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Happy Doctors Day

Filed under: general — Theca at 8:42 pm on Thursday, March 30, 2006

Apparently it’s Doctor’s Day again. March 30. A rehab facility sent the clinic some cookies or I wouldn’t have known. Our regular staff are all out of the office for training. I remember getting a caramel covered apple last year for Doctor’s Day. I never had time to eat it and it got thrown out when I moved. It’s ironic, really. Last year at this time I was a week away from moving here. I was being accused by a sheriff of some very illegal things and was hiring a lawyer, plus dealing with moving guilt for leaving my patients. I thought several times on that terrible day how NEXT year Doctor’s Day was going to be different. I’d be a happy doctor, in a friendly office, with a bright future, maybe even get some stupid cheapskate gift from the hospital system to make fun of.

It sure doesn’t feel any better.

Hell Freezes Over

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 10:02 pm on Monday, March 27, 2006

Well, anyone who knows me will soon know that my job is going to go through some major changes this summer. Changes that may turn this job into the very things I moved here to get rid of. It only took a year. I’m not sure why that surprises me, that seems to be my usual pattern. I likely won’t have time for projects after July 1. Therefore, my new goal is to finish as many projects as possible by July 1, before my personal hell gets here. As my countdown shows, I have 95 days left to finish projects.

My Dalegarn baby cardigan is coming along nicely. It takes so much work! Size two needles takes a lot of stitches. I’m within an inch of starting the armholes.

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And I blocked the baby hat and booties I recently finished. The “button Hat” is a free pattern from the yarn store, and the booties are from 50 Baby Booties to Knit. The yarn is Rowan Soft Baby, and it is a thicker baby yarn, probably worsted weight. I don’t think this is newborn size, so I’ll send it to my SIL in Texas. By the time the baby grows into this, it’ll be fall or winter down there, I think.

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Bailey vs. Windowsill

Filed under: general — Theca at 7:29 pm on Monday, March 27, 2006

Who will win? The video to decide:
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My Car!

Filed under: general — Theca at 12:11 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2006

I finally got some pictures of my new car! A 2006 salsa red Toyota Camry. I am enjoying the car more and more now that I am getting used to it. Isn’t it pretty?

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I was listening to this radio commercial about Mike’s Carwash and they went on and on about their amazing, unprecedented 4 million BTU water heater for their car washes, so that nobody ever has to have a cold carwash. Is it that important that the car be washed with hot water? I don’t think the car will notice the diffference.

Projects Projects Projects

Filed under: knitting — Theca at 12:27 am on Friday, March 10, 2006

My brother and SIL are having a baby girl in April, so I am trying hard to knit things. After extensive searching, I think I have enough patterns. Now I just need time to MAKE them. I’ve already finished two baby dresses, which are shown under Finished Projects, and I’ve been working steadily on a Dalegarn pattern with Baby Ull yarn. It’s a sweater with hat and booties. I’ve got the hat and one bootie done, and I’m bogged down on the sweater. It’s made with size 2 needles! Argh. Here’s how it looks so far:

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One of the other doctors at work is also having a baby girl, so I am looking for things to make for her as well. I might give her the hat and booties that are being blocked. I’m not sure yet. I need advice from someone who knows the approximate size or a newborn. Or better yet, a baby model. In the meantime, I am attempting to make a baby hairpin lace blanket with Lionbrand Homespun Baby yarn without any pattern. It seems too coarse so I’m considering starting over. I just can’t decide. Here is what it looks like so far:

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My mom’s birthday was in February. I asked her if I could make her a sweater. She agreed, so I am making a simple ecru sweater with Rapture yarn. Rapture is half wool, half silk. It’s neat, fluffy, shiny stuff. I am worried that the sweater won’t turn out, that it’ll be too thick to look good, or too small. So far the guage is working out. I am doing the back section and I’m almost to the armpit. So I’ve actually gotten a good bit done.

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This is what the pattern looks like: this

I solemnly swear to work on these projects before starting anyone new ones. This week. Also, I’m trying to make these pictures bigger and it’s not working. I should ask about that.

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