Thursday, July 26, 2007

A sneak peak!

At last! Some knitting to share. I have been working on a blanket by Marie Grace Designs. Rhonda just finished this blanket for Samantha, it's the one that starts at the center on four needles and eventually you change to circulars. It's knit around in a circle and you end up with a square at the end, amazing!!! :-)

I haven't be able to work on it for a few days because I'm still trying to figure out why I have 100 stitches in between one set markers and all the rest have 101 (which is what they all should have), maybe I missed an increase or something. It's frustrating though because I just want to work on the damn thing, the pattern is one of those addictive ones.
There's something about knitting in the round that seems to make it progress quicker too....

I have some good news to share....

Remember back in January when I posted about my DH getting permanently laid off from his job of 5 years? Well, all these months he's been on EI, trying to get government help to go back to school. The process of it all is quite a lengthy one (some may get frustrated during) because he started his mission back in March and it stuck with it. He finally got a call last week saying they will cover the cost of the program he wants to take, yay!!!! He's going to get his A-Z truck license and no, this does not necessarily mean he will be on the road all the time, there is alot of option available in this field because there is such a demand for drivers. I'm so proud of him, all I wanted him to do was find a job that he could enjoy instead of going back to some stinky factory to be miserable for a lifetime or to get laid off again the way manufacturing is going these days. If all goes well, he should be starting school on Monday or the next Monday after. It's a 6 week program and he should be working by September (hopefully). :-)
If you're a Canadian citizen, unemployed, on EI and going through the motions of trying to get help to go back to school, my advise to you it to just stick with it. It does happen for some so just tough it out, even when you're frustrated and it is not looking hopeful. It just takes time, unfortunately a long time.
Well, that's it for now. Everyone enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, July 6, 2007

Wow Samantha, I have been a slacker. Geeezz!! It's been over a month since I've posted anything. My excuse is ligit, I've been working ALOT these days (5 days a week) and spending alot of time outdoors and we also bought a pool pass for the family.

I have no fun knitting content as of late to show, so instead I'll post some fun pictures from our long weekend in Owen Sound. Most of these pictures were taken a place called Story Book Park just outside of Owen Sound. Ahh, childhood nostalgia

My sister is expecting again in January, so I will have baby knits to show for very shortly. I'm very excited about this news because I have never knit a blanket before, so oohh boy is it ever gonna happen. At the end of July, early August we should know the gender and that's when the fun is really going to begin. (I want a niece, girls are fun to knit for).