A nurse who knits…

November 3, 2007

Do you feel lucky???

Filed under: Dogs,Knitting,Nursing — yarnnut @ 8:29 pm

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.
Charlotte's Web
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.

Baby Blanket
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.



  1. the shawl is looking great so far! I love the colors! *fingers crossed* on the life line 🙂

    Comment by Bobbi — November 4, 2007 @ 12:56 am | Reply

  2. That vintage baby blanket looks great so far. I might have to get that pattern to make for my god-daughter.

    Comment by Susan — November 5, 2007 @ 5:26 pm | Reply

  3. There’s plenty of time in life to buy yarn and plenty of yarn to buy. But you only get one wedding dress – it will be worth the sacrifice!
    Your new training sounds exciting. I can’t imagine IV’s and baby deliveries, I’m still working on bed baths, assessments and enemas!

    Comment by CPAKnit — November 5, 2007 @ 6:48 pm | Reply

  4. I’m using some koigu just now in a colorwork beret and am just loving it.

    Comment by sarah-hope — November 8, 2007 @ 11:58 pm | Reply

  5. Really good and really interesting post. I expect (and other readers maybe :)) new useful posts from you!
    Good luck and successes in blogging!

    Comment by WildKid — November 27, 2007 @ 11:16 am | Reply

  6. There’s an IBCLC at Mary Birch named Ginny Baker who is AWESOME. She is also a childbirth educator. If you can spend some time shadowing her, it would be well worth it. I’ve been taking her online lactation course and it’s amazing.

    Good luck on L&D.

    Comment by Alison — December 6, 2007 @ 6:37 am | Reply

  7. Very interesting and helpful post.
    I add your blog in my Google Reader! 😉

    Comment by Sanchez — February 28, 2008 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

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