Saturday, May 17, 2008


I was perusing through the archives over at Sheriff of Knittingham's Blog looking for some bead info I thought sweet Lorraine had posted. I can't tell you if the info is there but I can tell you she has inspired me. It seems Lorraine practices somewhat of a project monogamy theory, oh not totally but I don't think she has 75 WIPs. I worked on the Monkey Socks for the wonderful Monkey Sock Swap 4 and I liked getting or finishing them in a somewhat timely manner. Plus I knit the two socks at once on two circulars. This was a challenge put forth by Hariamrit (aka Goat Lady) at the Spring Fling. I am happy to say I met the challenge. I am now working on my Rogue for the Dream in Color KAL hosted by Sheri at the Loopy Ewe . I am not sure Rogue will be done by the end of the month but I am going to give it my all. Then I want to finish two more pairs of socks.
Lorraine, the aforementioned Sheriff, made the most wonderful
Hap Shawl ....I knew I loved it when I first saw it but now even more. I have it in my mind I will make the shawl for wearing at Rhinebeck .
Also, I had truly planned to leave my profession(after 30 years) in April. Well we bought our beautiful house and you know how that goes. So my hours have gone crazy and I will stay for three more years til DS2 has finished his undergrad studies. THEN, shhhh...I really want to get into something in the fiber field, store, online, brick and mortar, design, books, patterns...I just don't know what. Any and all suggestions would be welcome. I am now in my 31st year at the same hospital in the fields of radiology. I have always worked nights and weekends and I am so very tired. I have liked my job, I have always liked the artistic nature of it with just enough blood and guts thrown in. The hours have served me well raising my two boys and the pay has been fairly decent. I will never earn what I am now earning, but I have reached the point I am tired of always trying to earn a little countdown is on again. Maybe I should do a ticker thing at the top counting down the days til I am free, LOL. OK ...
I will do a real knitting post later....I am at work and that is the only reason I had the leisure time to browse dear Lorraine's blog and start this thought process.
Of course, I don't want you to think I don't work, several patients have come and gone in the three hours this took to write.
Thanks Lorraine for the inspiration.


Lorraine said...

Cheryl- Uh, I think it's the other way around darlin'-
YOU are an amazing inspiration to me. I don't know how you do everything.

31 years- you've done your part. Hopefully- you'll be able to enjoy your new home and dog(s)- it's time for you to decide what floats your boat.

Knittinggarden said...

Hi Cheryl: I finally answered the meme you tagged me for some time ago. Thanks!