Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Shrugging Off My Wacky Week

This past week (well, really two weeks) has been very difficult.  I run the HR department for a technology company.  I have a great team, and I really enjoy my job.  Some days, though, just aren't easy.  It is what it is.  The past two weeks have been that way for me.  I've had lots of deadlines, crises, and a potential flu pandemic.  Thank goodness the last one didn't come true.

Anyway, I haven't necessarily been the sharpest knife in the drawer by the time I arrived home in the evenings.  One fine example of my nitwittery would be my Noro shrug.  Earlier this week I thought all I needed to do was sew up the side seam, and pop it over my head to wear it.  Well, I did sew up the side seam.  I did attempt to pop it over my head...and it promptly was stuck.  I tried again.  No luck.  I ripped out my seam and redid my bind off.  Still too small.  I looked at my pattern again and again, thinking, "perhaps I was supposed to make two."  Couldn't find that anywhere.  Got online and looked up the errata for the pattern.  None.  

I finally went back to the pattern and carefully reviewed it a fifth time (really).  Lo and behold, the very first line of the pattern says MAKE TWO in bold, all-cap letters.  Sigh.

So, here's the progress I've made on part two.  At least it's keeping me occupied during the NBA playoffs. Go Mavs!


  1. awww, sounds difficult (your project and WORK, ugh!)--which is why I haven't tried my hand at knitting, lol! I actually bought some yarn and needles about a year ago, but I just started going, not knowing what the heck I was doing and it turned into a small, tightly woven and very uneven piggy tail, lol!! I better stick to stamping :) Yours is so beautiful though, and I will enjoy seeing its progress as you get thru those playoffs! hugs and tfs!

  2. Sorry about your couple of weeks. I hope it gets better. My grandma knitted while I was growing up and I am so glad that I kept some of her knitted clothing she made for me.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. That little owl stamp is from Michaels's dollar bin and it's by Kolette Hall (Studio G)
    I have an extra one. If you want it, email me your address and I will mail it to you.
    Have a great week.

  3. LOL!! You have me rolling!! I can imagine you trying to get that over your head!!

    You are doing a great job!!!