New job, pretty yarn

Want to see my extravagant new yarn?

It’s two skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Silk & Merino DK, in Green Mountain Madness. It’s *deeply* gorgeous, and it feels amazing. Once I’m done admiring it in the skein, (and probably once the Olympics are over) it will become a clapotis. 🙂 So, you ask, what could have happened to the girl who usually tries to complete sweaters for less than $40, to have made her drop twice that for one lone scarf?

This is celebrational yarn, because I just signed a contract on a job that I’ve wanted for a long, long time! Some people do a fancy dinner out, some people buy expensive electronics, and I splurged on yarn. In two weeks, I’ll be starting as a Programmer Writer at Microsoft, and I think that’s worth of a bit of loveliness. Plus, I have a hunch that I’ll need a nice, easy pattern in a soft, pretty yarn to come home to — the learning curve for the first few weeks looks rather steep, and I sense my brain will appreciate the break. 🙂 So, cheers to dream jobs!

6 thoughts on “New job, pretty yarn”

  1. I absolutely love your new yarn – and your “new news” are even more fantastic, congrats to you! Now, that’s a great way to celebrate such things, buying yarn and going for the Clapotis! Good luck and a lot of fun with it, and of course also with your new job!

  2. Your creativity and writing skill are a great match for your new job. While you invest in yarn, I think I’ll look at Micrsoft stock.

  3. Well, a woohoo on the job front, and for the yarn too!! 🙂

    P.S. We missed you last night…

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