Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Nothing Up My Sleeve..

We are back on schedule here at Sheepish Annie's House Of Knitting And General Mayhem.  After falling off the rails a bit last week due to a rather poorly timed headache, I returned to my regularly scheduled participation in the Summer Of Compensatory Knitting Socialization (S.O.C.K.S.) program.  The curriculum is rigorous and, while a sick day is allowed every now and again, it is not encouraged.  If I am going to spend my winters knitting in solitude and losing all ability to interact with the human race, then I must use the summers to re-learn all this stuff.  That's just how it is.

Plus, what with being a knitting group and all, it's a really good place to go knit.  I wasn't knitting a sock, though.  I don't know exactly what it was I was knitting, but I can say for certain that it wasn't a sleeve.  Nope.  Not a sleeve.  Because that would imply that I was working on The Thing That Will Never Grow Up To Be a Sweater and that I was doing so in full view of the public.  This is really just spitting in the face of The Blog Sweater Curse that has so plagued me the last few years and I would never do such a thing.

I admit only that it was a tube with a cuff and that there is another one sitting in the knitting basket waiting to be attached to a bigger tube.  That's all I'm saying.

It was nice to be back at The Yarn Sellar after missing out last week.  Attendance was impressive and extra chairs were needed.  There were just oodles of opportunities for being socialized!  

As pleased as I was to be back in the knitting community again, not everyone was as thrilled by my decision to leave the house.  There are those who find this to be rather upsetting, traumatic even.



Separation Anxiety doesn't know from sleeves.  

I'm looking into maternity leave from my teaching position for the fall.  I don't see any way I can go back to work.  I'm sure they will understand...

SA

13 comments:

Beth said...

Oh, look at that sweet face! No wonder you're in love. :)

Kath said...

Ohhh that is such a sad little face! Yeah, I'd have trouble walking away from that one too.

Mia said...

so cute. he obviously wants his mommy to buy a baby sling so she can carry him with her everywhere she goes...

Julie said...

I think all you have to do is show that sad wittle kitty face to the powers that be and your maternity leave will be approved immediately!

If that doesn't work, couldn't your classroom use a class pet?

Donna Lee said...

I was going to ask what he's going to do when you go back to work, but I see that you've got that under control. If the maternity leave thing is not approved, I forsee problems for BFK. AGK will probably irritate the heck out of her all day.

trek said...

"Separation Anxiety doesn't know from sleeves"

There is no sleeve.

Keep telling yourself (and us) that.

There is no sleeve.

Anonymous said...

I love the AGK!

-Neatnik

Cursing Mama said...

I assume there was tuna - premium tuna - given in exchange for your absence. What a sweet sweet widdle boy.....

kmkat said...

Re: things that are not sleeves. In your passion for not knitting sleeves, remember that two (2) things that are not sleeves is the maximum number required.

Poor baby AGK.

Ronni said...

Oh, the poor wittle baby. Obviously the solution, since the BFK is unlikely to help ease the situation, is to get the AGK another playmate to keep him occupied while you are away...

Jeanne said...

So AGK is going back to school with you, right? Clearly, this is the only acceptable solution. Because how could you possibly function if you are to be subjected to such a sad, forlorn face greeting you upon your arrival every evening? LOL!

Knitting Linguist said...

How can you resist that face? Maternity leave it the only option.

Karen said...

How can you leave that face? Maybe you can take him to work with you...