I just got off a phone call with a recruiter for a job. It is probably a good job, but I will never know. I turned it down when I heard two things “finance” and “50% travel”. One of those would have probably done it for me, but both? No chance. I am not in a position where I can just turn down chances at jobs. I have been out of a job for over 5 months and every month I don’t have a job, money is coming out of our savings account to pay for our bills. What does this have to do with cleaning house? I am in the process of cleaning my mental house – sweeping out the cobwebs and organizing my closets. Part of this cleaning is to realize that I am not just looking for a job, but I am looking for the right job. The right fit for me and for those in my life. Luckily, I do have two more interviews set up for the coming week. Each of these sound like a much better fit for what I am looking for.
Part 2 of Cleaning House involves cleaning my yarn stash. I have in my stash several skeins of some pretty bad yarn. It is much loved by many people and is very popular at the big box stores. However, it is not pleasant to knit with, it splits like nobody’s business, and the ends fray so badly that they must be knotted as soon as they are cut. I have about 12 skeins in 5 or 6 different colors – mostly blue and tan. It has been sitting in my stash for over a year, bothering me because I didn’t want to knit it and couldn’t figure out what to do with it. I saw a pattern online yesterday for a blanket made out of this same yarn. It is crocheted, so I pulled out a skein of yarn and started it. Guess what? It crochets up beautifully, quickly and easily! So I’m off to the races. I can clean out a dozen skeins of yarn that I don’t want to have in my stash any longer. Woo Hoo!
Today’s picture from tanglepatterns.com is String 010, link: http://tanglepatterns.com/2012/07/tanglepatterns-string-010.html