Friday, February 22, 2008

Factory Knits

My Uzume socks are coming along really well. Between the beautiful pattern by the late Momma Monkey, and the great knitting technique by Mellisa Morgan Oakes, these will be my absolutely favorite pair of socks!

These socks have also been a perfect distraction from all the crap that is going on here at work. Since I started working here I have hated contract time. These contract negotiations have been the worst of all. The auto industry is in such a bad state that we have no idea what we may end up with when the dust settles. Our deadline is Monday at midnight, and the rumors of a strike appear to be true. Nedless to say I'll be spending the weekend making sure I'm prepared for whatever Tuesday morning may hold for me. I'll either be walking a picket line or trying to decide if our union needs to go back into negotiatons.

Wish us luck. We're going to need it!


Lil Knitter said...

I can see why those will be your favorite socks...very nice.

Good luck with the job situation...wishing the best for you.

*If you do have to picket...wear one of those awesome T-shirts. :)

Larjmarj said...

Oh crap..........

Socks are looking good! Can you knit and picket at the same time?

AnnieMouse said...

Yikes. Let us know if there's anything we can do for you. You really are doing a beautiful job with the Uzume's, too!

Khadijha Caitlin said...

Hang in there!