Yearly Archives: 2007
As I mentioned, I’ve been working on coming up with a pattern for socks I can make on my knitting machine without a ribber. Here’s the result! Download it here: Single-Bed Machine Knit Sock Pattern
With nursing school behind me, I’ve finally found time to set up the hand-me-down knitting machine my mom gave me some 20+ years ago and start figuring out how to use it. As always, when I find something new to do, it takes my life completely over for a while, so knitting is pretty much all that’s been happening around here recently! Jeff the Great Enabler has cheered me on, sought out new yarn stores to take me to, and enthusiastically praised each item I’ve produced. I *do* love that … Continue reading
I just found this in my school e-mail inbox, from the student body president: Briefly in other news, I’d like to announce the November student of the Month. Congratulations to Ruth R! Ruth is graduating in a few days and we’re glad we could recognize her before she leaves us. Here are a couple of the nominations: “She has been an integral part of improving academic mindset around school. She is one of the most openly opinionated yet objective people that I have met and she is more than willing … Continue reading
I just dropped in at MySpace for the first time in months, and rediscovered this old post there. It made me smile, so I thought I’d copy it over here, since I haven’t written anything recently. Senior Year Survey Fill this out about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be. 1. Who was your best friend? Stephen Wage 2.What sports did you play?Volleyball (my most dazzling moment was being used as a tape measure when an opposing team coach … Continue reading
I’ve spent the past 3 1/2 years attending nursing school in downtown Portland, competing for parking with the hospital and numerous medical complexes, shopping district, restaurants and coffee shops, local residents, and of course my fellow students. I’ve gotten pretty good at parallel parking as a result, but this morning I accomplished a parking feat I still think is impossible, in spite of having taken photos to convince myself I wasn’t dreaming it. Front and rear clearance (total space was less than 3 inches) – it looks like my bumper … Continue reading
A long day at practicum… I decide to ignore the huge writing assignment looming over me and spend the evening goofing off. I’ve been trying to learn how to knit socks. It’s a coping mechanism for dealing with my ever-advancing case of senioritis. I pull out my sock project and the cryptic unillustrated completely impossible to understand instructions, and start trying to make sense of them while simultaneously not poking out either of my eyes. I’m soon engrossed, my fingers tangled in what looks like a hopeless snarl of yarn, … Continue reading
Originally uploaded by Geek2Nurse I won’t be the first nurse in my family. Great Aunt Hilda, on my mom’s side, was a nurse (shown here in her graduation photo), and so was Grandma Edwards, on my dad‘s side. My cousin Deb (on my mom’s side) is also a nurse. My brother Jon is a doctor. I guess it’s in my genes!