My socks have been set aside momentarily, while I work on another small project.
Since announcing my departure at my current job (last day is March 3rd), many of my tasks and duties have been shifted to a co-worker. She was hired a few months ago as a telemarketer - but she's done very little of that. She's our Jacqueline-of-all-trades. She helps me with my marketing, sales with their customer service, administration with filing and some accounting, and she evens helps the president of the company with a variety of his tasks.
As a thank you for all her help - and a bit of an apology for leaving - I decided she needed a knitted gift.
Our office, while brand new, was badly designed, with all the work spaces sitting directly under the vents. The HVAC system cycles hot and cold, and when it blows cold, it does a pretty good job of freezing hands that need to use the computer. My fingerless gloves have been invaluable these past few months (as has my collection of shawls).
So....A new design is born. I had enough yarn left over from Dave's last pair of socks, (Stray Cat in Moody Blues) - perfect colours for my co-worker. I whipped this up in just a few hours, and will knit the other one up tomorrow night. I'll share the pattern with you all soon. (I know - I have several other patterns I've promised you too.. they are coming)
While I can't lighten her workload - I can't at least make sure she's more comfortable while she works.