Or at least some of it. A key person on the management staff of my company (and one I worked with most closely) up and quit yesterday. It was a shock to everybody except me - I'd had the weirdest little flash on Friday that this was coming. I can't even say why, she had never so much as hinted about it to me, I just remember looking at her last week and thinking, "She's going to quit." I didn't know when, but I felt it coming. She was the head of our department, and our department is a big chunk of the corporate staff. So this week is all about regrouping and figuring out what this will mean in terms of our operations. It may ultimately be a good thing. I'm not concerned about my job's existence but I'm somewhat concerned about what direction it will take, and I hope I have some control over it. I had two people tell me they'll kill me if I leave, they need me too much, so I'm not worried, just wondering what changes this will bring.
Meanwhile, in a rare convergence of the career planets, there are multiple construction litigation openings on Career Builder, and one of them is with the firm I interned with in the 80s. I've stayed friendly with the partner I worked for then and we've worked on matters together in the years since. I'm tempted to pick up the phone and call him, but I really want to get out of the paralegal role so I think I'll ride this job and see where it takes me.
But ooooh, I wound the Lion and Lamb last night, and I am IN LOVE. The colors that look kind of pool-y (if it isn't a word, it should be) in the skein blend delicately when it's wound, and I can't wait to start working with it. I wanted to cast on the Clapotis immediately but I restrained myself. Tonight I have nothing else on the agenda.
I almost asked the Internet for suggestions on a pattern for the Blue Heron cotton, but realized that I already have it. I have approximatly eleventy-gajillion patterns I've collected over the past several years and I'm finally getting around to finding the right yarn for some of them. I am a lace novice cursed with a gnat-like attention span, so I want something easy. A four-row repeat is my idea of "just right." In this case, I also want the yarn to do the talking, because the Blue Heron colors are so rich and dramatic, a busy pattern would be too much. So I went into my archive of patterns and in no time found: Charlotte's Easy Lace Shawl. I will probably cast on both and work on them in stages - we're already getting past Clapotis season here but that shawl would be in season year-round.
Special Knitting Olympics results: Three hats and half a sweater. I've set my own mailing date at June 1, a month before the Dulaan due date, and I intend to have at least a half dozen hats and two small sweaters in that box.