I do. I don’t know why I do but I just do. With regards to my Charlotte’s Web Shawl that I started on 11/1/2007. I’m up to row 70 and I’m not using any lifelines right now. I know that this may bite me in the butt later but I’m feel like living on the edge. I am into the third color of Koigu now and am loving the process of knitting this shawl. The yarn is like “butta”. I was KIPing and a woman asked me if I was knitting with cashmere yarn. I wish!!! I’m now a bride on a budget. Sooo yarn is probably going to be bought seldomly until after the wedding. I have no idea when the wedding is going to be if anyone is wondering. That will be decided after I figure out the budget. So… without further delay, here’s a progress pic of Charlotte.
Right now it looks like a bunch of limp noodles. It’s amazing what blocking will do for lace though to open it up.
I met with my knitting meetup group this morning and worked on the Vintage Baby Blanket edging. I finally got the one side done. I just have 3 more to go. My group is working on knitting or crocheting 8 inch squares which they will join to make blankets for San Diego Fire victims. So I will be doing some squares this week. They would like either acrylic or wool blend squares. I’ll have to search thru my stash to find the yarn but I’ll at least do a few to contribute to the effort. Here’s a link to their website if you would like to help out. The organizer is a good friend of mine who is always thinking of ways to help make the world a better place.
This picture came out really fuzzy but you get the idea. I loved knitting this blanket because it’s not as boring as your typical blanket pattern but the flower petals came out a bit wonky. And the yarn is acrylic so I don’t think the wonkiness will block out or steam out. Oh well, I didn’t want to get a nonmachine washable blanket to a baby who would spit up or poop on it.
In other news, I started my new job at Mary Birch this week. Yeah!!! I’m a labor and delivery nurse finally. This week, I just oriented but next week, I’ll start getting some experience on the floor. They have us doing skills like IV’s, admits, watching deliveries, observing C-sections in the OR, etc… I won’t get to meet my preceptor for 2 more weeks so I won’t get patients until then. The rest of the ladies in my preceptee group are really sweet and I think I’m going to enjoy going thru this training with them. I cannot work extra shifts for 6 months to a year at this job. They want us to be self sufficient before allowing us to work extra so I’m going to work some extra shifts with my old floor from now until December. Gotta save up for my dress!
I hope everyone is starting to get back to normal after the fires. Here’s a picture of Waldo, just because.