I talked with my friend, who also works at my now former workplace, and he was very supportive of me. He told me that one of the other salesmen was really angry about my being "let go". They want to talk to the management and the new president (who comes on board there this week). I'm not sure that anything would come of it, but it feels good to know that people appreciated me there.
On to happier things... I haven't posted much knitting lately, but I have been knitting. So, I present, a WIP parade.
1. (not so) Beaded Cami
Pattern: Beaded Cami from Black Dog Designs.
Yarn: Paton's Grace in Azure
I'm not adding beads and I am knitting in the round, but other than that, I've been following the pattern so far. I'm almost at the point where I would bind off stitches to do the top portion.
2. Dollar and a Half Cardigan
Pattern: Dollar and a Half Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2007
Yarn: Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in Taupe
I'm halfway through the second front piece but I've
3. Mystery Top
Pattern: "Mystery" mostly because I'm making it up as I go.
Yarn: Recycled from a thrift store sweater. I think it was a blend of linen and cotton, but I don't have the tags anymore.
I'm about 4 inches into the project and I'm trying to decide what to do at this point.
And, a finished object!
Lace chemo hat.
Pattern: accidentally adapted from the Lace Edged Women's Hat at Head Huggers.
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in a yellow-green
I accidentally modified the pattern when I knit 4 extra repeats of the lace pattern due to not really reading the pattern thoroughly.... I like how it turned out though.
I knit this for my mom. It started out as a Shedir (from Knitty) but I discovered that, while I love the Shedir pattern, I HATE cabling with a stretchy yarn. So, rather than be frustrated with the project I decided to frog and do a lace hat. I'm not sure if Mom will want to use it, but I've been feeling a bit helpless about her condition and making things for her is at least a tangible way I can deal with it.
I have a few sewing pictures to share with you tomorrow. Thanks again for the long-distance support everyone!