Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Twenty Ten

A New Year. A New Decade. I truly hope that 2010 is a good year for us all. I am certainly going to try and be positive about everything. It's been tough not having a job for the past 10 months. I've realized just how little I can survive on in the cash department. It's been hard having to say no to lots of things - and have felt a little guilt when I have said yes.

I felt a little hope going into the new year as I had an agency call me on the 28th in regards to a possible job (not permanent but long term temp). I eagerly went into the agency on the 29th. Passed all the little tests with flying colors. Was told they would pass my resume onto the client and would get back to me in regards to going in for the interview and client skills test. It's been a week. We'll see.

I did however finish knitting a pair of socks last night and it's only the 6th day of January! I guess I'm starting off my knitting really well this year. I know I didn't get as much completed last year as I had wanted (and from the looks around blog land, I think I am not alone), but am happy I finished 2009 out strong. Here's to carrying that into the new year!!!

Now my first 2010 FO:

Pattern: Froot Loop (Spring 2008 Knitty)
Yarn: Gypsy Girl Creations (1.5 skeins)
Needles: Knit Picks Circs Size 2 and 1.5
Started: June 29, 2009
Finished: January 5, 2010

As I look at the pictures of these socks I can't help but think that I have another pair of "Zebra with a bad sunburn" socks. My Saucy socks from 2008 were dubbed that by my sis. It's ok though. I still love 'em. I got this yarn from Kim after I spotted it in a picture from her "Flash My Stash" post. Did I pick the right pattern to go with this yarn? Probably not. That's ok too. I still have a 2010 FO!!!!!!

As to what I plan on knitting this year I am not 100% positive. I did go through my queue on Ravelry to see in there what I still wanted to make. I have a nice list of sweaters, hats, socks, shawls, mittens and vests. I will choose items to knit from my master list using the stash yarn I already have set aside for since I don't have extra cash right now. I might even actually already have a project going that I started in December. ;-)


  1. Happy New Year! Awesome socks! I think I could probably see your feet from space in those wonderfully retina searing socks!

  2. Potential unemployment is a good reason to have a stash! Let all who bash the stash behold! I hope things work out for you. Happy New Year!

  3. Those socks are great!

    And I know you will just ROCK 2010!

  4. You knit those socks in one night?! Here's hoping that 2010 brings you a job. I know that 2009 wasn't all that bad despite your struggles, you met DB and made some beautiful things. Lucky in love...

  5. I was thinking zebra stuck in the '80s, but in a good way. :-) I spent a good amount of time unemployed in '03 and '04 before I finally got a temp job. It ended up leading to another temp job with the same company before I had to move again. Just keep knitting away to keep your sanity and I'll be rooting for you!

  6. I turned the brightness down on my monitor so viewing these adorable socks are easier on the eyes, lol! Hoping for a job break-through for ya real soon.

  7. Happy New Year and best wishes on the job front!

  8. AND those are lovely and brilliantly pink socks! :D