A Sheepish Little Blog.

Wool and whimsy in the frozen North.

a couple of weeks? April 27, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — knitbytes @ 7:41 pm
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We got back from Cory’s big interview up north yesterday evening. It went fairly well, all things considered. I ended up having a headache nearly the whole trip, so that put a damper on my mood, but otherwise it was nice. The interview was overall a positive experience, except for the part where they said they’d let him know if he’s hired or not in a couple of weeks. Yeah… we were both sort of hoping for a little earlier than that, considering how much hinges on their decision. :/

Anyway, here are the promised photos. I tried to capture the best of the town… it’s a bit industrial, dusty, run-down, but otherwise a nice little city.

This is the downtown area. Unfortunately (I assume due to the success of the local industry drawing in the big-box stores) a lot of the small, locally owned shops were closed or doing badly.

This was city hall- an old railway station. How cool is that old train?

This is Digi-Key, the place where Cory interviewed. It’s huge, especially compared to the rest of the town. (it’s also slanted? I blame headache.)

This is the teeny weeny little park that Carmen and I sat in while Cory was interviewing. I’m not sure what river that is (it’s either Thief River or Red Lake River) but it was certainly pretty. Seemed very clean. Have another river photo.

Nice, eh? There were several itty-bitty little parks like that along the river. Seemed like great places to knit or read a book.

Speaking of knitting- despite the headache, I did make a little bit of knitting progress. I’m making the Necco Wafer Hoodie for Cory’s nephew Owen, only in less garish colors. I think it’s turning out quite nicely. I’m doing the 18 month size (it’s for his 1st birthday, in June, and he’s quite small for his age), and I’m about 1/3 to maybe 1/2 done with the back.

I’m also planning to start a little present for my niece Lily’s birthday, and I finished my sister’s present (which I can’t show you until she gets it, of course).

Speaking of my sister, she’s officially announced that she and her husband are expecting their first baby! It’s due in early November, and I am so excited. So much tiny knitting to do!

Speaking of tiny knitting, if you have a few dollars to spare, want a chance at a LOT of yarn, and like adorable sweaters, pop by fiberfarm and enter the contest she’s holding. Even if you don’t win, you’ll get a sweet little pattern AND help a puppy in need.

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