Wednesday is my day to complete homework assignments and to study. I am so mired in my work and keeping up with school that my blogging and reading of blogs has taken a back seat. Keeping up with what everyone is making and what they are doing is so important to me. When I visit my favourite blogs and find that they have been updated and I've not kept up, I get frustrated with myself and how I manage my time. One of my classes is a College Success class that is currently a requirement for all students. At first I resented having to shell out the money for this class but have since come to benefit from the various time management skills, study tips, and insight that I have gained. So I am plugging along with midterms just around the corner. I have interview every professor and program coordinator at the school. I am trying to balance time and,scholastic progress and the likelihood that I will be accepted into the program of my choice. My goal is to become employed as soon as reasonably possible so that I can take advantage of some tuition reimbursement. Yes! What looks good and might work for me is the phlebotomy program in January coupled with the surgical technical program starting in August. That's the plan du jour. Any changes along the way will be revealed as they happen.
I have found time to knit. My WIPS have grown from only 3 project to 8. I have 3 socks, 2 sweaters, 1 pair of booties, 1 shawl, and a lobster (don't ask) on the needles. I am enjoying them all and pick up what I feel like knitting with minimum guilt. I am pleased to report a few modest finishes for the month of September. Can you believe it's already October?
I am teaching a neighbour the art of knitting. What a pleasure she is to teach. I taught her how to cast on, knit, purl and cast off. She ran with it and next day presented me with a long swatch of various knit and purled rows. Now she's on her way to knitting the Modern Cabled Baby Bib. I wish everyone would catch on this quickly.
These socks are for her mom who is in a nursing home. She suffers from Alzheimer's and poor circulation leave her with cold feet. These great bed socks are knit using Marks and Katten's Dream, an acrylic, nylon, and angora blend. The yarn is soft and I hope will last through the rigours of the institutions laundry. The pattern, Bunny Hop Socks, is a freebie and knits up quickly using a worsted weight yarn.
Here are my Summer of Lace socks in a whopping size 11. Erik is my foot model in case you are wondering about the hirsute legs. They are for my friend Krista who is in dire needing of foot covering. She knits too but can't seem to wrap her needles around a pair of socks. Socks will be the order of the day in damp and nippy Washington. She will be moving as soon as the economy improves and her house sells. Maybe in the next decade?
So, now I've had my break, changed my Ravelry avatar to something autumnal, checked my email and must go back to cramming my head full of medical terms pertaining to epithelial, muscular, connective, and nervous tissues and their various cell structures. Are you snoozing yet?