One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady

Monkey Brain

June 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

I can definitely be accused of having a busy monkey brain.  I flit hither and thither on all hobbies big and small.  I’ve been bouncing between coding for fun, spindle spindle (drop and support), wheel spinning and knitting.  But this is nothing new for me (nor you if you’ve been around these here blog parts long enough).  I added features to the iOS version of my knit counter and its been approved by Apple.  Thanks to a query by an Android version user, I’ve been prodded towards making the same modifications.  Towards that end, I picked up a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 so that I had a modern platform to test the code on.  My ancient (and no longer used/updated) Droid X just wasn’t going to cut it.   Got my development platform updated and now just have to decide the best way to add the features without breaking everything!

I have an insane number of spinning projects going.  There’s the remainder of the 40z of BFL fiber that I started last summer during the TdF on my Bosworth moosies.   I think I finally hit the halfway point on that project.

I have another drop spindle project, the Shetland wool on a bunch of Goldings that someday I hope to make a hap shawl out of.  I’m almost done with the first 4oz of the multi colored stuff, but have a second 4oz, as well as 4oz each of coordinating solids.  I’m leaning towards the multi being the outer color on the shawl, so I guess I should have started with a solid 😉

I think this one is going to be my TdF project for this year as I’m on Team ITW and Team Golding.  This one covers both bases.

No pictures of any wheel spinning, but I’ve now added yet another knitting project: Wingspan, in leftover Kauni Effektgarn from my second Kauni sweater.  I wooshed thru the first two triangles and its languished there for a couple of days.  Oh well.  I’ll return to it when I can stay up past 8pm.

I think I’m just a US4 knitter as I’m happiest on that sized needle.  Also, I’d like to add, the Signature Stilettos that I bought at MDSW are probably my favoritest needles of ALL.TIME.

And now for other news that I announced on Facebook yesterday because it became official.  I applied for a permanent position at the company where I’ve been consulting for the last year.  It is in a different department and not a support developer role but as  Lead Developer in the Marketing Communications group.  I’ll be working on the public facing web products rather than the internal tools as I’ve done for the last year.  It was a position that they sent an email around to all IT on 6/10.  I saw the description and felt as if it had been written with me in mind.  I tweaked my resume and applied.  Two days later I had an interview.  The next day I had a second rounder with the VP, as well as HR (Thursday).  Monday I was told they were going to make an offer, but needed to have their lengthy process play out (signatures on it from VPs, Moses, G-d, etc) and i should hear something by Thursday.  Well, didn’t take that long.  On Wednesday, Fedex delivered an offer package.   Yesterday, after signing all paperwork, surviving a background check and passing a hair drug test, my start date became official:  July 8th.  It will be nice to become a FTE again with benefits and time off (yes I know my time off was built into my hourly rate as a consultant but I’d have to keep reminding myself that when a holiday rolled around and I could no longer bill or get paid for a 40 hour week!).

This weekend, Miss K and I are heading to Vermont for a bash at the Golding Farm.  I’m really looking forward!

Craft on!

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Tags: Knitting · Misc · Spinning

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Elsie // Jun 27, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    Congratulations! you have really moved on since I first started reading your blog when the twins were babies . Go girl!