Monday, December 18, 2006

Getting closer

I have finished another Christmas Knit! Yippee! I finished off cousin J's socks last night. So, my Christmas knitting list now looks like this:

  • 1 pair of fingerless gloves in Lorna's Laces Camo colorway
  • 1 IHS in red
  • 1 hat to match the IHS

I never would have finished those socks if I hadn't sat in my corner of the office, with my back to the room, and casted on, worked the cuff and leg. It helped that my boss stayed in his office most of the day, and it was a small project. I can usually get away with small ones, as all I have to do is drop it in my lap and scoot closer to counter to hide it. And ya know, I have no idea why he has a problem with us knitting in the slow times. I mean, he lets us read about knitting, talk about knitting, blog about knitting, and even work small cross stitch projects, but if we knit, he gets angry. When I asked him one time, he said it was because he was a jerk (but not in so nice of words). But, maybe he'll be in the Christmas spirit today, and I might be able to work on the IHS hat. Ya never know, it could happen. Plus, today is the office Christmas lunch. If not, I'll still try to work on it under the desk.

On Sunday I knitted for as long as I could. At around 10 pm, my hands just gave out. They flat out refused to knit anymore, so I gave up and went to bed. Monday, I was distracted by many other things. Like trips to the gas station for cherry coke and caramel popcorn, phone calls from best friend that is a truck driver (Hi Miss Tami) and then American Choppers. But, I am getting closer to finishing my knitting. And I'm with Lexa, I think I'll start way early next year, like in June.

Oh, and I have have joined the A Cardigan for Arwen KAL . Now I just need to pick out my yarn and color. If anyone has any suggestions, let me know. I was thinking of going with the good ol' back up, Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in either Chambray, Rain or Hush. I am leaning more toward Chambray, and maybe the Hush, as I don't really have a sweater that's light in color.


lexa said...

Last night I was up til 11:30 finishing the mittens for my oldest one's teacher. Then I had to felt them and dry them in front of the fan all night. Had to wrap them this morning for her as it was the last 1/2 day of school before Christmas break. Now I have to try to finish a pair for my MIL that I wanted done by tomorrow for her to pick up, but I can get away with Friday morning. I carried a big and kinda heavy parcel from the post office to work, and now my arms hurt.

My bosses from on knitting here, too, and we sell friggin yarn for crying out loud! At first it wasn't a problem, but then I started getting orders for stuff (and also one of the girls who used to work here). Then they kinda just hinted around the fact that we were getting paid plus making money off the knitting, I guess double dipping. Not to mention that they were making money off the yarn we were knitting with, plus a lot of people saw what we were making and bought stuff to make it themselves. I still knit on evenings and weekends. It's not busy, and it's better than sitting here twiddling my thumbs all night.

Good luck with the remainder of your knitting! I have one more pair of mittens after these ones and two pairs of slippers. The knitting doesn't stop there, but the holiday knitting does (finally!).

lexa said...

See, my arms are too sore to type! My bosses "frown" on knitting it what I meant!