Galoshes and Gloves
I was able to corral my shit into one emptyish (one of the attorneys who was displaced is in there now) office where I feel confident it won't be messed with.
I've been relocated just a mere 28 steps away from my desk to the cubicle of a pregnant coworker out on disability/maternity leave. Thank goodness for unprotected sex.
It's not too bad. I do miss my fellow cubicleconians though. I still sit next to them, but on the other side of them. Ha ha!
I got in at 9:30 a.m. and was working on normal work by 11:00 a.m. Somehow though by 4 p.m. they told us we could go home. I guess it was too much to ask the staff to work an already abbreviated day. I guess the smell of the wet carpet glue is getting to people. I've got a cold. I can't really smell it. And I've got a buttload of work that isn't finishing itself. So I stayed till five.
The lack of air circulation there is awful though. The fug of all those humans in one space and no air moving aside from the dehumidfiers makes me sweat in places I only knew I had in July and August when it's 95 degrees and 95% humidity out.
Whatever. Dr. Mad Scientist has to remind me that not everyone is me. So I'll spare you the rant about how my coworkers aren't like me.
Instead I'll show you my most recent FO.
Before I could cast on with my new Yarn Crawl yarn, I had to finish these.
Pattern: Ringwood Gloves
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Sock, Color: Mixed Berries
Notes: Where to start? First off I made these using sock yarn and US2 needles. The pattern calls for a DK and size 6 needles. I didn't really want gloves that thick.
Second, I sorta read the pattern wrong. I thought the designer effed up with the directions for the second (right) glove. So to "correct" it, I reversed the knitting order of the left glove.
Woah. Look at the pinkish cast to this photo. Cool. Low camera battery!
As a result, my wrist flaps both open in the same direction.
Meh. No biggie.
I think that's all the mods I made. It was a pretty easy pattern. Knitting 8 fingers and two thumbs is boring and not very inspiring, but overall I give this pattern a thumbs up.
And lest you think I'm not a real knitter--I will leave you with the obligatory gloved/mittened hand cupping a cup of tea/coffee that all the cool kids do with their glove/mitten photo shoots.
You know, because I always drink tea and coffee in a mug outside in the cold.