About ten days ago I went for a job interview,which was quite a nerve-wracking experience to say the least! I have been unemployed for almost eighteen months and although I have been continually job-hunting,mainly applying online and then following up with telephone calls,not to mention a fair bit of cold calling, this was my first job interview in a long time! I had applied for a medical receptionist position at a specialist practice and during the course of the interview was asked whether I had done much audio typing,as they have a large volume of correspondence;I had to be honest and admit that while I was accustomed to typing,I had no experience of audio typing.At the end of the interview I was told that I would be contacted soon and on Friday I received an email informing me that I had not been successful,which didn't upset me as much as I thought it would.
I have also applied for a position at a local GP practice and the practice manager rang me on Thursday to say that she would contact me soon to arrange an interview; I am hoping that it will be some time during the coming week,but at this stage it's a case of 'wait and see.'
On a lighter note,I am enjoying working on my feather and fan cowl; it's an easy pattern, which makes it ideal TV knitting,so I'll definitely be working on it this evening when I watch the first long awaited episode of the third series of Downton Abbey!
My lacy jumper is coming on nicely - the back and both sleeves are done and I have made a start on the front. The lace repeats require a bit of concentration,but other than that,it's a fairly straightforward design.I am using stitch markers to separate the lacy pattern from the stocking stitch panels,which makes it easier for me to keep track of what I'm doing.
I cast on this pair of socks last weekend and started working on them while I was at my knitting group on Monday evening. The yarn is called Fortissima Mexiko and I just couldn't resist the lovely soft colours.