Thursday, February 28, 2008

Early days

So, two days into my new job and I am beset by technical problems at my desk. Things will get better, but these first few days of getting to grips with a new computer system are always a bit frustrating. The good news is that I am enjoying dressing up from my refurbished wardrobe and also feel that I will be able to make a difference so that things will run more smoothly - time will tell!

I had a lovely send-off from my old job and was given some wonderful gifts, including some delicious Jo Malone shower gel - lucky me. The polar bear is a little reminder of the fun we've had on the desk there (so sweet!):

Before I started my new job I managed to finish a shawl I have been knitting for a neighbour recently diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer. I know you get cold and need some comfort when you are undergoing chemo so decided that a shawl would be a good gift:

I again used Susan Pierce Lawrence's Forest Canopy Shawl pattern, which is a great stand-by for an easy but very attractive knit. I made the shawl larger than in the pattern, and used about two and a half skeins of Koigu, which was so lovely to knit with - the colour changes as the yarn runs through your hands, and as you make every stitch, are so absorbing to watch and pretty to look at:

Sabine emailed me to let me know that sign-ups for ISE6 are open, so I have signed up for another round - I have been knitting on the Tube and hope that I can keep it up! Let's hope that the tech problems at work are ironed out soon...


Blogger bockstark.knits said...

oh, you will get the hang of things and it will be just great! the shawl is just gorgeous, excellent pattern/yarn combo! and you make me want to join ISE too!!!

12:08 AM  
Blogger SaRi said...

What a lovely send-off present and your shawl is gorgeous - as usual.

Your report on the refurbished wardrobe motivates me to refurbish mine as well. Thanks!

I keep my fingers crossed that you'll sort out the tech problems soon.

9:34 AM  

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