Wednesday, June 15, 2011

History Repeating Itself?

Thank you all for your comments on my last post! It is so nice to see that so many of you faithfully kept me in your blog readers where I just popped up. I will admit to going through my Google reader once a year or so and clearing out any blogs that haven't posted in a year so I am happy to see that most of you are not as anal as I am about clutter (virtual or otherwise). Remember, you still have until Friday to comment on that post for a chance to win some yarn.

I also have to add that I tried to reply to all of the comments, so if you did not receive an email reply it's because Blogger does not collect email addresses and I have no way to reach you back if you don't list your email address on your blog or web page. I went searching for each and every one. I apologize if I was not able to get to everyone, but thank you for saying hello anyway.

In my last post I mentioned that I had no idea why Berroco named their Flicker colorway 'Siegfried'. Commenter WillyG said that it reminded him of a character from Wagner's Ring Cycle, so I looked it up along with other Flicker colorway names. Alas, it was not Wagner. But, a quick search of some of the more unusual names directed me straight to the character list from Swan Lake, which is apparently where all the Flicker colorway names are pulled from. Thank you, WillyG, for pointing me in the right direction while simultaneously allowing me to reveal my ignorance of famous ballet character names.

Before I re-started this blog, I made a joke that as soon as I started blogging again I would magically get hired for a great job and be too busy to keep it up. As fate would have it, the very next morning I woke up to find an email(!) inviting me to an interview for a job to which I applied ages ago. The interview is not until early July and the HR rep I spoke with was very unhelpful so I don't have many details, but if anything comes out of it I will be sure to let you know. It is only a part time job, but it is in an area of interest for me so I will keep you posted.

In the meantime, I am going out of town for a week to visit my family in MN. I haven't been back for a year and a half so I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. I am also looking forward to some thunderstorms. It's been several years since I've been able to enjoy a good thunder and lightning display. Two days after I return home, The Brain and I are moving to a new apartment. I'll be sure to keep you posted as I try to cram 1400sf worth of stuff into 1000sf with no storage. Word of the month: PURGE!!!

Once again, this post has been brought to you by random FO shots.


Nicholas said...

That Lizard Ridge is definitely a thing of beauty - nicely done!

Good luck at the interview and with the purging. I'm moving in the next few weeks (ah! two! umm...) so I've been purging like a mad man...

WillyG said...

I'm just as ignorant of a famous ballet as you were, haha! Thanks for the edumacation!

I'm happy to finally see that Lizard Ridge...that was a long time in coming! :) It's lovely.

Yarndude said...

Wow, another blog post! And so soon after the last one... you're on a roll! And I can't believe that you had been blogging for A DAY and you got an interview. You really did predict the future! And the forecast for St. Paul looks like you'll have lots of great chances to soak up the storms. :)

Jacey said...

Ooh, I hope the interview works out! I hope you have a fun trip home, too!

Anonymous said...

Yuck, I hate moving. Moving is okay, I hate the purging and the packing. But you aren't a hoarder so you'll do fine.

They will see the smile, laugh once and you'll have the job. It's in the bag.

Linda (the one that isn't Johnny)

Cookie said...

Fabulous knitting!

I was thinking of Roy when you mentioned that color name, so don't feel too badly. ;^)

Have a wonderful safe trip!


Anonymous said...

I've missed your blog- so glad to see that you're doing well! I'm a bit of a lurker but I always read ya. ;) Good luck with the interview, and safe travels!

Hilary said...

I'm sorry for taking five years to comment, but I am still here and still reading and I'm glad to see you back here! Good luck with your new job opportunity -- I'm sure you'll knock 'em dead at the interview!

Also, your latest knits are pretty amazing. The circular lace shawl?? Wowza.