Monday, July 30, 2007

One Monkey down

Monkey #1
One to go. I finished the first Monkey sock 2 weeks ago and the second sock is on the needles and has become my negotiations sock. I'm involved with some heavy union negotiations at work and we meet 3 days a week to "hash" things out. I was a little hesitant to knit during this meeting, but the first 3 days were all training. I got there early the first day, so I pulled out my sock and knit until the meeting started. Then at each break and lunch I pulled it out again. I didn't want anyone to think I wasn't paying attention, so I didn't knit during the meeting. By the third day, I knit throughout. Everyone is fascinated with watching the sock progress, which made me much more comfortable and gave me the courage to keep knitting during the presentations. Once we really get involved, I may have to put it away, but we'll see.

I'm also working on the Indigo Ripples skirt, I'm on the mindless stockinette portion which makes great TV knitting. Indigo Ripples skirt

I made the mistake in taking my daughter, the 14 year old, with me to the yarn store. Mistake, because I acquired another project. It's not like I don't have a lot of projects on my to do list, just check out my ravelry queue. She just had to have this bucket bag purse, which she initially wanted for her birthday, no sweat that's the end of September, by the time we made it home, the end of September turned into the end of August. She wants it for the first day of school. I guess the skirt will go on the back burner. Here's a photo, it's very cute, she saw the shop sample and fell in love. The bottom is finished and ready for seaming, then pick up the edges and knit up the sides.Bucket Bag

Fifi is still waiting in the wings. I'll cast on when the skirt is finished.

Ok, off to work for now.


WandaWoman said...

One Monkey down, whoo-hoo! Such a pretty sock pattern, I love Monkeys. Oh, I want to do the Indigo Ripple Skirt too. What yarn are you using? That cracks me up that your daughter has a must-have project from the LYS. Keep enjoying knitting during your meetings, that's great.

anna said...

See, one of the reasons why my mom is wanting to retire from nursing so bad is because of all of the workshops/additional training she has to go through regularly. I'm so glad you've been able to knit through much of it! And a gorgeous sock it is!

LOL @ bringing daughter to the LYS as a mistake!!!