Just when you think everything is back to normal...it's not. Work is sucking the life out of me. I get fooled into thinking that things are going well, because I love what I do. (I'm involved in pediatric rehab) In the past, I looked forward to going to work despite departmental issues, and that's why I've stayed. However, things are so toxic where I work, that loving my job is not enough anymore. The past few weeks have even been more trying. This week made me see I can't fix a work environment that's more than dysfunctional. It's broken. So, it's time for me to make some changes. I've been in such a funk, that I'm not in a mood to do much of anything. Thus, the major lack of knitting content. Thanks for listening. Perhaps soon, it will be a livelier read! that concludes the "and" part of my blog. Onto knitting!
On a happier note, I did enjoy the stash-along's Valentine's Day shopping allowance. Thanks, Kim! I surprised myself with the restraint I had shopping at my LYS. Especially, because of all the new yarns that had just come in. I was also happy to see the interweave knits magazine out a couple of days earlier than the website announced. Kathy told me she had just gotten the magazine in that day. Perfect timing! She now sells bamboo yarn and the colors are beautiful! So, I think I'll try some bamboo yarn during "project spectrum". Maybe for may, june or july depending on the available colors. I already have a pattern in mind. I think I did pretty well limiting my yarn purchase(see picture above). I couldn't pass up the "Knitted Babes" book. I think my neices will love these dolls! "who am I kidding?" I'll have just as much fun making them!
I'm glad for this 3 day weekend. It will give me time to recoup. I've already started relaxing since I got some knitting time in today. My poor sock is in need of it's mate! Happy long weekend everyone and get knitting!