This past Tuesday I picked up my degree. When I got home I framed it and placed it on this chair:
Then out of now where tears began to form in my eyes and I balled (cried) for 5 minutes straight. All this work for this piece of paper that represents the past 5 years of my life. It was overwhelming. It was spectacular. It was wonderful. Then reality hit: I GOT TO FIND A JOB FAST!!! So this past week I've been looking into jobs around my area for Spanish translators or customer service type jobs. I'm even willing to work for the newspaper because I do have alot of experience with that. The plan is to get paid more money as well put my degree to good use and find a job that I actually like. Wish me luck guys!
I'm not one to knit a pattern more than once, especially a sock pattern, but Cookie A. got it when she made these Pomatomus socks. Here is a finished pic of the first one:
The socks are for my friend, Berverly (the first "r" is silent) who also graduated with me more than 3 weeks ago. She's planning on going to Korea for a year to teach English. That should be fun! We went to Argentina together too so of course I taught her how to knit while we were down there. Unfortunately, she does not do it as much as she use to but I think one day she might pick it up, maybe when something stressful happens in her life or she simply has nothing better to do with her hands!
A pic of the second sock that will complete my personal pair of Pomatomus. The yarn is Trekking XXL in colorway # 103. I bought this skein last year at the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI. This is the second time I have worked with this yarn and it is a good value (about $13-$15 US for one skein makes one pair of female adult socks or 2 pairs of children socks). The yarn is cool because it has two strands that are colored differently so when the fabric is knitted up, you get a very interesting pallette that does not repeat very often if at all. I got it because the colors were so gorgeous. I believe that If I work on them for the next couple of days, it should be done by Memorial Day. We'll just have to see.
I have to admit that since I've returned to the USA, I've been feeling rather lathargic about my knitting. There are alot of things to be knit like socks for my boyfriend's aunt, socks for my granny, some sweaters for my twin nephews, etc. But there are also things I want to knit for myself like this sweater pattern I got in Argentina (sorry no pic yet) and some socks for this winter (yeah I try to prepare months in advance for things). Then there are things that I just want to knit because I like the experience of knitting them but they aren't gifts or stuff that I need like a hat (because if a gift needs to be given at some point in the future, it is already done) or a lace shawl (because it is something I have never done before). I've also been dying to dye some yarn (corny pun, I know) but have not found the time nor the right tutorial to school me on the process. I've even been thinking about picking up a cross stitch at WalMart or Michael's to do some old fashion hand work. Good thing we have a 3 day weekend coming up. I'll get my crafty fix soon.
That's all for now. Currently I'm in job search mode so if I'm not knitting, I'm on the web searching for jobs. Have a good weekend everyone and Happy Knitting!