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December blah

Yesterday (Friday Dec 12th) was my last day off until December 26th.  I’m trying not to be grumpy about it, but I sort of hate all the stress that comes with the holidays for me (I have a job where I will never get Christmas off, ever.)  There is the stress of family, and family expectations (of course) and that combines with work stress and an endless stream of holiday parties (parties are not easy for me… I am too shy, and usually stressed out around the holidays.)

I haven’t actually done any Christmas shopping yet either, and I’m feeling pretty cranky about the whole thing.  I’ve decided to call my socks “Christmas socks” to cheer me up.

I think you can tell my stress level by how complicated a chart I’m willing to follow.  It distracts me.  And yes, there is a purl in the midst of one of my cables on the first repeat, which I wil not be ripping back to fix… it really is not noticeable when not in extreme closeup mode.

I also cast on for the climbing vines pullover.  I love the way the pattern looks in this yarn.  I was worried that it would obscure the vines, but I’m really happy with how it looks.  I’ve done another repeat of the pattern since I took this photo, and it’s going quickly.  I’m making the smallest size, and it looks tiny, but I’m counting on the yarn stretching a bit the way it has for me in the past.  If it doesn’t, then I’ll just have a super fitted sweater.  The chart for this sweater is super easy to follow.  I was was considering knitting the back on the bond, but I love this yarn so much that I might reconsider that idea…

Now I must be off to get ready for work tonight…