One Crazy Fiber Lady

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One Crazy Fiber Lady

State of the Knitter

July 17th, 2007 · 11 Comments

Time for the weekly (or so) progress (or lack thereof) update.

I.  Job stuff –

The project was very well received and has put me at #1 or 2 on the fellow’s short list.   The bad news is that the company’s HR department has demanded one last attempt to find a qualified candidate without going through a recruiter.  This would be v. bad for me as I was there through a recruiter.

Other good news though, I had two more first round interviews in the interim.  Both of which went very well.  Yesterday’s was a telephone/tech round which ended with the gentleman saying that he’d report back to his manager and that they "would probably, wait, no, definitely have me in for a face-to-face meeting".  I got feedback email from my recruiter that I’d done very well.  Yay me.

So yes, prospects are there.  I’d be very happy with either of them.  I just want it over.  Soon.  In my ideal world, I’d get an offer as a birthday present, though I doubt with how the pace on this all is moving that I’d get it before Sunday.  Yes.  This Sunday.  Big companies just don’t move that fast.  Nice to be marketable though.

II.  Fiber stuff –

a.  Begging –

Wedding_ring_shawlOkay, before my head really explodes, I HAVE to knit a particular shawl.  I’ve fallen for it.  Hard.  I WANTSSSSS IT.  I NEEEDDDSSSSSS it.  Sadly however the damn thing is not available again until 2010.  What is it you ask?  The Wedding Ring Shawl from Sharon Miller.

I MUST have it.  I’ll buy it, trade for it, rent it (if legal), swap my children for it.  I must have it.  If someone has it and has either finished it or put it on the shelf for future knitting, maybe I can purchase it from you and then sell it back.  I don’t need to keep this pattern  I need to knit it.  Please…. I’m begging….

Oh well.  In the long wait for this, i placed an order for the Unst Bridal Shawl and some cobweb to knit it in.  I’ve also ordered more cobweb to knit the Unst Stole from the book.  Yep, there will be lots of pictures of lace around here in the future.

b.  Actual Knitting

I really have actually been knitting.  In between incessant googling of the WRS to see if someone might be willing to part with the pattern, even temporarily, I have knitted if only to justify further acquisition.

Socks.  Saturday night, in a period of insomnia, i finished the first of the loksin and immediately cast on for the second.  I’m now into the gusset for the second as of the end of lunch today..


Cool sock.  I have made a few mods in that I cut the stitch count from 60 to 56 for my midgy foot, as well as used a US0 instead of the prescribed 1’s.

Thursday night I brought the MS3 to the SNB so I could catch up and finish Clue 2 before 3 was released on Friday.  I came close.  I finished 2 Friday evening and started #3.  I spent a leisurely day on Saturday with the monkeys and the folks.  I had a horrible headache the fortunately did not prevent me from finishing clue 3.


I like it very much so far.  I’m more than ready for clue 4 to come out on Friday.

Saturday night I gave in to a long project calling and finally cast on the Tina Shawl. I’m using Zephyr in Vanilla.  The center is pretty easy and as of last night, I have 3 of the 9.5 repeats done.


Anyone else noticing a theme?  All lace, all the time.  If I could find where I put Essential Tank, I’d work on that lace piece.  See, I knew I was a sock/lace knitter and recent knit activity is proving it!  I was so close to rooting out all the non sock/lace yarn from the stash on Sunday.   It was amusing.  I still might whittle it down as really, the yarn monster is getting way out of control.

That’s the current state of the knitter.  Hopefully there will be some changes to report soon.

Craft on!

Tags: Lace · Socks

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim P // Jul 17, 2007 at 4:14 pm

    Once find the right job, you can devote most of your time to lace knitting. One day, I hope to be able to say (just like you do all the time) “I finished the Blahblah sock and immediately cast on for the second.” I get stuck with the immediate cast on for #2. So your birthday is Sunday??? If I see anyone with the WRS pattern I’ll knock ’em down and snatch the pattern for you.

  • 2 Ina // Jul 17, 2007 at 5:12 pm

    Ooh, someday when I grow up I want to knit a ring shawl! Actually, I like Unst better than the unavailable Wedding Shawl or Princess Shawl.

  • 3 SpindleRose // Jul 17, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    Soon, you will have a job. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

    Lovely lace. I’m learning that I’m only a little bit of a lace knitter, despite the bins of lace yarn. Perhaps we need to have a little swap?

  • 4 Kathy // Jul 17, 2007 at 7:56 pm

    You are cranking on those projects! Sending good job karma to you.

  • 5 --Deb // Jul 17, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    I can’t help you with the pattern or the job-mojo, but I’m sending you good vibes anyway!

  • 6 Eva // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:14 am

    I’m going to see if I can find the information for the Jamieson’s shop in Lerwick on Shetland (NOT Jamieson and Smith) as they had a lot of patterns/books that are officially out of print. The other place I’m going to try is the bookshop in Lerwick as they had several Sharon Miller patterns for sale too.

    Give me a couple of days and I’ll get back to ya…

    Cheers Eva

  • 7 Jessica // Jul 18, 2007 at 8:55 am

    I hope you get the job stuff over with soon. You must be beat! The new sock is really cool. Love the pattern with that color. And I love the lace too. So pretty!

  • 8 fleegle // Jul 18, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    email me about the WRS!

  • 9 Kathleen // Jul 18, 2007 at 7:27 pm

    2010. That is awful.

  • 10 Deborah // Jul 19, 2007 at 9:52 am

    wishing you lotso luck on the j-o-b!

  • 11 Car // Sep 30, 2007 at 12:39 pm


    I know how you feel i want to knitt this one as well, my daughter has cancer and when she has recovered shes hoping to try for a baby i wanted something realy special for her. So if you manage to get the pattern please let me know
    best wishes