I'm I know, these ar the only posts I do anymore but I feel like interesting things haven't really been happening. Or they have, but it's just work and I don't want to go into too much detail with that.
Onto the knitting.
At D&D I worked on Titan Jacket, putting 3 or 4 inches into the body (under the arm, down).
I did some work in the East Village sleeves but not much.
I've only got one project this week but at least it's different than usual. I pulled out the east village sweater I'm making for grandpa. I've got about 6 inches on the first sleeve (not this week, just in general). I thought I was further along but oh well. Sleeves are just the worst. I really should remember to do them first while the project is still exciting and new rather than at the end.
I finished my vanilla latte socks and I'm actually really happy with how they've turned out. In the skein this yarn didn't look like my fav for colors (my dad picked it out) but it turned out to be a beautiful blueish rainbow.
The only other thing I've worked on is the titan jacket which I'm sure you're all sick of hearing about haha. I feel like im making no progress on it because I'm in that knit straight for 15 inches body section.
I'm hoping to start some fingerless mitts for myself soon but that would require some actual thinking and pattern choosing so it wouldn't be until this weekend at least.
I've been at my new job for 4 weeks now. It's been great, I like it a lot which is such a relief since it's not in what I thought was my area of interest.
I knew going in that I had a lot to learn. I just didn't realize how much. I had sort of assumed I'd feel more competent by now. But I still feel like I don't know anything and like I have to ask questions like 1000 times a day.
I don't want my boss or team members to think I suck and I've got pretty high standards for myself so I'm getting frustrated. I've been assured that this sort of learning curve is normal but I like to be awesome. So I kinda felt like this all day.
I guess I have to just be patient and keep trying my best.
So I know I've been MIA around here but that's life with a job and family and a wedding to plan. But if you're wondering how things have been going, here is a list of things that work has made me realize that I hate.
Outlook mail. Why can't I tell emails flagged with specific colors to go to specific folders? Why!?!?
The benches in court rooms. Wooden without pillows. I get that you don't wanna have to keep them clean but man, spend more than 10 minutes sitting on them and it's like sitting on rocks.
Landlines. Why do I have to use a "1" with non-local area codes and then no "1" but still our local area code when I want to make a local call? It doesn't make sense. I like cell phones. Just put in the area code and if it doesn't need it, it'll still make the call anyway.
I missed last week but I've mostly just been working on the same things so it's not that much of a miss.
I finally finished the Halloween Socks I was making for my mom. The pattern was nice though I don't know if I'll want to do it again soon. I'll probably do an actual cable instead of a mock cable. I also want to do some vanilla wrist warmers out of the leftover yarn to match for mom. If I start them this week I can probably finish them by Thanksgiving maybe.
Works in Progress
With the Halloween socks off my needles I put the Vanilla Latte socks back on and I'm close to finishing them, just an inch or so from the top.
I worked a little on the Titan Jacket. Slowly maybe it'll turn itself into a sweater. I like working on it, it just seems like it needs brain power to work on it so I've been gravitating more towards the socks which are mindless knitting.
I haven't don't any spinning but I did order some beautiful wool from Into the Whirled. It's a BFL and it's pink and purple and blue. It's superwash which is always nice and hopefully it'll spin up lovely even with all of the different colors.
After spending way too many hours looking for wedding invitations we finally picked one!
We ordered this one off of Zazzle.com, and it was 60% off for their veteran's day sale, so super score! I know they have good quality and great customer service so I'm totally happy with being able to find something from them.
I don't think the matching RSVP card is going to work for us though. We're having a sit-down dinner so we need space for entré options. We'll have to order them later anyway because we don't have our menu set so we'll have to pay shipping again but oh well.
I am just so happy to have another big thing checked off the list.