Saturday, September 26, 2009

Leverage

Ugh. Today started out okay, then there was very disappointing news today at noon. Went to the office for an event for one of our programs. Checked the mail. Found out that one of the grant proposals we submitted was not accepted. I now have a $200,000 hole in the budget to fill. Our entire operating budget is $570,000.

About one third of our expected income is not happening. Damn.

I'm also not very happy with the way I broke the news to the staff member who's most affected by this not-happening grant. Gah.

That grant would have paid for all of her salary, and percentages of other staffers' salaries, including my own. Argh.

So I came home and knit and watched an episode and a half of Leverage season one. I am quite enjoying it. I liked Ocean's Eleven and Thirteen (didn't see O12, heard it wasn't all that good) and Leverage is like that.

I say only 1.5 episodes because Husband came home and we went to the gym. I was reading "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" but had to put it down when I got to the point where they were trying to find an investor to keep their business from going under. A little too close to what I'm dealing with at work.

Hence, again, the escapism of shows like Buffy, Dollhouse, and Leverage. Leverage I'm getting through Netflix, and I've requested Angel from the public library. It's ready for pickup.

As loathe as I am to leave the house on Sundays (I love having a day where I don't leave the house at. all.), I may run to the library tomorrow to get Angel. And run over to Knitch to pick out a button for the sweater I finished knitting today!

I still have to wash, block, and weave in ends. And sew on the button and the label that says Hand knit by me. But I'm counting it as done.

Still have 3 works in progress on the needles, but itching to start a new blanket project. WIP run down:
1. mohair shawl on size 11 needles. It's an on again off again project. Started years ago, pulled it out of hibernation just this summer.
2. portable scarf project on size 8 needles.
3. Sunrise Circle Jacket on size 7 needles. I just started it a week ago.

I have 5 skeins of chunky Noro Furisode yarn in colorway 2 that I want to make into a garter stitch blanket. A soothing mindless knit with gorgeous yarn. Perfect for TV watching.

And movie watching. Tomorrow is Can't Stop the Serenity, the fundraiser for Equality Now that shows Serenity on the big screen. A garter stitch blanket is perfect for knitting in the dark.

Okay. Gotta go. I have a blanket to cast on for.

1 comment:

KnitTech said...

Sorry to hear about the loss of income. Hopefully something else will work it's way in.