I used to be able to work from home just about every week. Then we had a change in management, and all of a sudden no one could work from home except in special cases. I formally applied to do it on a regular basis, but never got an answer. But yesterday, when the weather forecast called for a big snowstorm, I went to my boss and asked him what I should do if it snowed. I live pretty far away from where I work, and it was supposed to be bad. He told me to use my own judgement and that if it was going to be bad, to work from home. Yea!
So last night, I read all the weather alerts, checked the news, and decided that it would be terrible and that I’d just work from home. So I slept in and woke to this.
Great. No snow. It was too late for me to catch a train, so I started working and kept on looking out hoping to see snow – because I was getting worried that it would never snow and that eventually my boss would call me and say “hey, are you coming in”?
But finally, the big storm came….yea!
It is snowing pretty steadily here, and we are supposed to get somewhere between 4-6 inches. But I think it may be more because its just snowing – and not raining or sleeting like they said. And it is so pretty, and its so nice to be here at home, working and not worrying about a nasty commute.
And its also nice to be able to blog a bit during the day and show you a finished pair of socks! (This is a Christmas gift, so if you know you are getting these socks from me, stop reading!)
Pattern: Tidal Wave Socks
Yarn: Socks that Rock, Bella Coola cololrway
Started: November 13, 2008
Finished: December 18, 2008
OK, not a great time on finishing. But I really haven’t been knitting a lot. I have been working a lot, and sleeping when I’m not working. And doing Christmas shopping. I’m hoping that once I’m done with Christmas shopping, and work settles down a bit (I’m not off during the holidays but everyone else is so it should be slow), I’ll have time to get back into knitting regularly. I want to finish what is in my knitting basket because I found my next project, and I want to cast on…
Anyway, back to the socks – I modified the pattern to reduce the number of stitches – this is medium weight STR and I just didn’t like how loose they were with the cast on in the pattern – so I reduced it by 16 stitches. Other than that, knit as written. I really like the pattern, and would make it again. I didn’t really need to look at the chart beyond the first repeat, and I actually enjoyed doing the feet just plain stockinette. Usually my socks have the pattern down the foot, but I went with the pattern on this and really liked it – so soothing. I love the yarn – I really do like Socks that Rock, and this colorway is so pretty.
I am looking forward to this weekend – tonight because of the snow, we’ll stay in, light a fire, watch some TV, and just relax. And knit. Tomorrow I’ll be (hopefully) finishing up my shopping, and then going to my sister’s house to celebrate my niece’s 21st birthday (Happy Birthday, Allison!). Sunday will be wrapping, shopping for Christmas dinner, napping, and knitting, and maybe a dog walk if it doesn’t snow again.
OK, I better get back to work – have a wonderful weekend!