Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Wednesday Report

As I wrote the title to this post I totally went "Holy Crap, it's Wednesday already... and Wednesday is almost over."
But I guess 50+ hour work weeks will do that to you. But I'm not complaining (loudly or even that much), there are some definite perks:

1) The money of course, which will include at least 10 hours of overtime at time and a half. It almost makes me want to stop all Christmas knitting and go to the mall. Then I remember my mountain of debt and pick the needles back up.

2)It finally gives me a chance to show the bosses that my editor is not the only person in the building who can do this job - something I hope they will remember if promotion time ever rolls around.

3) The companies are sending in samples for our gift guides - and they are mine all mine! I am currently polishing off a box of chocolate - but seriously, what self respecting box of chocolates only has nine morsels in it? Nine isn't enough to last five minutes. Give me Pot o' Gold any day!
Tonight I made a very small amount of sock knitting progress at Job #2 - I finished the heel on the maroon sock. I should have finished more, but I was having issues. Sometimes heels just fly for me, other times, like tonight, I screw up every other row. I drop stitches, knit them together, pick up stitches that aren't really stitches, then my slips and knits don't line up. I ripped back several times but by the time 9 pm rolled around it was done and I'm now working on decreasing for the gusset - PHEW!

I don't have pictures because my camera is a total piece of crap and won't focus unless you're 10 feet away from you subject - I have a feeling some of that overtime will be going to a new camera.

Well that's it for now, it's off for a bath, pajamas, a book and some serious kitty snuggle time.
She's getting impatient - can't you tell?


Lee said...

I know what you mean the sock that I just finished was a kick in the butt, I frogged that thing 4 times before I was happy with it. The first one went by like a breeze.

lexa said...

That happens with me and heels, too. I'm always knitting two together and missing one at some point!

Not ready for handspun said...

Hopefully things let up for you before Christmas. It's no fun spending holidays exhausted!

Samantha said...

Yay for overtime! Boo for crappy cameras!

Knitting Linguist said...

Heels are weird that way, aren't they? But some good kitty cuddle time can make up for a lot...