Well, Good Afternoon,
I so enjoyed having so much time off during the holidays, but coming back to work has been a madhouse! Crazy/busy...tons of changes at work (systems, procedures) and we all know how DIFFICULT change is. Yesterday I worked over 9 hours straight - no breaks. Today I hope to get out by 4 (I was in at 7:30 and worked through lunch (again). BUT, I don't want to complain. I know I am fortunate to have a job and one that I (mostly) enjoy.
The hard news that I came back to was that the CEO of our company, his two sons, his fiancée and her daughter were all killed in a plane crash New Year's Eve. So terribly sad. This is not the CEO of my company here in the States, but the overall CEO of the entire company based in Europe.
Anyway, on to the knitting which did unravel, but not by my doing. Here is a picture of one of the heels of the pair of socks I gifted Mailing at Christmas:
A bit out of focus which is ok because it is horrible! Not sure how or when this happened. They looked fine when I wrapped them, but I had thrown them in a tote bag with other gifts. I'm thinking that something must have snagged on them and broken a strand of yarn. Darning/repairing is NOT one of my fortes, but I will try tonight to repair this. Colin says she wants the socks with or without the hole, but we can't have that!
My second fingerless mitt is where it stood the other night. Almost finished, but I simply couldn't do any knitting last night...way too tired. Maybe tonight I can repair the sock AND finish the mitt...not positive that will happen though.
I did manage to finish my first book of 2018 last night. I found The Other Einstein to be an enjoyable read. There are a few physicists in my family...I only hope they are nicer/more respectful than Einstein apparently was.
There are some more books on my Kindle from Overdrive, but I think they will disappear in a day or so. I may just stick with the books I got over the holidays and others that I already have on my Kindle. Will let you know what's up next once I start.
Meanwhile, I still have a ton to do before I can get out of here today. Luckily dinner is leftover crab quiche from New Year's Eve, so that will be quick and simple.