Sunday, April 4, 2010

*Ding Dong. Ding Dong.*

Ah yes the door bell still works! Can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted. What's even more amazing is that I have been at my new job for 4 weeks now! Where has the time gone?

I've been working 5 days a week learning my new job. While it's similar to the work I have done for the past 10 years, there has been new stuff for me to learn since this is my first time working in a law firm. It's been alot to take in and I've had my ups and downs with it. Starting tomorrow I'll be moving to my permanent 3 day a week schedule. Guess they figured I was ready to move to nights. I've been told that nights are extremely busy and I am hoping this is true. I'll need to be kept busy to get through my 12.5 hour shift.

While I haven't been knitting for the past few weeks, I do have some knitting to share. I am almost completely done with my Slanting Gretel Tee. I have just the underarm stitch pick-up and bind-off to do.

I could of had this finished before I started working, but trying it on made me lose my desire. As you all know, I decided to knit this in craptastic yarn that I had in my stash for years, just in case I didn't like it or it didn't fit me properly. Well I can say that I like the sweater on me, it's just a bit too snug across my chest. It will probably fit me perfectly after I lose the 20-30 pounds I want to drop, but until then it will be relegated to the bottom of my sweater draw.

So will I knit it again? Yes I will, but with some changes. I will add about 2 more inches or so in the body length. It really is on the short side and I don't really think people want to see my belly if I reach up to grab something. Overall this is a nice easy pattern. Really knits up quick! I could of had it done in a month if I had dedicated myself to it.

So once my sweater bubble deflated, after the somewhat failing Gretel, I decided to cast on for another pair of socks. I went sock stash diving and came up with this Sanguine Gryphon yarn I bought a couple years ago. It reminded me of summer - sunshine, watermelons and fresh cut grass.

The pattern is from the Sock Innovation book by Cookie A. It's the Angee pattern (my third from the book). This is of course another great little pattern by her. Really does knit up fast. Could probably of had the pair done by now if I had knit a little each day for the past 4 weeks. Never fear though, ya'll know I'll knock it out real soon.

After much deliberation I started another sweater today. I'll share it the next time I post. Hope everyone has a beautiful Easter!