A nurse who knits…

October 17, 2006

Don’t you hate it when…

Filed under: Knitting,Nursing — yarnnut @ 8:34 pm

it feels like you’re going to run out of yarn. I’m working on the Oat Couture Ruana (the one I’m calling “the ruana all the cool kids are knitting”) and I’m almost done with the right front piece. I chose a worsted weight yarn but knitting on the bulky weight yarn directions as suggested byRob. The sample that I saw in his shop over the summer was huge on me. I’m so short I should have gotten away with knitting it the way he suggested. The pattern calls for 980 yards of bulky weight yarn. So, I got 4 skeins of this Mountain Colors merino ribbon that had 245 yards. Just enough to knit it. But I’m getting nervous… It’s a handpainted yarn so even if Threadbear had more of it, I don’t know if I’d get the same dye lot. I’ll have my fingers crossed.

In other news, it’s getting down to the wire on the NCLEX prep. It’s next week and I’m furiously studying. Can’t you tell? But it’s hard working and studying at the same time. Keep your fingers crossed for this too.

I always have an interesting time at work. I wish I could post about it here but I wonder if that would be against HIPPA laws. Maybe if I change the circumstances and not mention names. I did have a really good moment when I worked on Sunday. I discharged a patient to go home who had been in the hospital for 2 days. I had taken care of him on Saturday and Sunday and when I shook his hand and wished him luck, he asked me to bend down and he gave me a kiss on the cheek and said that he wished me luck on my test because I’m going to be a great nurse. My heart swelled that day and made me glad that I was his nurse. So… there was nothing in here about what was wrong with him or what his treatment was or even who he was. I hope I’m covered.:) If anyone knows if this violates any laws, let me know.



  1. you are safe, you just relayed a touching moment and there was no hippa violation. those are the stories that keep nurses sane and coming back for more. i once cared for a women when i worked for hospice and a few years later when i saw her husband at a local resturant he came over and gave me the biggest bear hug i’ve ever gotten.
    good luck on the nclex, your patient was right, you will be a great nurse.
    i’ll be thinkin about you.

    Comment by susan — October 18, 2006 @ 2:56 am | Reply

  2. i mean woman

    Comment by susan — October 18, 2006 @ 2:57 am | Reply

  3. As long as you don’t leak any potential identfying information, you are safe. Sharing the ups of my clients with colleagues, family, and friends is why I love what I do. HIPPA can’t steal your ablility to pat yourself on the back for a job well-done. Good lucj with your test (and the yarn ;))

    Comment by kristi and otis — October 18, 2006 @ 4:07 pm | Reply

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