Saturday, August 16, 2008

I didn't get the job :-(

But, I acquitted myself well at the interview, apparently, and my presentation was perfectly presentable. There was a lot of competition for the post and the person who got the job had already done something similar at Band 7, so had more experience than me. There's a certain amount of relief as well as disappointment. Thanks for all your well wishes -

Never mind: at least I can get back to my knitting now!

I've learned how to do a moebius cast on (as made famous by Cat Bordhi) for Prickle this morning for the Ravelympics COWL JUMP - I'm knitting the cowl in my handspun 3ply. Now this I CAN do:
And I've started the second toe up sock in Yarn Yard sock wool - it's working out really well... Just look at those lovely stripes on the sole. Do you think I'll have enough of the solid colour yarn to finish the second sock? And finally - just look at this gorgeous silk/merino mix roving from Yarn Yard (do I detect a theme here?) - I've divided the fibre into short lengths of mostly green and then mostly blue to spin - I've spun and plyed up one little skein and I'm well into my second. But then I spotted this - (I learn sooo much fr0m hanging around on Ravelry) - and so can't wait to have a go at Navajo plying 'on the fly' for the remainder.

8 comments:

Pixie said...

Sorry you didn't get the job..

Your Prickle is looking gorgeous and I did the moebius cast on, a while back.. that was a art in its self lol

Love the socks and hope you have enough contrast yarn.. spinning beautiful colours and isn't that plying method neat.. got to try that.. next time.. may be!

ambermoggie said...

sorry about the job. I've just learnt the moebius cast on and made 3 cowls. It is fun watching it lengthen both ways:)

maylin said...

I am a great believer that what is meant to happen will happen so maybe t is for the best you didn't get the job - maybe thre is some hidden awfulness in it, like a megolamaniac boss or somethig. The knitting and spinning looks gorgeous and you are getting on much better with your olympic knitting than me! Thanks for sharing thply-on-the-fly technique it is so cool.

littlelixie said...

Sorry to hear that :( The roving must cheer you up a bit though - it's very lovely.

ra said...

sorry to hear you didn't get the job, they have no idea what they're missing!!!
You're getting on a storm with the spinning, I'm very impressed. I'm so sporadic with mine and then don't seem to have enough to actually make anything.

Rosie said...

How frustrating about the job (but I agree with Maylin: the universe wokrs in mysterious ways). all those yarns and projects look beautiful.

riggwelter said...

sorry to hear you didn't get the job.

I love the colour of those socks and Pickle is looking great, I haven't even dared venture into the mobius cast on!

fleegle said...

So sorry about the job. I hope the next one works out better.

On the other hand, the Prickle is exquisite, the socks are gorgeous, and the silk/merino is quality eye candy!

Love your beanie, too!

And yes, petting a baby tiger is a once-in-a-lifetime bliss fest.