Moving right along to a new technique, the CK knitters have mastered cables.  Cables are one of the easiest knitting decorations to learn, but they look complicated and so pretty.  Again, this is for a our future bracelet line.

In other news, the accountant called in sick this morning and I was worried about him because he lives alone and has no one to take care of him.  Somehow he made it to the office, weak with fever and a massive headache.  Why did he come to the office you ask?  Well, the knitters spent 30 minutes ‘coining’ him.’  This means rubbing Tiger Balm into the skin as hard as you can with the lid of the Tiger Balm (there are no coins in Cambodian currency)  until it turns red.  Children of immigrant parents in Canada and the US are sometimes accused of abusing their children when they appear at school with the red marks.  Now he is lying in a pathetic heap in the stock room, covered in red marks and Tiger Balm.  The knitters will take care of him for the rest of the day.  This is one of those times when the Western manager needs to recognize culture differences and go with the flow.

I’m just glad he has someone to look after him and that the staff are kind enough to help him out.