Friday, March 31, 2006


The theory exams are over. I have a B for the semester, but an A overall for the program. It's done. All that is left are 17 days of preceptorship, one preceptorship luncheon, one IV start lab, one graduation ceremony, a Kaplan review, and an NCLEX exam. No sweat. Of course, to celebrate, today I am knitting.

Specifically, I am knitting this:

Out of this:

Both from Knitpicks, of course.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Let the panic begin....

My final exam is in a few short days. It almost feels as though the walls are closing in. Preceptorship starts on April 3. I'm knitting as fast as I can. One more shawl to go and I have all of the gifts I need to give finished. Wow. This has been a ride. I'll post photos of the lace projects soon

Monday, March 13, 2006

Jumping through hoops...

Finals are in 17 days. Third midterm is today. I'm a bit stressed. It feels like I'm jumping through hoops and now they've started moving. Oh, and every once in a while, someone sets them on fire. I know I can be a good nurse, I'm just not sure I have enough knowledge. It's a bit overwhelming at times. I'm learning so much from being a CNA, things I had not learned before. Now I just need to integrate it all and keep moving forward.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Knitting Fidelity

I actually cast on a pair of socks during the whole sweater thing, only to have my husband snickering at me about the obscene pressure I had put myself under, and the possiblity/probability of actually finishing the sweater, and fidelity, and - well, you get the picture. And then there is the abyssmal test score this week. Apparently, I should have been studying. Cramming didn't work. I passed, but not my best work. But, hey, that is one beautiful sweater! (Priorities????)