Employment Update

Shh.. I know, I know. Not one, but TWO personal posts. Ooh. Although.. this one does sort of tie into knitting. LOL Loosely.

I haven’t been around much since the start of the year because work has been absolutely batty. And along with this battiness, I was asked to go full time, which brings my free-for-knitting days down to 1 day a week. Yes, I’m working 6 days a week. Yes, I am insane, except I love both my jobs.

For one of my jobs it is pretty obvious why I enjoy it so much – it’s once a week at my LYS and it’s like a bit of fiber heaven when I’m there. 🙂

For the other job, if you could quirk your eyebrow at me, you probably would. The one I just began working full time at is a funeral home. We’re fairly large, the largest in our state, and we have a good reputation. We work hard for that reputation. It may seem incredibly weird to say that I work there but.. I do. I work in the office upstairs, one of those people that almost no one ever sees but without us, nothing would run smoothly for the families we help.

Is it sad? Oh my word yes. There are some days when you get a call that just rips your heart out.

But what makes it worth it? Is when you can do something so simple in part of preparing for a service for the family and it gives them just a hint of a smile. To help ease them in what is the most difficult time in their life. I like to think we help just a little bit.

So yes, for 5 days a week, I’m at a funeral home, for one day a week I’m at the yarn store – and all of this severely cuts into my knitting time. Plus. I’ve just been knitting hats. You can only see so many hat pictures. 🙂

Snowmageddon

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This was the view outside my front door when I got up this morning. At this point, it’s only been snowing for about 3 hours and we already have several inches, though it’s hard to tell because the high wind is blowing it around so much.

Everything has closed today, including my work, and for a change people are heeding travel warnings and staying off the roads.

So far, we still have power and internet, so I’m good to roll. If we do lose power, the generator is stocked and all major housework has been done and there’s allergy friendly left overs in the fridge we can heat up, plus plenty more food.

Who remembers where I live? 😀 As a refresher, I’m in Maine, so we’re right in the middle of that huge storm. We’re due for over 24 inches of snow and we’re well on our way. Fun times!

Anyone else that’s in this storm’s path, stay safe. Stay warm. And don’t forget your knitting. 😛

Sanquhar Gloves – One Complete

I stayed up way, way too late last night to do this (I had the thumb and half a pinkie left), but it was worth it! I have some ends to work in inside, but I am so incredibly tickled with this. First time ever doing color work (no *major* mistakes) and first time doing gloves. I could see myself addicted to these. 😛 I hope to cast on its mate at the LYS today.

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Oh help?

I’m on my way out the door or I’d keep looking….

Someone recently posted about making hats/scarves and then leaving them about the neighborhood for people who might have a need for them. Included with the post were these delightful labels and I can’t for the life of me remember who posted them?

HELP?

Because I’m going to be doing this in my area with hats. I think it’s wonderful and we’re so cold right now. Everyone needs a toasty head! 🙂

First FO of 2015

Made for my friend Jen because she asked me ever so nicely and I have so many lovely things from her. Quick n’ easy cable hat made with Rowan’s Pure Wool Worsted in Granite. LOVE! On to make one for me.

Something about getting up with the air temp at -6 makes you want warm things! 😛

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