A nurse who knits…

June 7, 2007

Late pic…

Filed under: Dogs,Knitting,Nursing — yarnnut @ 6:15 pm

I finished Orangina (available on the Glampyre website) oh… about a year ago. I never got to take a pic of it on so here it is. You don’t see my head because I just got out of the shower and my hair is horrible.

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I case you were wondering, I am wearing a black tank top underneath. It’s hard trying to figure out what to wear under such a lacy piece. One of the reasons why I knit it in black. I believe the yarn I used was Petite Mandarin which I bought at Threadbear when I was living in Michigan. If I had to knit it over, I’d knit the ribbing an inch or two longer.I’m still working on the TTV. I’m at 8 inches in to the bottom ribbing. Yeah!!! Almost done. I’ll probably post a pic on Saturday. I have had tons of time off this week. I’m off from Wed thru Sat. I’m going to work out today and tomorrow… gosh, I’m just about the laziest person ever. I did walk 2 miles to my parents house yesterday which I thought was pretty good. Oh well, I can try again today.

Here’s a happy picture

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Waldo’s ears are extremely floppy and are rarely in the correct position.For those who are wondering about my job, I felt really sad on Tuesday. One of my patients was a hospice pt. That’s not the one I was necessarily sad about. I was sad about my 60 year old mentally retarded patient who did not have any family visit him. He had a stroke on Sunday and I had him on Tuesday. I found out from him that he smokes, drinks, and is addicted to crystal meth. I can’t believe the drug dealers. They will even sell to mentally retarded people. But I guess they are the easiest sell, especially when they don’t have anyone looking out for them. This poor patient’s parents died of old age about 20 years ago and he has no one to look after him. I got the case manager involved and they are trying to place him in a group home so he’s not alone anymore. I had to get a sitter for him because he got out of bed, is extremely unsteady, and could not understand how to use the call light. He had had a brainstem stroke which affects his equilibrium. And all the poor guy wanted was more food. He would have lunch then forget he had eaten a few minutes ago. I hope everything works out for him. Whenever I think that life sucks, I need to think of this poor man who is just happy that someone is talking to him and gives him food. Oh… then if that’s not all, he had a wound on his leg that was draining. I asked him how long he had it and he said 20 years. I had it cultured and he has methacillin resistant staph aureus or MRSA. What else can happen to the poor guy.



  1. That top is beautiful! And the tank seems to work really well under it. The dog is darling–and I’m not ever a dog person.

    I’ll keep you patient in my thoughts. I’m so glad your path crossed with his and that he’s getting some kindness and attention.

    Comment by sarah-hope — June 7, 2007 @ 9:44 pm | Reply

  2. I agree—the top is beautiful and it flatters you. I’m terribly brave about lace tops—I’d have simply worn a black bra under it, heh!

    Currently I’m working on what feels like a zillion knitted baby sweaters and blankets for my pregnant co-workers. (So far, 4 sweaters, one blanket done.) And then yesterday I cranked up the Incredible Sweater Machine and knocked out a camouflage yarn baby blanket (to match a camouflage yarn baby sweater), but I’ve still got to do a hand-crocheted border on it. I’m debating on what kind of border but I may do my special “mock crochet ribbing” border.

    I LOVE the picture of the dog. He looks EXACTLY like my mother’s dog, including that sweet expression on his face. I love those dogs. (However, I had a patient once who had a little weenie dog like that and he bit me in the leg when I stuck his owner for a blood draw–and so I don’t particular love HIM ….)

    Comment by A Bohemian Road Nurse — June 8, 2007 @ 2:15 am | Reply

  3. I really need to try the Petite Mandarin yarn. Your orangina is fabolous.

    Comment by Susan Davis — June 8, 2007 @ 4:53 pm | Reply

  4. It looks beautiful!! Love it in black!

    Comment by adrienne — June 9, 2007 @ 3:41 am | Reply

  5. Cute top! I’ve joined your nurses ring by the way 🙂

    Comment by Ann — June 10, 2007 @ 3:01 am | Reply

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