October 17th, 2009

The Librarian

Short weekend

Survived the annual mandatory working Saturday today (we get an extra day off between Xmas and New Year's in exchange for this) ... while a one-day weekend goes by far too quickly, a day of getting stuff done uninterrupted by phone calls and emails from clients and/or and sales reps (ours) is very rewarding ... barely even had any co-worker contact as everyone was in focused-on-getting-things-done mode ... very nice. Started and finished a hellbatch today (a cartful of single copies/problems/original cataloguing ... time-consuming, but the high-priced customer invoice it will end up as makes it all worthwhile) and also managed to squeeze in a ton o' authority updating (related to the hellbatch books) and made up a nice relaxing graphics batch set up to start on first thing Monday morning (mostly hardcovers, so another pretty invoice ... yay!)

Tomorrow's schedule is officially 100% goofing off. :-)
The Librarian

Hmmmmm

Wow! Two issues in a row! The fall Vogue Knitting is once again mostly wearable-by-humans items rather than objects that give the impression that the designer was so overcome by technique (and possibly drugs) that they forgot what they were making. But some of the "WHY?" factor lingers on, even if in tamer form ... take a look at the third photo in the second row. Yep, a short-sleeved hoodie with fur trim. Ever so practical for maintaining the tan on your arms on those sunny frigid days. ;p There's also the mandatory snugly-fitted mini-poncho designed to flip up over your face if you raise your arms (second photo in the third row ... do not wear while driving), but other than that, the rest are ... clothes! Real clothes!

Gotta love the feedback effect of a massive online fibre arts community (Ravelry) that lets the world know exactly what kind of patterns are being made and which are being ignored ...

Okay ... Caesar salad & pizza just arrived so I no longer have to kill time in this shallow and frivolous way ... YUM!!!