Gloom, despair, and agony on me*

Okay, so it’s not quite that bad, but I have had a really junky week.  It all started with the fact that my Dad and Step-Mom came to visit last weekend.  That wouldn’t be a bad thing, except Jason had a really bad flu that pretty much kept him in bed all weekend, leaving me to entertain the ‘rents and explain why he couldn’t hang out with us.  Then, I went on a work trip with my boss and a co-worker which I had arranged.  I went to rent the car and found I had reserved it at the wrong place, making a 15 minute process into an hour and a half.  Then, we got to the hotel, only to discover I had booked the rooms for the wrong nights by one day.  We stayed in another clean yet stinky hotel that night and returned to the nicer place the second night, when we had reservations.  But, somehow, in the midst of trying to cancel the final night (since we wouldn’t be there), they had cancelled the entire thing.  Even though that was their mistake, they were extremely rude about the whole thing.  The drive home a night early was not fun.

Today started with high hopes of turning things around.  Those hopes were quickly dashed by the clicking noise in my work computer.  The one that says "your hard drive will self-destruct before you could possibly save the items you need to save."  The IT guy came and took my computer to the place where hard drives go to die.  It was not pretty.  Luckily, at the end of the day, he called to say that he had managed to transfer everything to a new hard drive before it died completely.

In the midst of all of this, there has been knitting.  I needed a small portable project for the trip and hanging out with my dad (he’s not real big on the crafty stuff and would not understand carting around some giant project), which meant Jason’s socks have been getting some action.  Yes, I said socks, there are now two of them.  Here’s the first one in all it’s finished glory (click on it for a fairly color accurate picture).


He likes it, although he was perplexed by my taking a picture of it since only one is finished. Motivated by his doubts that I will finish both of them, I have already cast on for the second sock. I have worked my way up to the gusset decreases on the second one.  The only thing I’m not entirely happy with is the Kitchener stitching, it looks okay but could look better.  I just got frustrated with it too early.  I will spend more time on it with the next one so I can perfect it in case I choose a cuff-down sock pattern for the Sockapaltwoza swap.  But, for now, I will sleep and hope that things get better tomorrow.

*Anyone else have the honor of watching "Hee Haw" on tv? I remember every word to the chorus of that song. I wish my memory was that good for "important" things!


4 thoughts on “Gloom, despair, and agony on me*

  1. Try doing a row or two of waste yarn and taking the needles off. Then you can really see the stitches as they lay in the knit fabric. Goggle for Lucy Neatby’s Sock Chimney.

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