Thursday, September 19, 2002

beaded knitting is crazy. All I ever seem to do is push the beads further down the wool so I actually have some wool to knit with.

Lace on big needles is fun. My yarn broke 3 times in the past 2 days and beads went flying all over. GARGH!

8 more hours and I will no longer be a travel agent. Woo-Hoo!

Wednesday, September 11, 2002

Kidsilk has arrived, employee discount has kicked in, AND I now have keys to the store. Woo-Hoo!

In non-knitting news... my time as a travel agent is coming to a close as I just got a job as office assistant at the big concert hall...

I love my library work.

I wish I worked at the wool store full time.

Tuesday, September 10, 2002

Libby Shell done and handed in and I got paid for it! YAY!

EXCEPT-- my boss pays £1.75 per 50 grams used, not market price of 15pence/meter (or 15cents/yard in the states). (and of course cost of materials is above and beyond, but my materials were provided, so I don't worry about that for this random story) So I should have been paid £24 and instead got £12. Not that big of deal when you consider that a sweater made from Rowan's cork would be worth £132 and only get £14.... hmmmm...

not that I really mind, because I'm not trying to eat with this money, but it makes me wonder what I'm doing to the market, you know?

Sunday, September 01, 2002

More body accomplished on Jessi's tank

Kidsilk orderded from LYS for the shawls and the Maggie turtleneck in last winter's Rowan mag.

Libby shell (not cardigan, I'm dumb) has been blocked, collar has been knitted, and now just needs to be sewn together.

Now, I knit the front and the back seperately, made of Rowan's Biggy Print, which is a varigated thick-n-thin yarn. Now it thick-n-thinned very nicely on the back but the front tended to thin with odd patches of big. When this goes up in the window display, I hope we display it backwards. Why the hell did it do that? Gargh.