The official beginning of summer in Michigan is not for another couple weeks but already I'm feeling the vibes of a lazy summer. I did not knit much this past weekend because the sun was so beautiful and the weather was so warm. Last week, however, I did have some knitty encounters. Let me explain:
On Wednesday I went to the local supermarket to pay my rent to my landlord. I bought my socks to keep me busy as I waited for him. Suddenly these 2 women walked towards me and ask me if they could examine my sock. I said, "Sure!" Turns out that they were knitters too and we exchanged e-mail addresses because they were apart of a knitting group! They asked me if I could show them how to make the socks and I said okay. So you know what this means? I now have a support group of people who are just as fanatical about knitting as I am. No more knitting alone or going to Stitches Midwest by myself (I did that last year). I'll tell you all about it when it happens.
This is not quite as knitty but I have to tell you guys about this. When I paid my rent on Wednesday my landlord asked me what my plans were for the future. I told him I wanted to work with Spanish speakers and he told me that he knew someone that may need my skills. Thursday I made some phone calls and filled up even more applications online. Friday I dropped my resume off at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN and even got a phone call from the World Headquaters of Whirlpool Corporation.
What does this have to do with knitting, you ask? Well the sooner I get a better paying job, the more money I will make. It seems to me that I am so focused on getting a new job that I'm not relaxed enough to pick up some needles and knit. However, I am positive that this trial in my life will be over soon so long as I keep at it till I get the results I want.
I gifted my friend the socks she asked for way back in March. She absolutely loved them. I was glad she finally got them. She, another friend of mine, my boyfriend and I also played a card game called Dutch Blitz and watched the hockey game, in which the Ottawa Senators beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-3 (my boyfriend put me up on American Football, now I must learn about Hockey). We laughed and ate fries. It was a grand night.
Last post I got a message from Deborah, a Jamaican lady living in Michigan. She told me alot about herself but I would like to know more about her. If you are reading this, Deborah, please send me a message at my e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell me a bit more about who you are. Please do not forget to answer this question: If you were born in Jamaica, how did you end up in Michigan?
That's all for now. I know it's getting warmer and all you want to do is go outside and play. However, I think for the sake of knitting blogs this summer, can we all promise ourselves to make at least 2 posts per week? That way we all know that we are all still alive!