Friday, October 5, 2007

Cheap Reward

Not much knitting going on that I can share, and a lot of bait-and-switch and more empty promises at Jobjob. However:

Here's a hat I finished for my grandma's Christmas present. The pattern is a modified Odessa, with no beads and a different gauge and with the decreases spaced differently, so, well, I suppose it's just a spiral hat, a la Odessa, or le Odessa, for those of you who may be familiar with the question of Davidic authorship of some of the Psalms in the Bible.

I made it from less than one skein of The Fibre Company's Savannah, purchased at Purl Soho. The softness of the fibers and richness of the colors are stunning.

And now, LONG WEEKEND. Next week: TWO AND A HALF DAY WEEK! RUN AWAY FROM JOBJOB, on this note from Elvis Costello:

Lip service, that's all you'll ever get from me
Well, how could you believe I'd take you seriously?
With your cheap reward, your blackmail and your comical rage
Just remember you'll only be the boss so long as you pay my wage!


Michele said...

beautiful hat and lucky grandmother.

you have my sympathy about the bait at switch at the jobjob.

nicole said...

Oh man, do I ever hear ya. I'm going through similar machinations at my jobjob and it's no fun.

Makes me want to pack it all in and just knit my life away instead.

I would have NEVER guessed that that hat was an odessa. It looks totally different and totally lovely. Glad to hear you found some goodies at Purl.

KGLO said...

die, jobjob, die!

Anonymous said...

YAY Elvis costello references!!