I am intrigued by your secret knitting project! I hope you are knitting me a giant gnome, like this one:
It can sit on my couch and creep out any guests who might come over.
I am going to eat cheese and crackers and start reading Bossypants now.
p.s. I agree that it is a shame to go back to work. The highlight of my day was that someone brought in gross-looking, but delicious tiny sausages for the staffroom. I took a picture, but they did not photograph well.