Just a place where I can sit and write my thoughts on my newest passion. . . . . knitting. Hopefully, I will better document my progress throughout knitting and get in touch with others as obsessed as I am!

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

I really HAVE been knitting.

Really, no lie. I just haven't had the time to get the camera out to put it on here. So here is a post to catch everybody up on what's going on in knittingnurse land. First, I started a new project (shock, dismay, disbelief!). I am currently working on ZARA. Yeah! I saw this recently and thought 'this is my winter sweater project' woo hoo! I am using Reynold's Blizzard in color 641 (the bright pink). I am altering the pattern so that I can work the body and sleeves in the round until I get to the shoulder shaping. I think I will then place the body onto 2 circs to do the shaping and add the sleeves that way. Whaddya think? So far it's working out OK. I got gauge on try #1 (yeah) but I had to frog my medium and cast on for the large. I still think it might need some good blocking to fit as slouchy as on the picture. We'll see. Thankfully it is a bulky yarn and a fast knit. Pics would not really do much right now. I'll post when I get past the middle of the body portion, kay? :-P

OK, so what else have I been working on? Well, I have made 2 more baby caps. Another one in white with blues and now I am working on my "2 peas in a pod" hats. My officemate has a cousin who is expecting twins. I am going to make her a set of caps, one green with white accents and then a mirrored white with green accents. #1 is done and I will be starting number 2. So, here's what the first one looks like:

My officemate says her cousin isn't find out the sexes so the green and white was appropriate (plus it works in my whole 'peas in a pod' motif).

What else might you ask has this little nurse been doing? WELL (I am really psyched about this one) I finally finished the little black beaded knit bag that I was making! SEE?

She's so pretty and dainty and she looks like something you would find in an antique store. I finished her at my sit and knit and one of the girls said "She's just perfect for a girl to carry her . . . . . .MILK!" I said "WHAT?" and she went on to explain that all a girl needs when she goes out is her MILK. Money, Identification, Lipstick and Keys! How cute is THAT? Has anyone else ever had that before? I certainly hadn't but I love it. Tee hee!

She obviously still needs her little strap but that won't be anything now that the body is done and on the clasp. Yeah. DH is going to have to take me and her out on the town!

Lastly, I wanted to say that I have been selected as one of 41 employees at my hospital to be sponsored as a Red Cross Volunteer to aid in the whole Katrina Disaster. When all this happened many of us in the hospital NEEDED to go and do something. The hospital looked into it and then sent out forms asking for volunteers. 41 applied and were accepted (they needed to be sure that no one department would be dangerously short-staffed). We are all going to get our mandatory training for the Red Cross & vaccinations and be paid to do so. Red cross will supply the transportation and lodging but the hospital will also pay us our full wage and benefits while we are there. Only 4 of us will be gone at a time but we will be called for up to 2 weeks of volunteering. Just went to the informational meeting tonight. Have to do my training and vaccinations no later than November 1st. I will keep you all posted on that. We can be called to serve for ANY disaster but the hospital was pretty sure that the RC would be using us for the Katrina effort. Again, more details will come as I know more.

Lastly, for all my internet buddies being affected by Rita, I am praying for you and yours. My heart goes out to you all and I hope that God keeps you safe in his hands. Stay well and keep us posted.

I'll close with a gratuitous DS shot (at last friday nights HS football game with some of his buddies. Go DEMONS!)


At 11:10 PM , Blogger amylovie said...

Aren't you the busy beaver!! Cute stuff.

Thanks for the kind words. As of right now, we are going to ride it out. If the power goes out for more than 2 or 3 days, I'm outta here. Texas + no AC= fugettaboutit

At 1:53 PM , Blogger Amy said...

So happy you found yarn for your sweater! And how cool is your volunteering? I'm so proud to be your friend ; )

At 1:17 PM , Blogger Lolly said...

That purse is amazing! What a pretty knit--so unique, so vintage. I just love it! Beautiful work on it ;)

At 11:45 AM , Blogger Denise said...

Wow, I thought I was of the few that would knit a tiny purse. I've never heard of MILK before.

I thought she was talking about milk money for a school girl. But, that would really be telling my age.

Your hospital is paying your full wage to go, that is really something. I so miss being a nurse.


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