In the words I stole from Cathy, who claims she stole them from somebody else; "Oh, for Geez!"
I'm working so much overtime these days I don't know up from down. Somehow, I still know knit from purl, part due to my realization that all-work-and-no-knit-makes-Julia-an -intolerable-bitch. When I start to feel selfish about spending some time each day knitting, I remind myself a little knitting is better than showing up at the office with a blow-torch. Long story short: this scarf saved an innocent office building from reckless arson by an over-worked animator.
PATTERN: Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery from Knitty Spring 2008
YARN: La Droguerie soie vegetale - bambou (bamboo yarn I bought in Lyon, France)
NEEDLES: 3.75mm addi turbo lace needles
I really loved knitting this scarf. Scarves usually get monotonous and boring, but somehow, this kept my interest all the way through. It didn't hurt that I had a deadline. I meant to have the scarf knit in time to wear to the Knitters Frolic and I just managed to do it - by the skin of my teeth! The morning of the Frolic I had this much to go:
I knit, I read the paper, I knit, I ate granola, I knit, I drank coffee, and miraculously:
I finished. (Note level of coffee in before and after shots)
Fully caffeinated, I got to wear a brand new knit to the Frolic. The whole ordeal was a self-imposed deadline, but let me tell you, I was certainly not alone. "Finish-for-Frolic" knits were rampant at the event. Fibre-fests are as much show-and-tell as they are fondle-and-purchase, no?
Oh yeah, and while I'm moaning about work stress, allow me to make an announcement. Drumroll please...
I QUIT MY JOB!!!
I'll be working until the end of May and then school's out for summer, baby! It's a little crazy as I don't have another job lined up but for the sake of my sanity I need a change. Here's hoping I'll land on my feet!