After having spied this collection of surly cross stitch kits, cards and related items I was excited to see that Julie Jackson published a book of her Subversive Cross Stitch patterns. Certainly not your grandmom's book of patterns! Amazon mailed the book at exactly the perfect time for me, after the hell at work when I was feeling particularly snarky. My first design is a word one of my coworkers frequently uses, making me laugh every time. The little bees are a nice touch. This has been a nice break from knitting.
Tonight Chris and I are going to a football game: Eagles vs. The Steelers. There is a 40% chance of rain and umbrellas are banned from the stadium. I am hoping that if it does rain, it is just a shower. I am bringing my knitting because I really hate football and will need something to keep me busy. The game is a preseason one, but apparently the "big time" players will be in at least half the game. That means nothing to me, but to football fans, it's a big thing. We've never been to Lincoln Financial Field, the Eagles new home since last year, I think, so it will be fun to see the new stadium.
I am officially on vacation today through Labor Day. I have done a dance of joy. This break comes at the end of a very stressful summer and week from hell (ok, two days in the office of hell, since Monday and Tuesday were in Lancaster and lots of fun.) Thankfully my knitting girls kept me sane Wednesday night--I've never laughed so hard. Knitting group has become a type of support group/group therapy.
The jaywalker sock is still incomplete. Ugh. I think it will go to the game with me.