I like it!
I am home from abroad and BOY is the weather freakin’ NICE! Go to http://www.weather.com, type in Hoboken, and check it out for yourself. Seriously being a School Administrator should jump to number 1 on the Best Jobs in America list… who wants to be a software engineer anyway, you don’t get April vacation! At least I’m holding it down at Number 50.
Finally a finished product.
Jaywalkers by Grumperina
Yarn: Socks the Rock in the Cobolt Bloom Colorway
Thoughts: Well I love this pattern, very easy to remember and it just MOVES. Once you cast on it’s smooth sailing to the gusset and then right on down to the toe. I kinda made some minor mistakes for the first sock but I don’t think anyone will notice but me. (You can certainly tell the difference, however when you look at them side by side but while on my tosies you can’t!)
Of course with this Jaywalker bug (which I’ve caught a little bit too late) I’ve casted on for the second sock for the first pair I was working on. Yes I’m a bit backwards but I liked the pinks much better than the blues. I figured I would give my mom the blue ones for Mama’s day! Speaking of, I did finish her shawl which needs some serious blockage…. I also neglected to do the last two rounds of the pattern, but again who’s gonna notice?? I promise to start (Right Now) following the pattern to the Ts. Fingers crossed. Oh and yes I most certainly did cast on for another…
So what to do on this gorgeous Thursday? I plan on going into the city to walk around – perhaps hit up some LYS’s as well as whip out the camera (such dust that has collected too!) I hate telling my friends that I’m off and gallivanting around the city – i know they’re all cooped up at the cubicles or offices, (most likely on the phone with each other!!) slapping themselves in their faces to stay awake, or taking notes in meetings – while I saunter around NYC like a tourist.
I’ll take my time gladly since my first day back on Monday is gonna kick my toosh. I have a conference next weekend in Boston which is causing me to prepare a week in advance for an orientation for the incoming class that following Friday, May 5th. I plan on leaving things for people to do while I’m away, but you know that feeling of "If I don’t do it, it’s not going to get done right?" We’ll I’m slightly a control freak like that and feel I need to get Everything done before I leave. Ok that was my minute rant on my job – back to my spring vacation. On to better things… what LYS’s to visit.
Knit New York on 14th?
Purl Soho on Sullivan St?
Yarn Connection waaaay uptown?
How ’bout a stint at the MoMa to stare at my favorite VanGogh?
So many decisions so little time… back to my pretty socks…
Now to order some new Chuck Taylor’s to wear them with.