Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Don't Get Well Soon!

It seems to me if you're going to take medical leave for a serious operation and tell a knitter that you won't be back until after the New Year, the least you could do is show a little respect and not heal faster. For crying out loud, what's with this "improving better than the doctors expected" crap?

The woman who is sorta my boss at AC Moore (they're hierarchy is one I haven't yet figured out - she hired me, but she's not a manager, and while I think she could fire me, she couldn't fire anyone else...) had pretty serious surgery at the end of October. She told me she wouldn't be back until after the New Year, and so I've had plans to make her a pair of socks (we went through all kinds of fun intrigue and espionage to find out her shoe size without arrousing any suspicion) and also a fair isle hat, along with a card that I hope she's feeling better head to toe (get it?) very soon.

But then she goes and heals faster, and that's just plain rude.

So now it's hat be-damned and I'm knitting socks furiously because SHE"S ALREADY BACK AT WORK! Two weeks early!!! Do you hear me? EARLY! Like a knitter isn't going to be late enough on her own, she has to go and be two freakin weeks early?

Maybe I should kick her in the knee to take her out more thoroughly.

Of course, I forgot to take a photo of what I've got, but I used a Regia ball of solid red for the toe, and a ball of AC Moore yarn (I wanted it to be from AC Moore for her) - Lion Brand's Magic Stripes in this colorway. The reds only match if you look at them from a slight distance, but I figure her feet are at least five feet from her eyes, so I'm safe.

I'll try to get a picture up later tonight, by which time I expect to be through the first heel (I'm on the gussets now and plan on being a rotten employee once the clients leave today, so I should get some good knitting time in...)


Blogger Kim in Oregon said...

Amie...I used that yarn for socks for DH...and even though he has socks made from Mountain Colors and Socks that Rock, those Magic Stripe socks are his favorite and for some reason have been wearing the best. I just bought another ball in the brown/blue colorway to make another pair for him.

You are a nice person to do that for go easy on yourself for not having them done!

12:04 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

Reminds me of the old adage, "If you can read this sign you are too close."

What you've got is coordinating colors...yeah, that's it!

She'll love them!

7:16 AM  

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