I finished the first sleeve, successfully attached it to the body of the pink sweater, and am now onto the second sleeve, just finishing the cuff last night. I am starting to like how the sweater is shaping up and figure that even if it is a bit big on Isabel, it's better than being too small. Plus the crayon yarn is just sooo soft.
I was looking through some of my knitting books and found a shawl pattern in Knitter's Stash. Here I had been searching for the flower basket shawl pattern to buy on the net (finding out that that issue is sold out and not one I own) and there was a beautiful lacy shawl pattern in a book I own. Duh! So I cast on for it at work at lunch yesterday, as I apparently cannot handle having only one project to work on at a time. As you can see I didn't get too far, only up to row 15. It is much easier than I thought to knit with the equivalent of thread (knit picks shimmer.) I think I will keep this project at work and make time to work on it daily--I need something to provide a creative outlet and stress relief there!
Work this week was ok overall. I took the kids in my summer program on a trip to a local museum. We were supposed to receive an hour long educational tour, including hands on activitites. The tour sucked. It lasted almost 20 minutes and the kids were bored. There were no so called hands on activites, only framed photographs to see. The nasty security guard followed us around like the kids were criminals and constantly yelled at me and my staff to keep the kids from touching anything. (They weren't touching things--they were obsessed with the actress that they discovered was touring the museum. Tatyana Ali, who played the little sister on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, as the kids informed me. She was very sweet and shook their hands and laughed when one of my kids told her that he is better looking than Will Smith.) The guard was enraged that the kids were "bothering" the actress. They were in the same room with her for maybe five minutes--hardly bothering. Anyway, the trip was a big disappointment and I have since written a letter to the president of the museum requesting a refund for the cost of admission and letting her know that her web site's educational mission needs a bit of updating, since we did not get what they said we would for our money. Live and learn! Yesterday at the program we had a cook-out for the kids--they had a blast. I can't get over how much they eat! I thought I would have too much food--they cleaned me out.
Today I worked half a day and then went needle shopping again. I bought the now famous One Skein Wonder pattern last night and decided to buy new circulars for it, since my only US 8 circ was being used for the Meadow Flowers Shawl. I hit AC Moore, because I had a 40% off coupon. They had one ball winder left in the store, so instead of saving my coupon for a needle, I used it to buy the ball winder. (I bought the needles too!)
I can never have one project, really. I must think of a new name for this affliction, as ADD doesn't quite fit.