today's a big day for more than just the mexican soldiers who smashed the french and traiter mexican army, it's my 10 year anniversary at the company i work for. oh great, i am going to get a plaque at the all-office lunch meeting on monday. i guess i better think of something kind to say in front of all my peers. how about finish up your tamale and get back to work, i have deadlines. today is also one of the diamond club member's birthday and it's also that same person's wedding anniversary. so for that, let's eat some tacos.
not a lot of knitting getting completed around here, but certainly a lot has been going on. i've decided to take a sock class at my LYS, since i have been wanting to do socks but just couldn't self motivate to learn on my own. so i figured do it in a semi-social setting and i am forced to start. and so far, i am loving it. behold, my first sock:
and thusly, my first hole:
because i was afraid of catching second sock syndrome, i am concurrently knitting both socks:
since this class has been going on inside the actual store, i couldn't help but pick up some things to add to my stash after each class. after all, we do get a discount for taking the class....last week i picked up a bunch of malabrigo in some new colorways, and this week i couldn't resist the new shipment of rio de la plata's multicolor plied merino DK:
i have no idea what i am going to do with this stuff, i just fell in love with the colorway at the shop. now i am having second thoughs about it though, since i found 2 knots, and 2 portions where the ply was so thin that it was on the verge of breaking, hence the several small cakes you see. i may just have to bring this stuff back and trade it in for more malabrigo. i am playing with the idea of doing a blanket in malabrigo...HOW DIVINE!
in other knitting, i have been making little to no progress on the summer dress for my niece. actually, i have been doing two rows per night....it's THAT boring. the top portion of the dress is really cute, with a little more in the patterning and stitches, but for the lower portion it's just boring ole stockinette:
lastly, i have been working on the last sleeve for my cardigan (sans hood).
willi EVER get this thing done!?!?