16 Apr

Thanks so much to everyone who responded to my job woes with well wishes and stories of their own.  It really helped me out of my sadness a little bit.  I am angry, but I feel that’s healthy too right now.  I am trying to think about the future, and about what I want from life.   I have been neglecting some of the things in my life that I love, and that isn’t what I want… I’m just not certain how to fix things.  I hate working so many jobs, even though the hours aren’t terrible.   I want to rearrange my schedule so that I have less hopping around from job to job on the same day.  Hopefully the coming months will seem brighter!

I have managed to knit some more… but I’m still on the endless sleeve rows of the cardigan.

It takes about 12 minutes to do one row right now, but it’s getting there!  The size is about a 35″ bust, and I hope that’s enough ease for this sweater style.

Thank you all again… you don’t know how all the comments and stories helped me out!

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14 Responses to “Thanks!”

  1. Christina April 16, 2009 at 4:57 pm #

    First of all, the sweater is coming out beautifully! It reminds me of cherry blossoms which is perfect for spring.

    As for the job situation, sometimes these sort of things truly are blessings in disguise. I once had to quit my job and was left without an income but I ended up returning to college and completing my degree (and now I’m working on the next degree up!) so while at the time, I was scared out of my mind about what would happen, it really was the best thing for me in the long run. I know something good will come out of this whole situation for you even if it seems rather frustrating and depressing right now. Keep your chin up and remember that everything will be okay.

  2. Gale April 16, 2009 at 6:23 pm #

    Being cut back or cut out entirely is always difficult. It’s happened to me twice, and each time I embarked on a new and rich journey. Hopefully the same will happen for you. The sweater looks great by the way.

  3. Connie April 16, 2009 at 6:45 pm #

    Yes, the sleeves rows seem neverending which is part of the reason I made them 3/4 sleeves! ;) The other reason is that with dolman sleeves, sometimes it’s hard to figure out where it will end up; so full length sleeves can be a bit of a gamble…

  4. wendy April 16, 2009 at 7:08 pm #

    I am sorry to hear about you being cut back. {{{hugs}}}
    Iam glad to see you posting again..i was getting worried about you! Take care of you and happy to be reading your blog again:)

  5. Anna April 16, 2009 at 9:17 pm #

    Please have faith that everything will work out for the best with your job situation. My sister who taught me to knit is also a working musician. She teaches choir in a junior high school during the week and is a church organist (and right now after all the Lent and Easter services she is pretty darn tired). Teaching junior high choir was not her first career and I don’t think she ever thought about it as a career choice until she started doing it to make ends meet. I know that now she finds it very rewarding to make a difference in her kid’s lives. Sometimes there are silver linings and I hope your silver lining arrives soon.

    Best wishes,

  6. JoAnn April 16, 2009 at 9:46 pm #

    Your sweater is very unique looking – I really like the color.

    I hope things work out for you – they always do in one way or another.

  7. Maureen April 17, 2009 at 4:47 am #

    Ooh, the bubble wrap is coming out lovely! I’m glad you’re feeling better! :)

  8. Debbie April 17, 2009 at 8:23 am #

    I am so glad you sound better today, I wanted to write but didn’t have the time, sorry. This is such a difficult time for so many people, so many lay offs and cut backs. My daughter came home in tears with a similar situation. Thankfully she is better now and you will be too. The weather is getting nicer and you now have a little more time to enjoy it.

  9. Chandi April 17, 2009 at 8:31 am #

    The pink sweater is looking gorgeous~! I still can’t picture myself actually making a sweater like this, as it seems so daunting to me, but maybe someday I’ll nerve up.

    Pink is currently my favorite color and that shade you have chosen looks gorgeous! I love the pattern too…

    Things will work out! They always do…

  10. robin April 17, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Really loving the cardigan! That stitch pattern shows up so nicely on the pink yarn.

  11. V April 17, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    I came across your blog not too long ago, and I must say, I am envious of your talent. I love all your projects. Am curious though… how many hours do you knit? I’m thinking, it’ll take me a life time to tackle what you tackle in one year :-)

  12. Nancy April 17, 2009 at 7:02 pm #

    RE Job Hopping: The one good thing about job hopping is that you don’t have to pick out as many outfits (which for me is often a long painful process). When I worked at two places in the past, I would actually hang up the outfit, accessories and all, that I wore to say, job A on Tuesday, and then wear the exact same thing to job B on Thursday. I just had to make really, really sure I wasn’t going to be seeing anyone at job B that worked at job A.

  13. 2BSewing April 18, 2009 at 8:56 am #

    Love the color of your sweater. It’s going to be gorgeous.

    I was recently laid off from my job from a company that I had worked for 10 years. While feeling a different stress, it’s actually a blessing for me. I now work part time at my LYS. I’m also planning on teaching sewing classes at my sewing machine dealer. Whatever hours are left, will be used for planning the next stage of my life.

    My DH says as long as I am happy, he’s happy. Hubbies are great source for strength and encouragement. Prayers being sent your way. :)

  14. Amanda April 18, 2009 at 10:36 am #

    I cant wait to see the finished sweater, Ive been stalking your progress.

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