I’ve been busy, so you’ve been ignored.
Over this weekend i have…
written up the pattern for the Shell Mist Cowl and saved it in a PDF and am pretty proud. But then when you try to put it on ravelry it wants a PDF link. I have no idea how to do this. I even did a little look about on the interwebs but found no help. This has stalled me. It’s like proof to me that my normal procrastination is just how things are supposed to be because when i try to do things i hit a wall.
Here is what else I did this weekend…
I love this book, I got it for my birthday last year and I am very ashamed to say this is the first pattern I’ve knit from it. I am in love with the Friday Harbour socks and think they look great in the natural dye studio yarn I got ages ago. I had actually knit a full plain sock with the yarn but pulled the whole thing out because it’s too nice a yarn to do with a plain pattern (and also it was doing this weird not stripey thing i didn’t like) but it’s much better now.
I’m nearly at the end of the second sock. I’ve made them quite short and was sad to see that whoever wears these must have massive feet because I did the correct amount of foot repeats and had to cut out the little end diamond chart because i don’t have mammoth feet. sad.
In the picture you see my good foot. my other foot still hurts so that I will only put a sock on it if I really feel i need it.
This leads me onto my next point. I’m going back to work tomorrow even though I have a sick note (a fit note that has been signed saying I am not fit to return to work) and it’s overtime. This isn’t even my shift but I have been so very pressured to go in that I don’t really feel like I have a choice. This makes me sad. It’s a very on your feet job and I have been promised a stool behind the counter and a sitting all day job but I don’t trust them to follow through on that. I’m basically dreading it 😦 I thought having a sick note meant you didn’t have to have an argument with your boss about being fit to work.
But there was some good news that came today…
This is a picture of Socks, she is coming to us on friday. I am very very happy.
I’ve been badgering Chris for a kitten for a while now and he keeps pointing out to me that we really aren’t home enough to have a kitten. He was pretty against another cat until today when his dad told him that a mate had to part with their beloved 6-8year old cat socks and would we be interested.
Chris came home with this picture and a big smile and I rang the guy straight away. And all this about socks has reminded me that I haven’t posted a picture of Mimi yet.
Mimi is our rescue torti we got in January and the first cat I have ever owned. We were always dog people at my parents house. But since me and Chris bought the flat we don’t have a garden and cats were the only pet avenue we could go down (apart from the 2 hamsters and the fish). In January I found that I have major cat love.
I will leave the picture of Mimi for the next post because in most of the ones i have she is all squinty and also I’ve got a busy week (what with all the overtime i’ve been pushed into doing) so there might be little knitting content.
Also, just so it’s there on the interwebs… IT’S MY BIRTHDAY ON WEDNESDAY AND I’M VERY EXCITED!
It’s my 22nd birthday and you’d think I would have grown out of the whole being excited thing but, I have a envelope and a pressie sitting on the table already and in my job state (I work saturdays and sometimes get overtime) money is a bit tight. I’m not really complaining because at 22 round here it’s pretty good to be a home owner with your man but I am on the lookout for a full time job because it does suck not being able to pay your share.
Anyyywayyy this all leads to me having pretty much no money. for example, I now have to wear my ugg boots or my work shoes everywhere because my pumps have worn through. And last month I had a choice between new socks and yarn and i chose yarn. So right now the prospect of new things is pretty exciting. I’m hoping for socks.