Monday, March 31, 2008

A More Even Keel

So things at work are still hectic but have balanced out. I had my review on Friday and found out that despite the company's miserable standings, I received a raise and a "promotion". Now I know some of you are wondering why it's "promotion" and not just promotion. It's because I finally got the title that reflects the job I really do (Sr. Lead Application Developer) as opposed to the same title as just about everyone else in our IT group (IT Analyst) including the low man on the totem pole who's lucky if she can accomplish a task without messing up at least one step. So I guess this means an upward trend.

Now on to the knitting. I left off with a mostly finished Rocketry. Well I now have a finished Rocketry and Tulip. I've also worked with the leftovers from my kit to forge into a Tulip for my niece. I'm filling in where I need to. Look at the adorable buttons I found for Rocketry too. I love these buttons and have used them in the past. I love them so much, I'm willing to forgo knitting them in because the shank is the wrong direction and sew them on (GASP!!)

And Saturday was a wonderful day. We had soccer practice down at the Iceoplex. Unbeknownst to me, the Pens were also practicing there. They stopped over to say hi to Elder Celtings team after both practices finished. We even got to see Sid the Kid on his way out of the building. Before you ask, I had forgotten the camera at home. I could've screamed. So from that high, I ran over to Bloomin' Yarns which was right along the way. I had a falling down with yarn for my own Tulip. As you can see, I'm cranking along. I'm going to have to hold up though once I finish with that green (Goodluck Jade). The next color I'm using (November Muse) is on order and I have to wait for it to come in.

Saturday was so nice, we even took Ginger the Were-Beast out for a walk in South Park. For those of you not from the 'Burgh, South Park is famous for one thing... buffalos. They have a few and our walk is a meandering path that is great for the glutes and wears out the dog. See? But the coolest thing is that from along this path, you get a good view of the buffalo enclosure. I finally remembered the camera so I could show you our furry friends. I often wonder what they do with the fibers they collect from these guys. As a matter of fact, the Celtings and I have had discussions about the properties of various fibers and spinning prompted by buffalo sitings. :) It's nice to know that while I often think I'm a crappy parent, I must be doing something right. After all my kids are pretty well rounded from sports to spinning to Legos and video games.


DPUTiger said...

I grew up here and I had NO IDEA there were buffalo in South Park! And I'd say your kids were well-behaved in the store on Saturday! Especially when we started getting slammed! I love it when you sneak in on Saturdays :) And how cool you saw the Pens! :)

Teen Knit Rock said...

Same, no idea about the buffalos! NOTE TO CELTING QUEEN! BRING CAMERA EVERYWHERE YOU GO TO GET PICTURE OF PENS HOCKEY PLAYERS FOR TEEN KNIT ROCK!! :D haha-- I'm not sure if I'll be there on Friday- I HAVE to work-- too many people requested off, and I'm the only one... It stinks... but definately take pictures of your tulip- I'll keep looking on Ralvery too! :)