And I’m still frothing at the mouth over it, nearly 24 hours later. But I’ll spare you my rant on the stupidity of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and their inability to deal effectively and efficiently with the aftermath of a train derailment Monday night. (Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.)
Suffice it to say, I was not feeling my best by the time I dragged into the office yesterday morning, very late.
So the lovely gifts awaiting me were a very, very welcome sight indeed. From Colleen H., the following:
Opal sock yarn in a beautiful colorway I’ve not seen before, Regia bamboo sock needles with adorable little sock point protectors, and some sweet little wooden hearts.
I can’t wait to knit up the Opal to see what the striping pattern looks like (is it one of the Opal 2002 Collection?), and to try out the new needles. Thank you so much Colleen! I needed that!
(Note: one good thing about the major transit delay — I got a few inches done on my sock-in-progress on the morning commute. Some of my fellow commuters stuck on the train with me looked envious — they probably wished they had something constructive to do too!)
Fortunately they had mostly worked things out by the afternoon commute, so I was only fifteen minutes late getting home to this:
And I worked on this:
I’m now shaping the sleeve cap, working back and forth. Yikes! I don’t like doing color work back and forth, but there’s really no other way to complete this successfully. My backwards knitting isn’t at the same gauge as my forward knitting.
So I guess I ought to just shut up and knit the damned thing, eh? That said, I didn’t get terribly far on the sleeve cap last night. Hopefully I’ll do better tonight.
And I’ve still got some last minute touches to put on my Knitty pattern that I’d like to get done.
It’s way cold this morning so I’m not looking forward to venturing out. I’m wearing my Dale of Norway Sirdal cardigan today, so that should keep me warm in case the office is cold.
Here’s hoping the morning commute is better than yesterday!