Thursday, August 2, 2007

Did I, did I lend a hand to hold you down, or just a hand to hold?

It's a first: I'm knitting a pair of socks for myself. The lovely Wildflower Socks in some gorgeous Koigu KPPPM. I really love this pattern but alas, the pooling of color that I thought might get better after the cuff seems to be worsening. So it's decision time. Would you keep knitting, or frog? I can't quite decide...

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

In non-knitting news, work has been very, very busy the last few days. I'm definitely earning my salary, right out of the gates. I can't talk about any of it for ethical reasons, but one of the sessions I had this afternoon is among the most challenging ones of my career to date. But I love what I do and I've got some fun things coming up to balance the stress -- planning a party, a weekend with my sister and then a trip to Chicago at the end of August. How I adore Chicago, my favorite U.S. city.

I'll leave you with a few pictures I took the day of the Ani DiFranco concert.

The view from my seat, overhead of course:

And behind me:

But here's the real draw -- and it's one of the best excuses ever for a roadtrip, in my humble opinion:

Did I, did I lend a hand to hold you down
Or just a hand to hold?
Did I, did I pull the wool over your eyes
Or keep you from the cold?
And in the look upon your face
There was an element of grace
Did I read between the lines?

-- Jump, Little Children "Hold You Down" (Between the Dim and the Dark)


Kathy said...

Wow wow wow! Those are gorgeous pictures! I'm so glad about your job.

I don't know enough about socks and yarn to give you any sound advice, but would a different stitch count/needle size help with the pooling? Real knitters are laughing at me right now. I don't know.

amylin said...

I loved your socks and yarn, so I don't what you should do, but I guess if you don't like the way the colors are, you should frog it.