Sunday, May 06, 2007

what to do in a hotel outside Phoenix

i have been very very busy working out here in Arizona. my day starts at 7ish and i leave at 6ish (including most of Saturday). during that time, i do not stop. not at all. i write files while i eat, i put together treatment protocols while i pee, and i return phone calls while i review radiographs. the clients are high maintenance and/or crazy, the team is understaffed, and the diseases are obstreperous.

did i mention i am having a ball?

at the end of the day, i am too tired to do anything but watch fuzzy limited cable, miss my 'lobster' and cats, and knit knit knit. so what have i made?

Tuesday i finished a secret item using Fancy Image Hand-dyed yarn that was a present from Lara. i can't wait to reveal it but i do want it to be a surprise! can i just say i love this yarn? dearly. so then i cast on item 2.

Friday, i finished the comfort afghan for the family of Ryan Davis. it is Spring Joys by Rena Stevens. i used Plymouth Yarn Encore in colorways 7828 and 389. the afghan will end up being roughly 3' x 3.5' once blocked. can i also say i love this yarn? machine washable, soft soft soft and warm.

so Saturday, i cast on Grumperina's Jaywalker socks using Lorna's Laces in Watercolor, a present from Denise, on US 1 1/2s. this is something for me.

i suspect i will have these finished by the time i get home late late Thursday. if i happen to finish early, i do have one other project with me to start. while home, i look forward to collecting a variety of projects for my next two week stint.

in the meantime, back to knitting and doctoring.

Note to self (and Lara): in future, trying to plan a cross-country move while staying in an entirely unrelated state isn't the wisest or most fun... [rolls eyes]


Spinny Bunt said...

I'm so glad you like the yarn! And yeah, the move planning thing sounds a little...well, on the unpleasant side. Hang in there.

Denise said...

hey, hi! they have the internets here in Ireland too! A bit pricey at €5 per hour so that makes for attempts at quick typing on the totally different keyboard layout. More when I get back!