On Tuesday 3/31, I gave up my spot to attend knitting camp in July. It really wasn’t that hard a choice, camp or my 2 month old. It was actually making the phone call and giving Tammy (one of the lovely ladies that make camp and SchoolHouse Press run to seamlessly) the news that hurt a bit. I liked knowing I had the spot. Anyway my dear friends, Kim and Jessica, will no doubt fill me in on every stitch and detail.
My other big news from last week happened on Thursday 4/2. It was my last day at work. Now I’ve had some ups and downs with work over the years, not always seeing eye to eye with my boss on how things should be done. But who sees eye to eye with their boss. I was expecting or rather wanted things to be on a “down” which would make it easier to go. To my surprise I actually felt a bit strange getting into my car and driving away. 6 years is a long time to work with/for someone. But I had to listen to my body and I’m very grateful to have the luxury of this time to rest, nest and knit until our baby arrives.
As a parting gift my boss handed me this beauty…
Mountain Colors Weavers Wool, 1 lb./1450 yards of yarny yumminess. This colorway is Moccasin Trail. I’m not sure what to do with it but does that really matter?
This is the other gift she gave me…WOW!
And though she said it was not for the baby but a very delayed wedding present (I got married 6/10/06) I still plan to spend much time snuggled with the babe in it. Did your mouth drop open as wide as mine did? When she gave me this a couple of weeks ago I was beyond words. My boss knit this for me with so much thought and love, I was overwhelmed. The name of the yarn is Harold’s Tweed which she acquired a few years back but decided not to sell. Then it just disappeared and reappeared here. She said she made it up as she went along and really had no specific pattern written for it. Pretty amazing huh?!?
Not a bad way to kick off my maternity leave wouldn’t you say?