Okay! The vest is coming along. This is the one from Ann McCauley's new Together or Separate, which Ann made in a nice white. The light doesn't show the yarn well in this photo, but I love the drama of the sunbeams and shadows. Even though this is predominantly ribbing, I've blocked it out pretty hard. It'll spring back: the yarn is Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride, and it will spring back. . . .
It's uncharacteristic of me, but I think I have made almost no modifications in this pattern. (Oh. Except for knitting all the pieces back-and-forth in one, instead of as separate fronts and back.)
The software here burped a few weeks ago and lost all my inventory files, five years' worth. I've been working on reestablishing at least this year's inventory counts, from 12/31/07 forward. The rest is kind of history, but we're heading toward the end of the year and some of my taxes are based on the amount of inventory I have. I avoided all businesses involving inventory for a very long time, but I like books too much and ended up publishing some and here I am, working on inventory counts.
I put the relevant papers into colorful folders to make the task less onerous. Can you imagine if they were gray?
This is challenging enough work even when there are yellow folders involved.
One of my major sales channels changed its software this year (a huge deal, which went amazingly smoothly) and the numbers from the new and old systems don't agree with each other. Sigh. (Maybe it didn't go quite as smoothly as it appeared to.)
Isn't publishing an exciting career choice? Although I'm not at all sure I chose it. I think it came and bushwhacked me.