Here’s the weird thing: I haven’t really missed blogging, and I think I know why. I was doing a job interview recently and he asked about the blog and the knitting, if it was professional or fun, and I said I started it when I started knitting because I was looking for a community. I wanted to find my people. And, well, now I have. I have my wonderful fabulous knitting friends that I’ve found through this blog, and through those friends, and I have my work knitting friends, and maybe that’s what I needed and now the blog isn’t as critical for me. Of course, there’s also the fact that life and work has been super crazy and stressful the last few months and I haven’t had the time or energy. But I wanted to close out the year with a final FO post, and we’ll see what happens going forward.
But first, yeah, I mentioned job interview — I got a new job! I’m going to be a writer on an internal communications team of a regional bank chain, and I’m so excited. It feels fantastic for my career to become more closely aligned with what I love and what I’m best at. There were a lot of people at my old company that I’m sad to leave, and I’m grateful for all the opportunities I got there, but I’m very ready to move on … as soon as I know for sure I don’t have COVID. Because of course there are people who have symptoms and don’t say anything and don’t stay home, I’ve had a potential exposure and I woke up today with congestion and a headache. I’m vaccinated and boosted but I want to be cautious so instead of starting my new job on Monday, I’ll be starting the next week. NOT at all how I wanted to start with a new company, but it can’t be helped, and I’m glad they’re taking precautions to avoid future exposures. It also means I’m missing my sister’s wedding on Sunday and that sucks a whole heck of a lot. You can imagine how I’m feeling about that, and you’d probably be right. Better to miss it out of extra caution than infect anyone there. (Which is what everyone should do and if they did then maybe I wouldn’t be missing my sister’s wedding!!)
There’s no possible way I could catch you up on everything that’s happened in the last three months so I’ll just share my most recent finished object, the last one of the year. This is the Paramellowgram by Christine Parker. (That’s the Etsy link but it’s on Rav too.)
Isn’t it fabulous? I did mess up a little bit, and only did 10 rows of gray on each side instead of 20, so I blocked it out as wide as possible and I think it will work well as a wrap. I’m in love with the colors. I used two sets of the Capitol Rainbow minis from Marianated Yarns, plus a gray from LoloDidIt and a black whose brand I can’t remember.
Happy New Year, friends. Here’s hoping 2022 is a good one. And please, vaccinated or not, if you’re experiencing ANY symptoms of illness, please stay home if at all possible!