…keep a job

As of last week (actually, two weeks ago, but I had a week to appeal), I lost my job. I had been working at a library, but had run out of FMLA time and was still having to take days off sick. Unpaid, unapproved days off sick. So, I was fired. That said, since I’m not there, I have to find another way to begin earning free advanced reader copies (ARCs) of books. Upcoming posts will feature reviews of various ARCs and new books that catch my eye and I want someone (anyone?) to consider reading or running the other way from. I’ll also be experimenting in other revenue sources and posting about that, hopefully. No, don’t get concerned. I mean starting making soaps and lotions again- stuff like this. Nothing untoward because I’d probably screw up and get caught anyway 😉

Too wide, too short

So, this may look like a nice-ish leg warmer. It was supposed to be the aforementioned baby blanket. The 1 Year Late blanket. Well, it is close to 5 feet wide, 1 foot long. Oops. This is a…. table runner? Dresser cover? Big Craft Fail that has to be frogged (taken apart) and started over again? Yep. That last. I’ve taken it apart and am now trying to figure out what to do (other than what my smarmy no-longer supervisor suggested, which is “just crochet it, it’s quicker!”)…

Not a Baby Blanket
Not a Baby Blanket

…knit a baby blanket

Just a small taste of what joy anyone who knows me is in for: I have difficulty finishing projects. Not only do they get left partially completed for years, they may be restarted eleventy billion times. Case in point: a baby blanket for my friend. Her most recent bundle of poop joy was born last November. I’m currently knitting it for the 6th (7th?) time. This time last time, I had run out of yarn about 20 rows from “done.” Twenty. Fragging. Rows.

Back to stitch one.