Thursday, January 14, 2010

Got A Sock Head?

I do! I do! I finished up my Sockhead hat a few days ago and even wore it out into a cold chilly night. Was it the best choice for that night? Nope. But I looked fabulous sporting this warm colored cheery hat. The colorway name of Terracota is absolutely perfect. It reminds me of places like Arizona. Much warmer places than what we are experiencing right now.

Pattern: Sockhead Hat
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock; Colorway - Terracota
Needles: Knit Picks Fixed Size 2.5
Started: January 7, 2010
Finished: February 9, 2010
Mods: You are suppose to knit 4" of ribbing and then 9" of stockinette. The completed hat would be 14". I decided I didn't want a ton of excess hat at the top of my head so I did a combined total of 9" for the ribbing and stockinette. After the completed decreases my hat measure 10". I am totally pleased with that.

There was even enough yarn left over that I am in the process of knitting a matching cowl. I love this color of yarn so much that I even want to get more of it in a heavy yarn to make a vest or something. Of course, that will wait until I have a job and have knitted more of my stash. I can't justify the purchase until some of what I already own is out of the bins and on my body.

Job Search Update. I mentioned not too long ago that I had a meeting with a temp agency about a possible long term temp position within an Investment Bank. I had met with the agency and was waiting to hear about the next step of the client wanting to meet with me. On Friday I was told they did and last night I went in to take their skills test. It was basically putting together a presentation.

I was nervous. You know when you haven't used your skills in awhile they tend to go south until called upon again. Then you are a bit rusty because the dust needs to be knocked off. The test involved some tricky excel graphing and fortunately I was able to recognize what needed to be done. The test took 3 hours and I was there from 6p to 9p. I left mentally exhausted but feeling hopeful. I should hopefully find out next week if I got the job. The agency told me the client tends to take their time. I still have unemployment money coming my way so I still have time. I also know that there is another person that is trying to get the same position. The agency told me that his skills were stronger than mine but my personality won hands down and that is something the client takes into consideration as well. So we'll see.


  1. Fingers crossed that you get the job!!! Sockhead looks awesome. I made a beret from Malabrigo sock yarn & it is not the warmest yarn for this arctic weather. Perfect for late March chill. Love the color too!

  2. A lot of times personality will trump excess skills. Especially since you have the skills they are looking for! I get you on the rusty thing. I would hate to see what would happen if I tried going back to IT right now. :-P

  3. The sockhead hat looks great and great on you!