Friday, February 22, 2013

I'm a Dawg

Yeah, I know I've been laying about, neglecting the damn blog but I've been busy! Motorcycle season has started with a bang & the reason I've been chained to an office chair for most of the time this last couple of weeks. Not only do I man the phones & SELL the courses but I organize training schedules for people who work rotating shifts, spend several weeks out of town & one week in & those who travel for a living but want that motorcycle license NOW. I take their money too & keep the business books, send out confirmation emails, hold hands & encourage the wobbly ones. I remind people that they can't do Road Tests until ALL the course requirements have been met & figure out how to get them into empty slots to finish said course. And then I do Income Tax returns. And small business bookkeeping. And Incorporate Companies. etc etc When do I knit?? Lately? Not at all!!

But that's changing dammit. Too much paper turns the old brain to mush. And too many student problems make you crazy. But, it's the nature of the Beast. My beautiful Purple & Blue socks have gone to a new home! The Langley Softball team is having a silent auction to support the travel expenses. My socks went as an auction donation. I just happened to have them in my bag the day that one of the girls came in looking for business donations. Unfortunately, the Motorcycle School has one thing - Motorcycle Courses - no two hour lessons or short anything - we sell 30 hour courses. So the socks went. I can knit more!!

On the needles - well, more socks, of course. I like to have a pair in the car for waiting knitting & one by my TV watching chair. My lovely friend Karen gave me FOUR balls of KROY sock yarn!!! I love KROY. It's a little thicker & makes nice warm socks in wild & crazy patterns! Last year or the year before, Karen found a huge supply of KROY at a Thrift Store. She supplied us all!! I knit several pairs of orange & brown & pink & brown socks for charity - I managed to save an orange & brown pair for ME. But I wished I'd saved more. So Karen found some for myself!!! I am working on the pink & brown balls to make the standard sock-in-my-head but I'm using 64 stitches instead of 68 & my 2.5mm circs instead of the 2.25mm ones for these since the KROY is thicker, I thought I'd experiment just a tad. I'm a little surprised at how much I like what I've knitted so far. They're a little bigger than usual which is okay since I've had a ankle swelling problem for the last year or so & they do shrink just a little when you wash them by machine. We'll see how they fit in the end. My camera batteries are dead so you'll just have to wait for the pics.

The heels are turned on the Blue/Grey second sock & they're out in the car as Car Knitting. Since I've been cold & need a light but warm sweater, I have the Arvik sweater - Ribbons top-down cardigan from Knitters Summer 2011 or 12, I believe - beside my TV chair. It's rapidly getting lighter & will soon be warmer so Arvik Ribbons must be ready for Spring. I am down past the armhole & moving rapidly towards the hem. Woohoo

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