Monday, April 30, 2012

Sorry to drop off with the design progress like that.   I've been doing a lot of writing and charting this past week, and very little actual knitting took place after All The Math.  Sometimes my brain is just done, and a particular bit of neckline logic had me pissed at the entire craft for a day or so.

 However, the good news about figuring it out is that the things that were on my needles might someday find their way to your needles.   Bad thing is that I have barely knit a stitch in days. But today, both of the writing projects have slid to the side of the desk that means I don't have to touch them today, and some lovely cormo cables are about to be cast on.

So, in lieu of actual knitting, I figure it's time to share one of my favorite things about my new town.   Faux Working.  

I don't know about the rest of you out there who work from home, but the thing I miss the most about my old career is having co-workers.  A buddy to talk to and an excuse not to be wearing pajamas. And honestly, having another person in the room makes me work more, not less.   I tend to stay off Twitter and Facebook, and that noontime What Not to Wear doesn't taunt me at all if there's somebody nearby.  

Here's where I was last Thursday, and most of Planters Punch was written at this lovely dining room table, which is totally not mine.  It's Jenna's. And it's conveniently located about a half block from my house.

Do you see that fireplace right there?  It's cozy.  I might like her dining room better than mine, in fact.

But we trade off, so here's Jenna at my dining room table.  (She's cold since our fireplace doesn't work.)  

You only see her hands, since I promised not to blog any pictures of her. She's in publishing, and has no desire to become part of the knitting blog world.   As you can tell by the crap on both our tables, coffee and lunch are definitely part of the deal, as is conversation and some background music. It's pretty awesome.  We may be in the midst of recruiting a third faux worker, too.  She works in finance, but is also computer-contained, geographically desireable (you can see both the other houses from mine!), and fun to be with.  Not sure what her fireplace situation is, but I'm thinking there is one in the living room...
The only downside is that this is a 9-2 workday.

Cocktail hour has to be scheduled separately.

We've been playing with gin and tonics this week.   

My husband's new thing is to add a little pickle juice and lime to his. I think that's all kinds of gross.
Mine gets muddled cucumber, lime, and a few drops of Peychaud's bitters, which is obviously much tastier. 



QuiltedSimple said...

That definitely sounds better than working by yourself:)

Hubby said...

It's like a dirty martini. Not gross at all!

Thea said...

:-) OK, but I still promise I won't steal yours.

Turtle said...

not a dirty martini girl here (too salty) so i agree with the gross factor, though a good G&T is one of my fav's! I adore a good tom collins best though, still love your muddled cuke collins!

Sue said...

Pickle juice does not sound good, but I really like the idea of muddled cucumber, lime and Peychaud's. I will have to try that!

janna said...

I shouldn't admit this, but I probably like pickle juice more than gin; however, I don't drink either! And Jenna's fireplace (and chandelier) are great!

Ellen Mason said...

This post has prompted me to import a friend and make her sit at my damn table with her laptop. It's a week away and a 3 hour drive, but it's going to happen. And we may as well try the pickle juice, too. Thought you should know.