A couple of weeks ago I received a promotion at work. I celebrated by gifting myself a few things I've been eyeballing recently.
One of my local knitting shops, The Altered Stitch, recently started carrying Hedgehog Fibres. I dropped by last Friday to check it out and walked out with a skein of Skinny Singles in 'Fly'. I honestly didn't really look too hard at the base of the yarn and assumed I'd just make a pair of socks with it. I think instead that I'll knit a slouchy hat with it.
Last time I hiked up to the Griffith Observatory, I fell in love with a button shirt with rockets on it as well as a pair of atom earrings. I exercised discipline and didn't bring either home with me. Last Saturday we made the hike again with friends and this time I exercised absolutely no discipline. Did I mention the promotion came with a pay increase? Here is a photo of all three.
I'm grateful that I have such a wonderful career job and that I managed to get it so soon after graduating. I look forward to doing and learning more as an analytical chemist.
Meanwhile, I'm working on Parallax.
I picked up the pattern and yarn at Vogue Knitting Live in Pasadena last April. This is double knitting - which I didn't know how to do when I purchased everything, but the book and YouTube taught me everything I need to know. I've completed one repeat and love watching the colors change. I have nineteen more repeats to go, so this is a big project. I may work on a small project on the side.
If you're interested in this pattern, you can learn more on its Ravelry pattern page.
Oh, and I also bought Rimworld. It's been a hilarious game so far.