One of my co-workers is having a birthday today. Sometimes I find it rather challenging to work with her because she’s an off-the-charts extrovert and I an on-the-charts-in-the-95th-percentile introvert.
That 95% percentile business is from the Myers-Briggs personality test that’s on the bar graph to the right. My four-letter personality “type” is an ISTJ. I had emailed a similar test to my co-worker a few years ago, an she came out as an ESTJ. You would think that we would get along really well, but I have to tell you that’s just not the case.1 The person at the office with whom I get along best is diametrically opposed to me – an ENFP.2
Despite this conflict personality-wise I have with the Birthday Girl, I thought it would be a good idea to knit her a pair of socks. There are several reasons behind this:
- Every time I wear my Tonks’ Socks, she compliments them, my knitting skills, or the cool self-striping sock yarn.
- She’s had a rough year. Her father passed away not too long ago and her family is, to put it mildly, dysfunctional.
- It would help me get over myself.
So, here they are:
Pattern: Basic Sock Pattern, Ann Budd, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Patterns: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes & Gauges.
Yarn: Opal Rainforest 6-ply. This is a sport weight yarn, and you can fly through a pair of socks. Of course, it took me three months to finish these because I am… uh… easily distracted by other knitting projects.
Size: Woman’s M/L. I hope they fit! I had to sorta/kinda guess.
Needles: US size 2.0 (2.75 mm) Brittany Birch DPN’s.
Mods: None. Even though I do modifications on socks I knit for myself, I needed to follow the generic pattern on this one. Customizing a fit by guess work is not something I wanted to do.
I’ll take them in to work tomorrow. They’re all wrapped and ready to go, along with a sample of Soak wool wash and care instruction sheet. Yep, I’m an ISTJ all right.* * * * *