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...
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)