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Three Bags Full

Keeping in mind that I had to walk home from working at the shop tonight, I only brought along one small bag. But the longer I stayed there, the more I seemed to acquire.

I spent some time relaxing at a coffee shop before work, so my little bag contained my plum aran accent vest (now on the third pattern repeat), a book I’m reading for class, and the usual purse stuff.

As soon as I arrived at the shop, I was handed a second bag containing a traveling scarf that we’re passing around for a fellow knitter. I picked up a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock ‘Tuscany’ for my bit as well as a book that just came in, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts’ Simple Socks, Plain & Fancy.

I thought that two bags was a little much to be hauling home, but a friend stopped by the shop a few minutes later with another bag for me.
In addition to a thoughtful note, perky flowers and chocolates, it contains her attempt at a Little Lillie Sweater. She started this a while ago and decided that knitting wasn’t for her in this stage of life. She’s moving across country in a few days, so she passed it along to me. I have every intention of knitting it up for her niece as she had originally intended.

So it seems that I have to abandon my plum vest for a while so that I can work on the traveling scarf, finish her socks before she leaves town, and maybe even finish of the Lillie sweater. I think watching some True Blood should give me a nice start.

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Just When You Need It Most

I’ve had a rough couple of weeks. Lately, I’ve really needed some alone time but haven’t been able to get very much of it. The longer I’m around people, the harder it becomes. So I had a hard time being a ‘people person’ at work this weekend. I made it through, but took out my frustration on a wip:

I had knit half of a vest, but it was turning out to be much too large. I re-figured the project taking in two inches on each side of each piece and ripped out what I had done so far. It felt pretty darn good.

Now it looks like this:

Well, kind of. It’s a deep plum color that I can’t photograph properly.

Despite all of my cathartic ripping, I was still having a hard time going to work at the bookstore. However, when I arrived I found an envelope with my name on it.

Thank you so much-I am on my way to completing my second sock!

A coworker from the bookstore had dropped by the LYS for help last week. It was a quick fix: she had knit a few rows of her stockinette sock inside-out. But she dropped me a line of thanks just when I needed it most. Isn’t it wonderful when things work out like that?

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