I really should be going to bed. I have to finish packing my office tomorrow and start the intro meetings with my new team, plus we have a team meeting for which I really honestly planned to have a sharp discussion outlined ahead of time to impress everyone with their new manager’s critical thinking skills, but as I got out of the car Eryka said, “I bet you’re going to go home and update your blog, aren’t you?”
What else was I supposed to do? Especially after we had such a raucous and fun night knitting. Beer and wine were drunk, chocolate cake was eaten, and indeed, much laughter was laughed. It was one of our biggest turn outs ever.
I didn’t try to get pictures of all of the projects - it’s hard in a public place like that - but some of the highlights included Karen’s soon-to-be-felted colorwork bag, Lisa’s very beginning of a shawl (her first knitting in a long time!), and a dynamite tank in a gorgeous green knit up by Annie.
Instead of listing everyone else’s projects (and thereby sidestepping the need to point out that I came home with no progress on my Rivendell socks (for such a simple pattern, I sure managed to make a series of frogworthy mistakes)), I am going to just list everyone and their vocations - to list avocations would take too many kilobytes.
Annie A - nutritionist
Lisa G - pastry chef
Chris - food scientist
Kathy - lawyer and beegirl
Kim - marketer
Leslie - program executive for corporate mentoring group
Kari - pastry chef (yes, we’re that lucky to have two in the group!)
Lisa P - food scientist (sure, we’re lucky to have two of these, too)
Eryka - PR specialist (and blogger - check out Spare Room Knits(TM!))
Karen - civil engineer
Annie M - knitting designer and knitting heretic
Ellen - biochemical engineer
And the folks who didn’t make it tonight are pretty awesome, too.