I present: New Job look for January 9, 2008! Oh, the curiousity and delight I left in my wake as I commuted to and from work.
In knitting news, after the holiday present rush it's been nice to finish up some small projects. These baby shoes, for example, presents for upcoming baby showers my mom will be attending:Or the Slate socks, really so lovely:
Receiving a giant box of Rowan in the mail isn't bad either. There are some pretty serious sale prices at Jimmy Beans Wool; I got the yarn to make an Anise from New Shapes (I knew I needed to make one after I saw this one on Flikr. Wow!!! I ordered Big Wool Fusion for mine in a light grey (which I've noticed is now sold out), since the marled colors look so nice.
I'm also going to make Bark, a crochet pattern from Rowan Magazine 38 that I overlooked many times due to the overwrought nature of the photo shoot. In a shocking turn of events, I'm making it in the very colors and very yarn called for in the pattern. Rowan... per specifications!
I appreciate everyone's comments on my previous post. The design I'm working up will be available in bust sizes 30 to 54 inches, because WHY NOT. It's a simple design and a matter of simple math. I understand the difficulty of sizing up/down patterns with a lot of cables or complex colorwork, but the simpler stuff? WHY NOT. No one should have to slim down or "eat a sandwich" in order to look good in their handknits. If I had a dollar for every time I was told to eat or even offered a sandwich, well, I wouldn't be working at New Job, as Fine as it is.