Saturday, February 14, 2009

Lots of little things

I haven't fallen down a hole since my last update. Its just there's been a lot of little things keeping away.

First up I finished one of the knitting projects that I mentioned in my last post - my February Lady sweater in lovely New lanark aran yarn. This yarn is made fairly close to home, is cheap and its a lovely mix of blue and purple.

Blueberry FLS

Late last year I joined the Socktopus sock club and the first package arrived recently. The pattern this time is for a toe up sock which is something I've never tried. The first sock is done although the ankle is a little tight as my ankles are a little on the bigger side.

Om shanti sock 1

The yarn is Chameleon colorworks Evolution.

For the past week, most of my time has been taken up with the preparations for a job interview which I had on Friday. I had to prepare a presentation and do a ton of reading up for the post which would have been a promotion. Sadly I didn't get the job - I've been told that the candidate field was of a very standard and I was slightly under the required experience for the job. I've taken some solace from that as I really wasn't sure I would get an interview for the post in the first place. Still it would have been a good job. I have my eye on another vacancy though.

On a slightly more geeky note, I've been spending a bit of time spring cleaning and upgrading my computer in the past few weeks so I now have a shiny new operating system to use, OS X Leopard plus a nice tidy computer which has all its files backed up. I've also joined the Twitter bandwagon today, largely just to see what its like.

I reached another milestone in my ongoing health and fitness plan today - I have now lost 3 stone/42 lbs/19 kgs in weight since I started working out in August 2007. I didn't really start the whole thing for anything other than working on helping my back originally so the loss in weight is a great side effect. Plus in what was a total surprise to me, I actually enjoy going to the gym and the way it makes me feel. Not something I would have said 2 years ago.


Von said...

Hi Paula,
I've been trying out Twitter too. I'll follow you if you send me your twitter name. :)

Congrats on your weight loss. I really need to get back into the habit of stopping by my gym.

Yoyo said...

The little purple sweater is just darling!! I almost envy you your new operating system, I need to upgrade to but I love my Tiger and just not sure if I 'want' to spend the time learning leopard, let us know if you like it.

Sheila said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and fingers crossed for your next interview. Love the colour of the sweater... very nice :)

karenv said...

Congratulations on your weight loss Paula, that's a fantastic achievement! Good luck on the job-hunting front, I'm sure you'll get something soon :)

Kathleen said...

That's a pity about the job, I was thinking about you this week trying to remember when it was.
Your first sock is lovely and I hope the second can be fudged a little for that perfect fit.
Congrats on your milestone. x K

Lindsay said...

Love the sock but then I am obsessed with me, LOL. Congrats on the weight loss

Joyus said...

Huge congratulations on the weight loss, it's fantastic.

Lovely knitting too :D

Cindy said...

Your sweater is beautiful - love the color :)

Congratulations on your weight loss success!!

tintocktap said...

Gorgeous cardi - I love the colour - and the yarn is from my neck of the woods - yay! I love the sock too - I really need to have a go at socks - I spend so much time procrastinating! Well done on the weight loss too - that's fantastic and I'm very envious!

MysteryKnitter said...

Lovely cardi!
I am happy you have lost some weight too. I hope it helps with the health worries.