I'll be a working girl once again. Yes, I finally got a job; and it's a job I think I'm going to love. I have another interview scheduled for next week, waiting to hear on an interview I was at the week before; and an application came in the mail yesterday from a place I submitted my resume to way back in March. But I'm going out on a limb and taking this temp-to-hire position because it just seems the right fit for me as well as for them.
I tried to work at finishing up UFO's while I was home, and I did get several done; but I also started several more! Isn't that the way? And I began knitting like crazy. I haven't finished my shawl and probably won't before I start my job on Monday, but I know I'll need something relaxing to do when I get home in the evenings. The first week of a new job is always stressful.
Ravelry and spent many days just knitting. I was like a kid with a candy dish when it came to picking out patterns to work on! This pattern is called Hug Cap and was designed for anyone facing illness or a difficult situation; the sizes range from baby to adult. I made several of these; and even though the pattern looks difficult, it was easy.
My favorite dishcloth pattern is located here; her blog is one of the best I read, by the way. I've made more of these than I can remember, and some are headed to the missions project.
Last year I blogged about finishing up projects (it's an on-going thing with me I guess), and this was one top I had dragged to countless retreats and just never seemed to finish. The top finally got finished and tucked away last year. It went to the quilter's over the winter, finally got bound, and is being used.
So there you have it - my six and a half month vacation in a nutshell! In some ways it was really nice to have all this time to myself, I have to admit; but I started to get itchy to work these past few weeks. Thank you to everyone to sent a kind comment or email and mentioned praying that something would come up for me. I am amazed at this new opportunity that has been handed to me, and I am so excited for it. In October when I was told that my job was eliminated, the HR manager said to me that he had been in my position years ago. He added that things worked out for him and that he ended up in a better job. I heard that a lot from others during this time off. You know what, it really did turn out that way for me. That's why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good. Romans 8:20, The Message