Sunday, July 29, 2007

Only Lily Tomlin has more Phone

Yes folks, you know this tune. We've been humming it for weeks now. It's the we'll call you by the end of next week song. Star of stage and cinema! But what's this? An email from Denver? Kathy is next on their list of people to call to hire? Can't help but wonder how Denver will react should they learn Kathy's is a lot more expensive now than she was when they first started stringing her along.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

It's Done!

No longer merely Pi in the sky... my Pi Shawl now reaches the sky!
We had to finally take it outside to finish the blocking process as there was nowhere inside to keep this petite little key fob-like bit O' Frippery

Waiting for the Phone to Ring ..... Again

Kathy got back from her interview in Rochester last night. They seemed to like how she could fit into the team and the new extra skills she would be bringing to the job. They told her she is on the short list for the job, although if you take everything they told it sounds like a short list of one.

Oh, and they gave her nice parting gifts. Nice ones.. a ceramic coffee mug with the company logo on it, A really nice laser etched acrylic slab-like desk award thingees .... you know what I mean, they take a slab of pure clear acrylic and laser etch an achievement of some sort into the back of it show it shows thru the front. It's about 3 inches high and 4 inches wide and celebrates one of the company's big mile-stones. Oh and an item from the company's product line. To me this says they ARE going to hire her. Why would a company give you a permanent item with their name on it for her to look at every morning if they were NOT going to hire her. To rub it in each morning with her coffee that they didn't want her? I don't think so.

Anyway, she is supposed to hear by the middle of next week, but Kathy thinks she will hear sooner. Oh and because she didn't get to meet with HR while she was there due to scheduling conflicts and her flight home being so early in the day, they will be calling her probably today or tomorrow.

Please feel free to comment.... have any of you ever heard of parting gifts at a job interview?

In other news.... The Pi Shawl is off the needles! Will be working on getting it onto the stretcher frame today and will get pics then

Monday, July 23, 2007

Lookit What The House Elves Found....

Must finish book then start socks.... must finish book......

Friday, July 20, 2007

Word from Denver

Well, Kathy was finally able to get the ppl in Denver to give her a fairly straight answer... not a good answer, but at least now we know. Bleh!
However, it looks like instead of Denver, we will be moving to Rochester NY.
Neither one of us know a thing about Rochester, so I guess I get to do serious research every time I sit down for a minute between mad packing of boxes.
Of course, Rochester means cold... which means more knitting!
thicker socks, and actual sweaters to wear woohoo!

More later

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Sock Swap Questionnaire

Hogwarts Sock Swap Questionnaire

1. What Hogwarts house have you been sorted into?

2. Shoe size?
9.5 or 10 depending on shoe style
40 or 41 european

3. Foot Length?
10 inches

4. Foot Circumference?
10" at ball and at arch
12.5 " ankle to instep with toes pointed

5. List your three favorite double-point needle brands, including size and length.
a. Knit Picks 6" size US 0
b. Crystal Palace 6" US 0 or US 1
c. Tried Bryson's... didn't like them at all
6. Would you like to try a new brand needle? If so, which brand? Size? Length?
Would love to try Brittany's some day any size from 0 to 3

7. If you are a RAVENCLAW, do you prefer the colors in the film or the book? Do you have a strong preference?

8. Allergies? Do you have any? Will your knitting be exposed to smoke or animals?
no allergies, learned to knit to stop smoking 5 months ago, so no smoke worries... we DO have small poodles... while most ppl consider them to be hypo-allergenic, it is still worth mentioning.

9. Are you an international participant (outside US)? Are you willing to have an international Hogwarts Sock Pal?
I am in US, and am willing to have an international swap pal.

Hogwarts Sock Swap!

I get to knit socks and make stitch markers, and buy pressies.....
No idea who my swap pal will be yet, but there seem to be lots of First Years, so lots of sneak peeking ahead I'm sure.

Monday, July 16, 2007

GRRRrrrrr Still No Word

How can this be the 16th of July with still no firm answer as to whether or not they are going to hire Kathy or when they plan on doing it. Her first phone interview was 2 months ago today.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Pi Shawl's Progress

Here we sit finally beginning to dry out a bit, no rain the past 2 days. The puppies splash thru the backyard still, but it's getting better.

My Pi shawl is coming along nicely. I got so wrapped up in worrying would I be able to do a lace project in 1 month, and then with all the cast-on problems, I have done little this past week other than work on my shawl.

So now I have gotten far enough along to be able to think about getting other things finished. Like finishing the pics of my stash for my Ravelry account... and I am dieing to do some socks or mittens. Not to mention all the shawls, scarves, and socks I have queued LOL.

More later today about the Denver situation.