Happy Birthday to me! And I finished a sock,,,, finally!
Yup thats right. Its my birthday today. 46 years on this earth. And its been a quiet on too, pretty much. Off from work for my birthday (contractual, lol), a guiet breakfast out. Some fireplace junk shopping in preparation of the possible cold winter ahead. A birthday iced coffee of course! Dinner out and nothing short of time to relax today and tonite! The way a birthday should be!
Now on to the sock (sock = one of two pair,,, a second one about to be started).
Still, this in itself was a herculean effort on my part, lol. I've attempted socks two times prior. Got to the toe decreases and then lost the socks, sigh. So with the fact I've finished one complete sock,,,,,I am just so full of myself right now!
I used Colinette Jitterbug in the Mardi Gras colorway,,, 1 skein is enough for a pair so we shall see. The only thing, when I made and finished the toe, I used a 3 needle bindoff,,, when I now see I should have used the Kitchner bindoff. Still its a sock. Its my sock,,, that I made. Its all mine!
Other knitting has been a shawl I have started. In stockinette using Tweedledum (Patons?, I have to check),,,Its progressing slowly but nicely!
Work has been exhausting. It really is easier in one sense,, doing express driving. On the other hand there is one thing,,, traffic. And plenty of it. I've incurred more overtime for coming back to the depot late due to traffic than I have the past 3 years of driving. We'll see how nice my next paycheck looks.
Friday was my 19A medical,,,, a federally mandated one. I passed and now my med re-check is slated for 9/27 which gives me time to get my butt in gear for it. For this medical I had to report after my run in the morning. I got into the depot late, hightailed it to the train to go to downtown Brooklyn. Got to medical about 1120am,,, they started tests about 2:00pm, cut me loose at 4:50pm,,, and when I called my depot to let them know,,, I was informed I had to go back to the city, get my bus and do some other work. So,,, in a nutshell my working day started at about 7am and ended 9:15pm. Lets just say I passed out once I got home from work at 1130pm!
TMI CONTENT! Dont worry no pictures!
And the wonderful present I gave myself for my bday! A boil! Not just an ordinary boil, a really stupendous birthday boil, sigh. Can we say hard boiled egg sized?
Inside of my leg in the crease of the thigh,, BIG SIGH, lucky lucky me. I think I'm calling in sick,,, my best friend through the day has been a big ole hot wet compress!
So I guess casting on for the 2nd sock is in order,, I'll have time to work on it.