Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I got the black sheep!!!!! My best friend's (Lindsey) mom (Cheryl) gave it to me the other day as a (late) graduation gift. Now I have the white and the black one!!! AND she knew to get it for me because Lindsey had read it on my blog. Oh, the power of blogdom. Plus, she gave me a bottle of Clinique Happy Heart lotion.
Then, since Lindsey is leaving on vacation and had to have some new Vera Bradley, she scored some free VB stuff and gave me the Java Blue notepad.

I love the Java Blue, just haven't sprung for the purse yet. I might wait though because the new line is coming out in a few months, and they are going to have MATCHING LUNCH BOXES!!!!! I can't wait :)

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Since JessaLu has FINALLY gotten her yarn (after the post office issues) I feel like now I can post about the process that I went through to dye it.

First, I placed 2 chairs about 10 feet apart and wound the yarn around & around & around & around ............. this was after locking the cats in the laundry room while doing this since 2 of them tried to eat and play with it.

Then I divided into 4 equal sections, dying 2 sections at a time one at each end. I did the darker colors first, Pink Lemonade and Strawberry Kool Aid. I just filled my pots up with water and put in 2 packs of Pink and 1 pack of Strawberry. I only did 1 of the Strawberry since it is kind of dark to begin with. I heated the water up to almost boiling then let it sit for 30 minutes. After it cooled I did the other 2 sections with 4 packs of Lemonade.

I soaked it in my (clean) bathtub in Eucalan,

then hung up to dry as I headed to work!

Then I got ready to wind it up and hank it.

But alas, I didn't really like all that yellow. So off to the store for some Wilton's!!!!! I had never used it but found it very easy to do, plus I added in a little vinegar to set the color. I dyed one section orange and left one yellow section so then it looked like a sunrise, or some sort of summer sorbet.

Then off to the post office to mail it (twice)!!

After the success with the orange Wilton's I thought I would try some blue and orange stripes, but it didn't work out that well. I put half of my yarn in, and then the blue started creeping up the yarn and then it just got kind of weird looking. So after about 15 minutes I just dumped the whole thing in, but I ended up really liking it!!! It was all blue and turquoise, kind of like underwater ocean colors. I gave it to a fellow co-worker that just left to go to another hospital. I wish that I had taken of pic of it reskeined though so that the colors could be seen a little better. Oh well.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

I almost forgot that I have a FO!!! I don't know how, since I have a really serious problem with finishing stuff. Anyway, it's not knitting but cross stitch.

A tea towel for my mom, that she ironed and hung on the washstand. It also matches her blue Rowe pottery. I thought it was cute!

So once I did actually finish something of course I started this..........

It's a baby blanket for a co-workers grandchild. I usually don't do baby blankets 'cause they take SO long and I get tired of it very quickly. In fact I am already tired of it and I only have 6 inches done. I still have 28 inches left ................... I got the pattern from Leisure Arts Our Best Knit Baby Afghans. Lots of really cute afghans, plus I only paid a few dollars for the book from Ebay. AND the yarn is Lion Brand's Pound of Love. That's right, 16 ounces of yarn for less that $10 bucks. Yes it's acrylic, but soft and not like Red Heart. Ugh!!!

So the interview........ Well I think that it went very well. I talked to the nurse manager that is over the department for about 30-40 minutes. We talked money, taking call, registry dates, where I see myself in 2-10 years, future goals, blah blah blah. Then she said that she was going to have HR run my references and I should know something by the middle of next week. Sounds positive!!!!! I know that usually they don't run references unless really interested. And the hospital .................... it's SO much bigger than where I work at now. AND one of my classmates currently works there (and I like her) so I would at least know one person. Anyway, trying not to get my hopes up too terribly much but the money is more than DOUBLE what I am currently making. That's really not saying a lot since I get paid peanuts now, but it would still be double peanuts.

To end this post I am leaving a picture of the Lantern Moon black sheep tape measure ................. I must have it!!!!! I have the white one, so if I got the black one they could keep each other company :) Maybe with the new job I could afford it!

Monday, June 19, 2006

No Mail Receptacle

So yeah, this is my yarn that I dyed for my pal. And it got SENT BACK!!!!!!! I emailed my pal JessaLu who apparantly is having some issues with stupid mail carriers because she clearly has a mailbox, which I saw in one of her posts. So I am off to the post office to re-mail and hopefully it will get there this time. I emailed her this picture and she is hauling it to the post office. REALLY glad I don't work there :)

I finally knitted up a little swatch from the yarn MY dye pal sent me. I really think that I like it better than I did before. I can't wait to finish my practice socks so that I can knit this yarn into some socks. Or maybe a hat. Or a skinny scarf. Still haven't made up my mind. I have time though since I am a little slow on the current projects, but I have also worked a million and one hours, trying to get another job, and take my registry, AND I start back to school next month to get my Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences. Speaking of which I need to go get ready for my interview today AND mail JessaLu's package to her again!!!!!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006


So anyway I have a job interview next week and I need good wishes sent my way. So send out the job vibes Monday!!! Thanks :) I will post as soon as I know either way.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Dye-o-rama Yarn!!!!!!!

I got my yarn from my dye pal, Angela yesterday!!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I also love Jelly Bellys and am eating them as I am blogging. All in all a very pleasant 1st swap experience. Well I am going to use my handy dandy ball winder and maybe knit up a little swatch real quick to see what this looks like. I think that I even have some scrubs that this might go with. Thanks Angela!!!!!