You know, it’s awfully hard to plunge back into career mode after a week of being a Domestic Goddess. Particularly when one’s office is in the throes of moving and space renovation.
Yesterday I went down to our storage room with a member of my staff, to see the state of things there, as we have to move a lot of stuff into that rather small room in conjunction with the whole renovation/move extravaganza. Staff Member was not off work being a Domestic Goddess last week, so he had made some very good progress in clearing out the room.
Anyhow, when I went down there yesterday, Staff Member pointed this out to me:
This is written on the wall behind a (formerly full) bookcase. Call me childish, but it totally cracked me up. So much so that I made Staff Member tilt the bookcase away from the wall so I could read what was obstructed by the slat of the bookcase (it reads “Leon &”). So much so that I trotted back down there today to take the photo. And we both sniggered. A lot.
(Incidentally, neither of us have any idea who Leon or Ed are.)
I thought the photo would be particularly nice accompanying an article about the office renovation in the next edition of the employee newsletter. Must remember to run that idea past the Big Boss. Heh.
West Side Raglan
I’m on the second sleeve. Alert the media.
I sewed the first sleeve to the body of the sweater and sewed up the side seam last night. You know, just for grins. Mainly because I really loathe doing the finishing work, so it’s nice to have half of it done now. It’s all mattress-stitch, in case you wondered.
A number of you have mentioned how quickly I’m knitting this bad boy. Remember, I started it right after finishing Elizabeth I last week (while I was home being a Domestic Goddess) and apart from spinning and starting my current sock, that’s all I’ve been working on. And it really is a fast knit. 4.5 stitches and 6 rows to the inch. Zoom zoom zoom. Ya know?
I had a question in the comments asking what style knitting I do, and how long I’ve been knitting. My style? I dunno. Any of you who’ve seen me knit — in what style do I knit? What would you call it?
How long I’ve been knitting? Since I was a tiny tot. A very long time. Very long.
Another question in the comments — which are my favorite sweaters to wear?
While I really enjoy knitting the very complicated stuff, I currently enjoy wearing the simple stuff the most. That’s why I’m slogging through boring stockinette to make the West Side Raglan.
Raffle! Raffle! Raffle!
This week’s winners are as follows
Celia P. wins the Handpainted J-Knits Sock Yarn in the Boston and North Carolina colorways, donated by Julie, J Knits.
Dawn H. wins a Knitspot pattern of her choice, donated by Anne Hanson, Knitspot
Anne H. wins a set of 4 handmade ragdoll cat stitch markers donated by Wee Ones.
Nina S. wins a copy of Swedish Sweaters by by Britt-Marie Christoffersson, donated by Patty B.
Barbara (CatBookMom) wins a copy of A Treasury of Magical Knitting by Cat Bordhi, donated by Liz.
All winners have been sent emails.
Can I have both a “woot!” and a “woo-hoo!”? Thank you.
There’s another bunch of great prizes to be awarded next Tuesday, so keep those donations coming in!!
Baby chicks! Keep those baby chicks coming!