I'm done! Or rather I've decided to use the socks I made a couple of months ago. I've come to hate the pair that I was working on and have decided to bury them deep in the drawer of WIPs. I recently tried on the Shadow Box Sox made with Rowan's Calmer yarn and I find them deliciously comfortable. I would describe wearing these socks as soft, puffy marshmallows giving your feet endless hugs of love. So hopefully my sock pal will be pleased.
On the other knitting fronts, Igave in and bought a skein of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport yarn in Black Purl to make myself a pair of fingerless gloves. I found it on my favorite ebay store, Yarnbow. I really am pleased with their service: low shipping costs, fast shipping, and the product is always great.
I have also joined the legions of knitters giving crochet another try with Stitch 'N Bitch's Happy Hooker. So far I feel completely inept and utterly clumsy. I have managed to figure out how to do a chain of stitches, but am unable to make single crochet stitches into that chain.
The dog sweater is nearly done and should be off in the mail tomorrow or Wednesday (depending on when I can get to the post office).
And some good news: I've finally gotten some results from my job search. I've received a call to schedule an interview for a summer school job working with moderately/severe disabled students. It is a 20 day job and will cover my rent for three months!!! I'm hoping and sort of confident that I can get this job; I've loads of experience teaching almost all levels 1st grade through college seniors. However, I've never worked with disabled students.
As for my first Incomplete paper that I need to finish this semester: I've 15 pagesof the necessary 20! Almost there and then on to the next incomplete. For that paper, I'll be using Nietzsche to look at Toni Morrison's Sula. This one will be a lot more challenging for at least a couple of reasons: 1) I am going to have to do some major re-reading and re-comprehending of a few of Nietzsche's works; and 2) the teacher's a hard-core grader. Luckily, I have actually read Sula at least 8 times.