Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sunny days...Knitting the clouds away*

I've been quiet, but I'm still here. And I've been knitting some. Not a lot, but some. Josephine is coming along.

This is a joy to knit. It's so bright and springy (the color is lighter in person, not quite as turquoisey. Do you like how I just invent adjectives?). Plus, it's knit top-down, in the round - what's not to like? And oh, did I mention I get to work with yummy Calmer goodness? Yeah, that may or may not have something to do with why I'm loving this knit. Besides, there's the most compelling reason- there's enough going on to hold my interest, but it's uncomplicated enough that I don't have to think too hard. ;) This balance, I've found, is just what I need when it comes to knitting projects in general, but this rings especially true these days, as my brain is rather fried. It has been a busy couple of weeks, and this week will be no different. Thanks, Cap Time! Everyone at The Firm has been working overtime, trying to get hundreds of cases filed by April 1st. April Fools, indeed. Poor Dis has been working her patootie off.

Gratefully, my weekends have provided me with some much needed play time. Two weekends ago, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my dear friend HSG's wedding. Now, I won't don a bridesmaid dress for just anyone, so that should tell you how much I adore this girl (= a lot). She was a gorgeous and beaming bride, the wedding ceremony was beautiful (the cantor was amazing!), and the reception was one of the most fun I've ever attended. All in all, a very busy weekend, but very fun. Last weekend, after an extra long week at work, I was able to unwind with some hilariously fun and talented goils over a couple glasses of wine, some delish eggplant-mushroom pizza, many chicken wings, and some spectacular blackberry-cabernet sorbet. Great food, great conversation and great company- it was the best way I could think of to end a hectic week. And this weekend, I have a date with my sister to look forward to. We're going to see Wicked, courtesy of B. Fun! I should also be able to get in some quality knitting time, so I'm looking forward to that as well.

Okay. This has been a nice distraction but now- back to work! The insanity will soon subside, but until then, we'll just have to hold our breath and dive back into the stacks of files on our desks. Ready Dis? One, two, three, jump!

* Dee, like what I did there?

19 comments:

jillian said...

Loving Josephine! Hoe things get back to normal soon - April's almost here!

knitzalot said...

I *love* Josephine. I may have to add that to my to-do list. Great job!

Kara said...

ooh, love the josephine. i might have to give that pattern a second look. The color is awesome.

Madge said...

Add me to your Josephine fan club! It's looking great.

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

That is looking so pretty. The knitting content just gets better and better around here. I only appear capable of stockinette these days.

Mouse said...

Gorgeous! The pizza sounded awesome too.. can you tell I'm hungry?

Marisa said...

Josephine is beautiful! I'm with knitzalot, I may need it add it to my must-knit-list.

Marnie said...

The piece looks so great. I can't wait to see it finished and modeled. Of course, as far as I'm concerned, you really can't go wrong with calmer, this just happens to make it even better.
Friday was so much fun. I wish everyone lived closer so I could do it more often.

Jennifer said...

Josephine is gorgeous!

I hope you get some much needed rest from work. It sounds awful.

kat coyle said...

yay for weekends and for knitting. josephine is coming along nicely.

Shelley said...

Oh wow! That is SO gorgeous!! Good job!

Nasus said...

So pretty!! You'll have to tell me how you like Wicked.

EDNA HART said...

Sorry I missed you on Friday, but as you know I was sick---darn-- Kat told me all about it when she and her Mom came to the shop on Sunday and she said it was os much FUN>>>--love the J sweater.

Theresa said...

Looks great! April 1st is going to be a big day for me, too - the end of my ICU rotation. Can't wait! Maybe sometime after that I'll catch you when you're in SD!

smug sheep said...

Josephine/ Fifi looks fantastic. I had to go look up the pattern as soon as I saw your pic. Yours looks much nicer than the one on the front of the pattern!

Dee said...

hey, nice twist! its sesame street fever all around :)

have fun at 'wicked' - so very jealous!!

Ashley said...

What a cute pattern! and I knit something out of that color of Calmer too, I thinkg--it was IMPOSSIBLE to photograph! I photoshopped every picture I took of it within an inch of its life, and never did get the color right, I don't think. andway, all that to say that it really is a lovely color IRL, and your sweater is going to be great!

Lick My Sticks said...

Wow I LOVE that! What an interesting pattern. The way everything slants it's going to be so flattering. Nice Work!

Julia (MindofWinter) said...

I love this one. Your workmanship is incredible, too. I remember when you learned how to make socks - seems like a long time ago!