Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Late to blog and look at this!

First, take a look at this picture, do you know what this is?

this is my son's knitting. He told me the other day that it was too hard so I said when we had a quiet moment I'd show him it's not so hard. he always steals my gauge swatches and uses them as GI Joe Fort/Cabin blankets in a log cabin my mom made for him. So he's making one of his very own. He's a little frustrated by the first stitch on row because it gets loose so I did cast on, first row to show him and the first two stitches of each row. But it's a very good start. And I've already heard "just a second, I'm finishing a row" And only one panic "MOM?!?" for dropped stitches (it's red heart, they kind of just sit there as long as you don't yank).

Ok, the job is going well so far. a lot of information and not a single soul that I know, but each day gets a little easier. I'm finding that my technical knowledge is very good for what they need, I'm able to explain to team members what is going on and have the existing employees nod approvingly. They decided to fill out the beginning of my team for me so I have three employees, or will officially have three within the next couple of weeks. Then in March I have to decide on more. One of the people on my team has actually been a contractor for years there and knows the business really well. He's very handy, plus he showed me where the coffee bar is inside the company so he's on today's favorite people list!

not much knitting aside from my son's. Way too busy and tired to do much. Started to do a chunky Mistake Rib scarf tonight to have something brainless but even that was too much at the moment. So I'm off to fall asleep!



Kelly said...

Go AJ go!

It will be a good way for him to relax. I find crocheting meditative. I hope he keeps it up.

LotusKnits said...

Way to get the kid to knit!

And yay for the coffee bar dude. Already winning points! Glad it's going well so far!

Suna said...

Great son knitting AND great news that the new job is OK. The first few weeks really can be overwhelming, so you are doing fine.