jeannie's hands at work

Knitting, crocheting, other handwork, and personal.

Monday, October 29, 2007

October Almost Gone!

Thia has been a very busy -work consumed month.
(Whining to follow -scroll down for yarn content.)
It's not often in the last 15 years that I have had such a struggle with work.
My energy has been totally focused on getting to work and trying very hard to be positive. It hasn't been easy. There have been so many days I just wanted to not go there ever again.
I have loved my job for 15 years, but it's not like that anymore. It's not fun, validating or challenging.
I just feel like I'm good for shredding papers and erasing tapes, I not a professional videographer who's done years of floor camera work at basketball games, balloon fiesta grip, state fair newscasts, and can go out and shoot video with no one looking over my shoulder wondering if I'm getting the shots they want.
I worked so hard all these years to feel proud of what I do, and now I'm perceived as not professional and "not working," in addition to being asked to do tasks for which I have no training or education.
It makes it hard to come to work is all.....

I'm working on a pair of Diagonal Rib Socks in alpaca/silk. A pair of Lorna's Laces McKenzie Tartan Colorway (I think- it's about 4 years old), and a dog sweater in fair isle for a friend at the laundromat. Hate the dog sweater- going to rip it and start over. My stranding is too tight or something. The poor doggie picture looks like a beige lump!
I'll take pictures before I rip.

The LL socks are the Widdershins pattern from Knitty. My all time favorite sock pattern -Yay, Brooke! I've made at least 3 pairs of socks with this pattern and am getting brave enough to start changing up the pattern a little -all ribbed legs for the last pair of socks, sl1, k1 under the heel part of the gusset section to reinforce the places that wear on my socks, etc. I LOVE this pattern!

The Diagonal rib socks had to be restarted from the toe up after I tried to cast on the cuffs and knitted a few inches - yack! They looked awful! I was really unhappy with them. I frogged them and started toe up and they're going really well now.

Oh, Big News- I got my Ravelry Invitation!!!! Yay! Now I want to come up with a better name for my Ravelry site than Jeannie's Hands at Work. My daughter called me a Gitting Kneek the other day because I went all geeky when I started talking to her friends about my knitting. So I'm thinking if it isn't taken, I might change my blog and Ravelry site to that.
Comments, anyone? Suggestions, those of you who know me?
More Soon.
I saw a sign this weekend - 60 shopping days till Christmas. Is that right? Am I panicking for nothing? No probably not -the panicking, I mean......


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