Thank you all for your condolences. The funeral was really a heart breaking event, and something I don't ever look forward to doing again. I understand the point that the living should be joyous for the dead who are now no longer suffering, but rejoicing...however the tears that well in our eyes don't understand that concept. Now I have to make sure to hold my grandmother in my prayers. She would have been married to my grandfather 50 years come March 3rd.
I returned to work Wednesday and have had a whirlwind week. My annual review was Thursday and I felt it was quite painless in comparison to my three month review. Not surprisingly, my negative feedback (or "room to improve") from co-workers was in regards to how I react under pressure. If only I could take 5 minutes to knit when I'm behind or a patient arrives 11 minutes late for their 15 minute appointment with expectations to be seen....I bet a few rows of stockinette stitch would calm me right down. Realistically, I find this a hard thing to work on. If any of you have some practical advice for me on how to zip my lips and keep a smile in times of chaos - please, I'm all ears.
In knitting news, I have finished my silent auction donation for the Junior League.
It went from this:
To this (felted):
The white spikes have softened a bit and it actually looks quite nice. I wonder how much it will earn?
I'm still plugging along on Clapotis and should be able to finish this weekend. I'm also finishing the toe on a second sock just now. Next week I have a class in lace knitting - I can't wait!