Saturday, July 31, 2004

Sorry it has been a few days since I posted. Things have been hectic! Completed my First Aid trainning, now it's on to CPR on Thursday and that is taken care of.

Haven't had much time to knit, although I did get about 3 more inches done on David's sweater, it is the classic ribbed pullover from The Purl Stitch, I am making the v-neck version. It will be his birthday present. I will probably have to take it on vacation with us if I intend to finish it in time for Sept. 5. I am using bamboo circ's so hopefully there will be no problem on the airline.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

I am really tired today - didn't get home till after midnight last night - it was raining so hard I couldn't see where I was driving.  When the alarm went off this morning I wanted to cry.

Finished the baby hat for my yoga instructor - I have class tomorrow so I will drop it off at the office.  I am trying to make matching socks but I'm having a little trouble with those.  That is all the knitting I have had time for, just be too busy with school and stressed trying to find my mother a new apt. (Won't even go into what I would like to do to her current landlord)

I have purchased so much beautiful yarn lately and it just sits there waiting for me to work with it.  I have the Cherry Tree Hill boucle lace weight yarn I bought for the leaf lace shawl KAL, got it wound up, but haven't started knitting yet.  Then there is the hand dyed sport weight I won on eBay that is just crying out to be a fall poncho, and I can't forget all the yarn from elann!

Hopefully I will get through finals and my path paper so that when I get home form vacation I can get started on some of these projects and finish the ones languishing on my needles now.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Man did this weekend fly!  Saturday after clinic, I had my 2nd acupuncture treatment.  It really does seem to be helping, the pain in my neck and should is MUCH better, and so are the headaches.  Sunday I spent the day at an aromatherapy workshop.  It was excellent - I learned so much I can use in my own practice (as soon as I am licensed!)

But with all that going on, I had  no time for knitting at all, and I feel like I missed the whole weekend.  Here it is Monday and I am back at work and I have clinic again tonight.   Hopefully, when I get home tonight I will be able to work on my stole.  I really want to get the edging attached to the bottom.

Friday, July 23, 2004

When I got to yoga last night, I found out that my instructor had had her baby about a week earlier than she was expecting!  So when I got home last night I cast on a baby hat out of some pretty dk wt confetti colored cotton yarn I had in my stash.  I found a cute and easy pattern on line, I would like to have it finished by class next week - I will leave it at the office for her.

I went to the Career Service office last night to pick up the list of places that will sponsor MT's so they can treat till they can take the State Boards and get their license.  Most of them are on LI but a few are in Queens and Manhattan.  I will try calling a couple today.  I doubt I will get much knitting done this weekend.  I have to treat tmrw in clinic, then I am going for my 2nd acupuncture treatment.  Sunday I am going to an aromatherapy workshop,  it is an all day program and I have to fit that damn path paper in there somewhere too!

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Well I got a call back from school today - I need to get the CPR/First Aid certs in before school ends - soooo today I registered for the classes with the Red Cross - had to take 2 days off from work,
My boss was NOT happy, but I will have both by Aug 5 and the last day of class is Aug 16 so will be ok. Whew!!  I have got to learn to stop procrastinating!

On the needle front - I didn't do any knitting last night, I couldn't decide what to work on so I didn't work on anything.

David is going to set up space for me on our ISP so I can add pictures - then I should be able to add them to my blog.  I think I may finally be getting the hand of this!

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

No School tonight, so I will have time to knit!  I really should be spending time working on my path paper - It is due Aug 2, so I really don't have much time. ......and I found out last night I have to get my CPR/First Aid cert. by next Friday!!!!!  So what else would I do but spend time knitting?!?!

I really need to finish something. 


Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Finally back to posting!  Only 4 more weeks of school and I am finished!!!!Of course I still have my path paper to write and my finals to go through, but the end is in site.
I think I have finally figured out how to post pictures to my blog, so I am going to try it now.
Nope still haven't gotten it, but I won't give up!!
Other knitting news - started on David's birthday sweater - it's the classic pullover from "The Purl Stitch" - about the only sweater pattern he liked!
About halfway done with the baby blanket for Mary.  She's due in Sept so I am ok time wise.  The boys don't seem overly enthused with the idea of a new half brother!
I am more than halfway through with the 1st afghan I am making for each of them.  This one is in modular blocks  in a dark and light green, dark and light blue, dark and darker Burgundy and tan pattern.  The other one I haven't started yet is in blues and purples and that one will be crocheted - just as a break from the knitting.
I am also making a triangle shawl from a yarn blend I picked up at it is called tapestry  it looks really good and should go well with my fall wardrobe.  I am doing it in a garter stitch with yarn overs down the center and at each end.
Then there is the stole I am making out of S Charles Ritratto  in the pumpkin colorway - gorgeous coppers, orange, gold and a little metallic! I am trimming it with a lace edging from Knitting on the Edge out of Autstermann Caprice  in the deep copper color.  Just trying to figure out the best way to attach the edging to the stole.
I guess that is enough for today.  Have to work on my patient logs for school tonight - just 4 more weeks, just 4 more weeks, just.......