Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Hayley's Nantucket Tank Top

Since we returned from vacation I haven't really posted anything in here. And the whole idea is that not only would this blog show our vacation but it would be my knitting blog as well. So what have I been knitting you ask? Well, thanks for asking. I finished off the lace ribbon scarf that I knit in Sirdar Baby Bamboo. I still need to block it and just haven't been in much of a hurry to do so since returning from vacation. Call it it me being lazy. I finished Hayley's Nantucket Tank and it fit!! I'm really happy with this one. It was my first attempt at cables and my first totally finished piece of clothing. Yes I've done hats, mitts and scarfs but the only other piece of clothing was the sad hoodie that sits in a bag begging to be seamed together. I guess I haven't been too anxious to finish it because I know it's so baggy that Hayley won't probably wear it now. Those were the old days where she wore clothes big enough for someone twice her size. Back to the tank, the first part was a dream and when I got to the part where I was working two balls of yarn I struggled a bit. I don't always read instructions correctly. I question and read between the lines instead of just doing it a personal defect. I did a bit of tinking on the top part but in the end I think it turned out pretty great. It fit Hayley perfectly. Her bra straps show at the back but she didn't seem to mind this. And I think she could wear another top under it.
Enjoy the picture.

Monday, August 11, 2008

This is really just a rant!

One of my co-workers said they were going to go home and write something on what Pay and Progression has done for them. So I thought I'd write a few comments as well. Pay and Progression now says no one can stay in a role longer than 4 years. I've been in my current role and feel more than ready to do something new. I'm not learning anything at this point so to do something new and learn again would be welcome. Unfortunately, having applied for a new role I was told that I can't leave at least for the next six months. My fear is that after six months all the roles coming up in my pay level will be filled and I'll be homeless. Sure the rating system worked in my favour and I was rated a 1 or Top Performer but I can't take that to the bank. I really want to continue to work my hardest and give it my best and all that crap but I'm starting to get jaded like all those around me. One of the joys of working for one of the largest corporations in the world.