I’ve had jury duty this week. I started the week thinking I enjoyed the process and I was not opposed to being on a jury. And then, reality set in. Four days of being called to the courthouse, four days of zero progress, four days of bullshit from lawyers.
Despite the knitting time provided by constant waiting, I’m still rather hostile. Especially because it’s not over and I have to return on Monday. UGH. Not happy.
Instead of focusing on the bullshit that makes me hostile, I’ll focus on the knitting. I was able to knit an entire bulky brioche cowl, so there’s that.
This is two balls of the yarn that shall not be named, in two different colorways. I wish I was knitting with something less squeaky and splitty. Nicer yarn may have improved my attitude. I wasn’t sure about security though. Might as well have it be the yarn from the time out corner get confiscated, if that was necessary. The good news of the week: courthouse security doesn’t mind knitting!
Another bright spot: the colors really look fantastic in brioche! I didn’t like either of these colorways individually. The sum of the parts is certainly greater than the whole, in this case. I’m pleased.
And it was a great way to interact with my fellow
hostages jurors. After day one, people starting coming to check on progress at each break. It’s interesting to see relationships developing in the gallery. Crisis really does bring people together.
The cowl is generously sized so it even pulls down over the shoulders. This yarn really pains me because it’s not bad to wear…how can the process be so horrible but the garment not? I actually think this is going to get some wear.
There’s my courtroom selfies. I was trying to avoid being seen by the bailiffs. They never stopped me from knitting but they were definitely busting people with phones.
While we’re talking FOs from yarn that shall not be named, I finished this scarf a while back. It’s a ‘shawl in a ball’ yarn and this is the recommended pattern. An easy garter stitch boomerang. Again, not a fan of the yarn but the FO doesn’t necessarily reflect that. That’s just how good I am. LOL.
And now, time for work. I’m really happy to be going to work today. Perspective is everything! Happy Friday!