I’m sneaking away from a crazy busy day to post this. I just couldn’t resist – because I’ve been looking at the martini glasses, my knitting….and I just can’t wait until I can finally close my laptop and start the weekend.
Tampa was really nice – what I saw of it. OK, the view from the conference room was really nice. My company’s campus down there is amazing – 3 buildings joined by pretty walkways with trees everywhere, ponds, alligators, Spanish Moss, the whole thing. I saw it all briefly in the morning and night, but the conference room looked out onto a wooded area so I constantly saw butterflies and dragonflies floating about. Wednesday night we went to a great restaurant in Ybor City (where I got spaghetti sauce stains on a brand new shirt…sigh) and walked around a bit. Very nice – we were told it was wild on the weekend – and I could see it – very much reminded me of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. That was it – the rest of the time was work, work, work as I had to catch up at night on all the things I wasn’t doing during the day because of meetings.
I didn’t get a lot of knitting done this trip, except for a little on the plane there and back. So I’m looking forward to sitting down tonight with my martini and getting another repeat done – I’m just about at repeat 3 of 5 on the boring part of the shawl, and then I’ll get to the exciting lace part. Can’t wait!
I was excited to see an Amazon box when I got home last night – I finally got the new Yarn Harlot book. I started reading it last night – and had to read a part to Larry. It said “In my private, hopeful heart of hearts (and I know I can’t be the only knitter that has thought this) I have a secret wish: to injure a lower limb” (should I footnote this for you, or will the link above be enough?). I had to laugh when I read it – and Larry laughed when I read it aloud to him because I SAY THIS ALL THE TIME. I don’t want to be permanently maimed or anything (and nothing too painful) – but I’ve always hoped that I’d break my leg enough to get out of working for a while so I could knit! I was so glad I’m not the only one that has wished for it….have you?
OK, back to the grind – I have two meetings to go, and probably 100 emails. Have a good Friday night – and I hope yours comes soon….