I, as a Maryland state employee, am required to take 4 hours unpaid leave every two weeks for several months because the idiots in charge don't know how to manage our money. Now I (and most other state employees) have to "allow" the state to keep part of the money they promised to pay me very week. I decided to make this a little more palatable by staying home in the snowy weather yesterday - 4 hours furlough time and 4 hours work at home time. I saved the commute (one hour each way) and got to watch the snow fall all day. DH and I walked in the falling snow and had a great time. I am actually very productive at home - not as many interruptions - and so I was able to finish the work that I had hoped to complete in my 4 hours work at home. I so enjoyed watching the snow fall outside the window. I have no windows at work, either.
Work continues on the vest, but no photos have been taken. The vest is stockinette and curls a lot. It will need a strong edging to keep it straight for wearing.
The MD Terps socks are moving along nicely, too. We are going up to NY this weekend to visit Mom and I hope to get a few hours of knitting in on the drive there and back. Maybe the socks will be finished by the time we get home!
Next time I will tell you about the new pattern I purchased and my plans for it and a shawl to be knit soon.
I plan to make next week a spinning week. I need to get back into the swing of spinning and I just don't seem to get to it. If I do a whole week of spinning instead of knitting, I hope to get back in the groove. Then, possibly, I can return to my previously successful 10-20 minutes of spinning every day. I miss spinning.
That's it for now. Stay warm and knit away.