Hispanics call Wednesdays “El ombligo de la semana.” The week’s belly button. Cuz you halfway there!
Ya’ll remember when I mentioned that there was alot going on? Well, what ha-ha-happened wuz that I have been living a SUPER miserable few months at my new job. Very condescending boss. Issues left and right. Couldn’t it take it. So much so that I called my old boss and asked for my old job. I was lucky enough to get it back, albeit with the old salary but seriously my peace of mind is worth waaaaaaaaay more than how much my paycheck is going to drop by. Plus, I need to love my job again and the only reason I left my old job was because of more money. Big jump in salary, ya know? But I learned a HUGE lesson: money ain’t e’erythang, ya’ll. If you have a job you love, but pays little, STAY THERE! You’ll reap rewards in other ways. I start being fully happy at work again on Monday. 😀
On to the knitting!
I swear I have like half a dozen MAJOR FO’s to show you guys. Should I do them back to back every other day? 😀
For now, let’s do WIPs.
1st up: Diamond Fantasy Shawl. We have gone from this:
What the fuck? How can that beautiful skein of yarn look like Toucan Sam threw up his Froot Loops when knitted up? I haven’t been knitting on this much, even though I LOVE Makalu Lambgora. Necia finally saw a picture today and after almost busting a gut laughing, told me, that as my friend, she MUST convince me to frog it. That she KNOWS I won’t wear it. It didn’t take much convincing. Ribbit, Ribbit.
#2 – I’m designing and knitting up a shrug using sportweight sock yarn. Solid is Louet Gems Sport in Cream and colored is Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sport in the Aslan colorway. I’ll post the pattern when I’m done with it. I’m about halfway done.
#4 – Jeanine went and pointed out the Summertime Tunic to me. As if I needed to cast on something else. But I’m sooo glad I did. It’s such a simple knit, I’m flying through it and OMGOODHEAVENS is this yarn SCRUMPTIOUS to knit with. Rowan Summer Tweed. (YES! I know I was going to use it for another Coachella but I couldn’t resist!) This is going to be one of my favorite tops I’m sure. It’s so soft and fluffy and thick. I can see me wearing this top alone or layered this fall. Jeanine also suggested a chocolate ribbon to go through it. GREAT IDEA! I can picture it. Thanks, Boog!!!
That’s really all I’m knitting on right now! 😀 Like it’s not enough to keep me busy right? LOL But ya’ll know I need me some lace now to keep my brain hoppin’. So once this tunic is off the needles, I’ll cast on for more lace to replace the Diamond Fantasy.
BTW, Monday was my 33rd. So I cut off about a third of my hair. 🙂