“Knitting is the saving of life.” ~ Virginia Woolf
I came across this quote in one of the varied knitting “e-newsletters” I get over the course of the week. The quote spoke volumes to me and caused me to look back over my span of “Knitting Days” which now number some two thousand two hundred six days or roughly there about. Back in September of 2004, I picked up some pointy sticks, taught myself to cast on and the rest is history.
An army of these beauties greeted my morning yesterday as I was heading off to work.
I have completed my first week of work and I really love it. There is a lot to learn, but I feel energized and excited to learn it all!
In case you are wondering what I am doing, I am spending my work hours at my veterinarian’s office… working where I have spent lots of time over the years and I absolutely love it.
On the knitting front, I have cast on a sweater from the latest Knitty and the weather was nice and cooperated with my efforts with a lovely cool down and relief from the recent and prolonged Triple H weather we have been experiencing! I have the body of the sweater done, and have started on the sleeves. I expect to have it done long before I need it to ward of the crisp chill of autumn.
I also have one last hurrah of summer to finish with this little number from Knitty as well. Moreover, this one has the added benefit of no sleeves, so I expect to complete my Emmaline shortly and I will cast on later today!
Have a great Tuesday everyone! Get out there and do something you enjoy doing!!
Once in a while a girl can buy herself flowers. These beauties came from the sale bin at Meijer’s.
In case you are wondering what the occasion might be…. I am very happy to announce that I have, at long last, found one single full time job!!
Have a nice night everyone!
Currently, there is not a 12-step program for addicts to fossil fuels but perhaps there should be.
Living in Michigan, I thought us immune to the danger of a catastrophe similar to the likes of the one that is decimating the Gulf of Mexico right now. Nor did I ever think that we needed to worry about an Exxon Valdez type calamity ever washing up on the shores of any of the Great Lakes.
Who knew that in my own back yard, an oil disaster was brewing?
Sometime earlier this week, an underground pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners released into Talmadge Creek some 840,000 gallons of oil. A drop in the bucket in comparison to the amount that spewed into the Gulf over the past months, however it is devastating to the fragile water Eco-system of West Michigan. This morning, Michigan Radio reported that already at least 50 geese have died and that the EPA is monitoring the toxicity of the area.
There has been sadly little in the news recently on education.
However, unemployment makes the headlines daily, and with good reason as a large portion of our citizenry is either unemployed or under-employed.
How little we think of unemployment and education being vitally important to each other…and then last week I came across an article about employment and a company’s woes as it tried to hire some 1300 people and their lament of only being able to find less than a hundred whom they could employ. Why, you ask? It is easy, less than 100 applicants could pass the simple 9th grade mathematics exam for employment! That is correct, Gentle Reader, they have some 1300 positions they are trying to fill but cannot find workers who are capable of doing the work because they cannot do 9th grade math!