October is here! And how do I heart thee? Not only is this my favorite month of the year (**cough**birthday** cough**) but it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month AND Socktoberfest!
And just in time, too. A finished Trekking Jaywalker. This sock has defintely come out way better than expected. The color change has just pleasantly surprised me every stitch of the way. It sadly will only be a singular sock as this is a sample for my friend’s shop but that doesn’t mean I won’t be buying this yarn off her now!
The pattern is just a great classic to me now. Grumperina is a genius. (how gorgeous is her Shetland shawl… dude i gotta finish mine!)
So where have I been you ask? Well life in tentenknits land has been hectic. I’m even surprised I got through the way I did and am able to tell the tale! As an admissions director this time of the year is our busiest. I’m always on the road pitching my school to every 8th grader girl in my county. My voice getting more hoarse with every 30 min presentation I give (and I had TEN in 4 days). I also had our major Open House this weekend which is perhaps one of the most important days of my job. The Big Show. The put-my-money-where-my-mouth-is moment. But there was One More Thing to add:
One of my close friends was getting married and I was the maid of honor. So needless to say, last Monday – seeing ALL this ahead of me i just couldn’t Think of knitting nor blogging. My mantra was "one day at a time". This wedding has been good training for me. I’ve never been a bridesmaid before let along a maid of honor. Her family has been so generous with me and for that I am greatful. The whole affair was lovely – I even sang. I didn’t realize that one of the altar servers was a girl at my school and the following day at the Open House she came up to me and was shocked at the fact that I did.
Imagine if she knew I could knit a mean jaywalker?
And today, huraay for today, I took off from work to reset my batteries and to blow some dust off some knitting projects which seem to be growing in number.