The last week or so have been difficult at my day job. My Controller has been on vacation for 8 days and our FT receptionist is on maternity leave. That means I'm responsible for my work, her work, all while covering the phones of a very busy car dealership. After several days of 12-13 hours of work and a 35 mile commute I was just about done. Just done. Ready to walk.
Last Thursday one of our regular customers came in for a car wash. On the surface he seems to struggle with every move he makes. Arm braces, hip brace, and leg braces help his limbs to be rigid enough for walking and DRIVING!
I was texting with my husband while at the reception desk, whining about my day when Craig walked in. I found someone to run his car through the wash and he stood by me for a chat that lasted about 1-15 minutes.
Upon his departure I mentally leapt OUT of my pity-pot and decided to push through these next few days of being very, very short staffed. If Craig can get out of bed every day, gear up with his numerous physical disablilities, I can suck it up for a few more days at work.
So lets talk about knitting!
A few weeks ago I dyed these.
I've had a heck of a time deciding whether I should make a shawl out of ALL of them, or make socks out of EACH of them.
They definitely have a jewel-tone/holiday-ish feel to them and the longer I looked at them the more I wanted a colorwork shawl for the holidays.
I bought a five-pack of patterns from Melanie Berg. This is the beginning of Ashburn.
I had to take these photos last Sunday. (I was keenly aware that I would not be home again during daylight ours until after work on Thursday. Yuk.)
This little secret garden on the West side of our house holds two chars for me to choose from: one IN the herb garden itself, and one up on the porch for when the bugs get too hungry.
Color B is introduced several times in this first third of the pattern.
I also blocked the Dangling Conversation shawl I finished last week, but need some daylight to photograph it properly.
Regular followers will remember Victor and I had an anniversary last week (#22 yikes!)
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Hooking up with Nicole & KCCO, and Ginny's Yarn Along.