The job is ... well, a job. Not much is going to be interesting to relate, but they're paying me. And getting paid is good. So, no complaints. (Well, yes, since you asked, I'm sure I could find something to complain about, but I'm not going to, okay?)
While I was off work, I did manage to finish something (precious little for all the time I had, though).
I present to you the Midnight Rapids socks.
- Pattern: River Rapids from Sock Bug.
- Yarn: Twinkletoes sock yarn from Over the Rainbow Yarns (ebay).
- Seriously, will you believe me when I tell you that I didn't modify this pattern at all? I didn't even change the cast on number. The only thing I did differently is that I used DPNs. I'm serious, these could be factory specified socks.
I also taught myself a new technique:
That is the very beginning of the Stained Glass Scarf from Handknit Holidays (I think). I didn't realize when I decided to start it that it was double knitting. You can read all about double knitting here or here.
The technique essentially creates a "right side" on both sides of the pieces, making it idea for scarves, potholders, or anything else you a)want to see the back of, or b)want to be really, really warm.
It's strangely both intricate (remembering which way to wrap the strands) and boring (it's still stockinette). And you're basically knitting every row twice, which is not an ego-boost if you're trying to gauge how many inches of knitting you can do in a certain amount of time. And it's a really pain to rip out. At all. Don't make mistakes, or learn to live with them.
Of course, every project at Chez SilverRose needs an added level of complexity the designer never thought of:
Willow likes to sit on my book. Every Single Time I put it on the tray table, he hops up and lays on it. And, my friends, a part Maine Coon cat mutt is not an inconsiderable amount of cat to try to move.
Tomorrow, I'll be updating my reading list again.