Thursday, October 18, 2007

Let the Knitting Begin

Holiday knitting has started off with a BANG! DD asked for a hat and matching fingerless mitts for Christmas. Because she's a bit on the picky side with hats, i showed her the top 20 hat patterns on Ravelry. She chose the Odessa, but wanted it with no beads so she can wear it under her riding helmet. She also went shopping in the yarn room when i was trying to do stash inventory and glommed on to the Nashua Woolly Stripes Tweed right away. The Odessa was a very quick and easy knit and the only modification I made was a different yarn weight (heavy worsted instead of DK) and made the hat 6 1/2" before starting the crown decreases (because we are a big-head family and like our hats to cover our ears). Same size needles, same # stitches at the caston. Loved the pattern! And the man was kind enough to model it for the blog photo...although he's incognito wearing the Hollywood shades lol! Seriously, a great, quick easy peasy knit hat pattern. It will be made again.

Here's a shot of the pretty the way it all swirls around ;0

To match, I'm using the other ball and a half for Fetching fingerless mitts....quick and's less than an hour of fast knitting action.....

Started my new job this week. I cannot tell you how much I love it. You'll just have to imagine me getting up cheerfully each morning, and coming home cheerfully each evening (or morning, depending on the call schedule) but knowing I won't get another call because I'm off...blessedly, totally, 100% OFF when I'm not clocked just heaven. I feel like the weight of the world is off my shoulders....and my patients...oh my's amazing when you're working with people who actually are trying to be healthy, and are cheerful about their pregnancies, and aren't chronically mentally or emotionally ill.......It seriously improves MY emotional health and well-being I must say! Thanks so much to everyone for your support and well wishes while I made this enormous change. All your positive energy and input helped both with the decision making and the transition. I hug you ALL!


Grace Yaskovic said...

I printed out Odessa ages ago and have never made it, may be a good choice for the nieces prezzies this year. I am glad you are happy with the new job, wishing you nothing but good times with it!!

Tara said...

I'm so, so happy to hear that you are loving your new job! Congratulations again!

Tis the season for Holiday knitting! That hat is gorgeous. Did you let her see it when you were done or is it a surprise?

junior_goddess said...

The hat looks wunnerful in the Wooly Tweed. And I have a lot! Tell the man he looks hot, but show him his competition-Benne's DH in a poncho, and mine in scarves on Elann. He needs to step up!

Joan said...

What a welcome post about your new job! I was hoping for you that it was going to mean positive changes. I am so happy!

Odessa is cute. Not sure about that model tho'. ;-p

SooZ said...

Your work is beautiful! I must get my needles and yarn whackin. How do you do it? I need a 36 hour day.

Delighted you are a happy camper workin a new lifestyle aka jobstyle. It sounds mighty fine to me. All the best in your new endeavors!

fuzzywhitedogs said...

You do such nifty knitting, I want some of my blogging friends to see it! So... I'm tagging you!

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1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blog.