and lunch. On Jan. 8, 2009 this year, My full time job of (one month short) of 19 years laid me off. I was in shock. I felt betrayed. How many people had I trained? How many days did I take manuals home to study because we had no trainers? How many Saturdays and Sundays did I give up for this job? After almost 4 months, I can say I am really much happier now. I still have the part time job, and my stress level has gone down so much. I was taking up to 6 to8 pain pills a day and I have taken only 2 to 3 in the past 4 months. I have been knitting up a storm. And even cleaning my craftroom. But the reason I have been bad....no time to blog. Will get some more pic posted soon.