Friday, May 11, 2007

Smoke on the Water

I'm at work, and as usual, things are going more than a little wrong. At least nothing caught on fire this morning, so we're doing better than yesterday. I'm not talking 'on fire' as in 'hot, hot project'. I'm talking 'on fire' as in 'uninterruptable power supply smouldering on the data center floor'. We're all going to be here until midnight or later tonight, just like last week. We're all also going to be unable to do any work because of various data and network issues, which brings us to the real meat of this post.

Here's the start of Arosa. I'm at 3 1/4 inches on the back. Despite it being kind of crunchy and not exactly silky on the ball, I'm really enjoying knitting with Arosa. It's not at all hard on the hands, and it's so, so shimmery. The contrast yarn came from my big estate sale haul from a couple of years ago. I think it's Lang 'San Remo'. San Remo and Arosa. Resort towns. Maybe this pullover's trying to tell me I need a vacation.

I'm going to knit during every moment that I'm unable to do productive, paid work today. I'll post a quick update tonight when I finally leave. I'm aiming for finishing the back and maybe one of the sleeves. "But Suzanne! Surely you won't have THAT much time!" Oh, you'd be surprised.


Jo said...

I love how the yarn is a little bit shiny - and can't wait to see the finished product ;)

The Kelly Green Rogue said...

Can't wait to see more. It sucks you have to be at work but how cool that you can knit in your down time. I wish I could!

Batty said...

Pretty shiny yarn! The color is lovely, so natural-looking yet interesting.

Fire and computers are bad. At one of Mr. Batty's jobs, there was an issue with somebody attaching the main server to an outlet that was on the same line as a refrigerator, the microwave, the office coffee maker, and one other thing I forget. Also not a good idea, as it turns out.

Hope things calm down for you soon!