Manic Monday

Hello Everyone.  There is great excitement here at The Home For The Unemployed!  This is the last Monday of unemployment!

Can you hardly stand it?!?

That’s right, next week Monday I will be sitting in orientation at my new job!

So, this week I will be a woman on a mission.

There is laundry to do.

There is cleaning to do.  (Okay, maybe my version of cleaning is different than yours, but I will endeavor to get a bit done anyways!)

There is knitting to do.

And more knitting to do.

And maybe even a bit more knitting to do.

Holy cow that is a lot of knitting.

My poor knitting needles are going to have a shock to their system next week.  They are going to be languishing around with unfinished projects hanging off them.  They are going to find themselves sad, lonely, and wondering where I went!  So, this week I am going to work like a fiend to try and finish up a few projects.

Just to update you on where my knitting projects stand – I am to the crown decreases on Gretel.  Hopefully this will be off my needles today!  I am still plugging away at the Hemlock Ring blanket, I have 2 and a half skeins of yarn left.  I have lots more rounds to do.  I am not sure that I have enough yarn to finish.  Yeah, just ducky, huh?  Not sure how that saga will end – but I will keep you posted!  Then there are my Super Secret May Day Swap socks – I am heading down to the library today to enlarge the pattern.  I am hoping that will help.  I am having a hard time getting in the flow of this pattern.  I love the yarn, I mean, what is not to love about STR?  This stuff is divine.  Heavenly.  I just need to get my brain wrapped around all the little twists and turns of the chart and do some memorization.  Problem is, there is lots to memorize – and it is minuscule.   Not saying I need reading glasses or anything – really, I have tried and they give me a headache!  But, there are many figures to memorize – many!  Lots of going back and forth between the chart and the key.  Slow knitting people.  Slow!  Anyways, I am hoping that enlarging will help enormously!  There are a few other projects, but they are not in the “get done or else” category.

So, I am off to clean up a bit and get to knitting.

Have a good one all!

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5 thoughts on “Manic Monday

  1. With charts like that, I find highlighters or colored pencils work wonders in differentiating all the symbols.

    Enjoy your last week off!

  2. I’m excited for you! And isn’t it funny how with all the “time off” it usually comes down to the last week or so before cramming in everything you said you were going to do while you were off??!! I’ve been off for about 20 months now and still have only done 2 of the 10 things I originally said I would complete…but hey, priorities (knitting) are priorities – at least mine are straight. 😉

  3. Good luck with the sock enlargement and congrats on the new job!

    I’m having the same sort of brain farts with a sock I’m working on. It’s making me CRAZY. I’ve probably knit both cuffs twice now.

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