I had resigned from my beloved job about a month ago for several personal reasons. So on Tuesday, my good friends from work took me out for a yummy lunch at , and then they organized a decadent homemade dessert party. YUM! At lunch, I gave my friends special gifts that I made for them.
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We’re all showing off our knitted items. L to R: Kim is wearing the seafoam stitch scarf that I made her a while back. This time, I made her a short version of the “Liana” out of hand-painted cashmere/merino yarn. I made Carmen an neckwarmer ascot from a 50/50 alpaca and merinp wool yarn. I don’t know if you can see it, but I encorporated dropped stitches into the pattern. Pamila got a lacy merino scarf that I call “Honeycomb” which I knitted then dyed in shades of red, salmon and pink. I’m wearing my clapotis that made back in March.
Poor Matt didn’t understand why his hat had sticks attached to a cord in the design, and was still attached to the ball of yarn. ha! Aubrey had borrowed my dpns so I couldn’t finish off Matt’s hat. (I finished tonight a knitting group – yay!) His hat is knit from a cappucino colored 50/50 soy/wool yarn accented by a super soft light green 100% alpaca yarn. I personally think Matt should start a new trend by wearing hats with a circular needle stuck in and a ball of yarn still attached. Tres chic!
The pics below are from the decadent dessert party. click to enlarge.
Left: (ccw) Maria, Matt, me, Carmen. I taught (or tried to teach) all 3 of them to knit. Maria is currently working on a sampler afghan, Matt did some wonderful drunk knitting at our staff training, and Carmen just couldn’t do it. Right: Anastasia works in one of our remote offices, so I actually don’t see her that much, but I taught her to knit too! Her last project was trying to make a scarf out of a legwarmer knit kit she got at Target, of all places.
Kim and Suzi posing with the gifts the office got me. They got me a GORGEOUS arrrangement of orchids, hydrangeas, curly tulips, monkey tails, and some other lovely fillers. The phallic-looking thing next to Suzi is an amaryllis plant that my former supervisor got me.
I will miss all these people and friends, but not that damn commute!