More Happiness

In real life, things have moved beyond hectic to downright f*cking crazy!
I came in to work yesterday to find my boss's office completely empty. Turns out he decided against renewing his contract and didn't bother to tell me. Now, it's supposed to be him, me, two computer scientists, two research analysts, and two grad assistants. Right now, it's just me! I have no staff and no boss!
I'm xanaxed out right now to keep sane for today. The CEO is supposed to talk to me about the "situation" but I don't know when that's going to happen. I'd love to take his job and build my own staff, but I have a nasty feeling they have someone pegged for the job. If it turns out they do want someone, and that someone doesn't have more research experience than I do, I'm going to go on a job search myself. I don't have the desire or time to teach someone about higher-level research and statistical methods, which is what we do.
To add to the crazy, I'm sewing G a Maid Marian costume for Halloween, which would be ok, but she wants it done for her birthday party this Sunday. I've got the pattern pinned up, but haven't started cutting yet. It's a lot of fabric!
But I promised happiness, didn't I? Well, I was inspired by Rhoda to make a scarf with an "accidental" plaid pattern. I didn't want to bother with the cables on Besotted and I noticed some people got similar effects with the My So-Called Scarf pattern.
I bought myself some Patons Classic in "Harvest" and got busy. The pattern is super easy to memorize and the yarn is so soft and squishy, I have a hard time putting it down. Here's what I'm getting so far:

Sorry about the phone photo. I have better ones, but they're at home.
Here's another so you can see the argyle better.

It's not plaid, but I totally love it. This might be the first knitted object I actually keep for myself!
Thanks Rhoda, for the inspiration!


g-girl said...

wow! I love it! It looks great!