Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Must post more frequently than quarterly.

I have been shamefully procrastinating about this blog. Shame shame.

Oh well, I'm here now.

As for knitting, I have made a ton of stuff since August, but my favorite is the knucks I've been wearing constantly.

You can see that the thumb on the right hand rolls a bit. I think it's because I cast on a bit loose for that thumb.

They're actually less pink overall than they seem in the picture. More rusty orange.

I wore these knucks when I got to go on a tour of the oilsands in Ft. McMurray. I went up to do a locum in October, and had a lot of fun. The clinic was crazy busy, though. When I started on Monday, there were no appointments available for the rest of the week, and they were booking vaccine appointments 2 months out! That didn't stop animals from needing to be seen, of course. I got 1.5 lunches in 5 days. It was fun, though. I even had a blocked cat flown in one day from Fort Chipewyan. I've never had a patient airlifted to me before.

I had a lot of fun with Alison and Mary. Cute picture to prove it:

She's a really good kid these days. She only cried twice the whole time. Super cute too.

Alison met Robbie, and they seem to amuse each other quite nicely.

Denis took me on an awesome tour of the oilsands and I got to ride in a 400 ton truck for 2 loads! It was very very cool. Look how huge these trucks are:

I also did some knitting in Ft. Mac. I made odessa from Grumperina's website http://www.magknits.com/feb06/patterns/odessa.htm, but I need to block it before I show a picture. I also made some Futurama brain slugs http://www.johnnysstew.com/pattern/brainslug.html for Mike and friends for hallowe'en. Here I am sporting one of the little creatures:

I showed pictures on VIN, and now I'm involved in a trade with some American Vinners. American junk food for brain slugs.

Mmmm....baked cheetos in 100 calorie packs.

Mmmm....fudge shoppe cookies in 100 calorie packs.

Mike's also excited, because he's getting some Target strawberry lemonade juice powder.

I finished Robbie's hat last night, and want to get Sinead's panta done so it has some hope of reaching Germay before Christmas.

Must stop blogging and start knitting. I think that I'm going to go turn on the heated mattress pad, and knit in bed while watching TV for awhile.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Knucks Done

I am amazing and have learned to embroider and have finished the knucks. Mikey likes them.

Oh yeah, I helped Joe take out a big ol' spleen at work today. Not easy due to adhesions that welded the stomach to it, but he got it done (and fast too). Hope it's benign.

Monday, August 21, 2006

One Knuck Down!

Here is the first knuck from a few days ago. I'll probably finish the second one tonight, and learn how to emboider tomorrow.

Work was really busy today, but kind of sucky as well. Cats with chest tumors and cats with pleural effusion. And 2 euthanasias tomorrow afternoon on my day off. At least I don't have to juggle stuff when I do them on those days.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

More knucks pictures.

I finished the first one last night, but it fits Mike better than me, so it shall be his. So far it looks like they'll say BIG MIKE. First I have to learn to emboider.

This was it a couple of nights ago:

The image upload feature on blogspot seems to be posessed by the devil right now, so you'll have to see what it looks like today at a later date.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

First attempt at pictures.

I am making knucks. Mike took a picture 2 nights ago, but I can't find it in the computer (grr). Here they are at the beginning, with all the little stubby finger bits.

I'll dig around tomorrow and try to post the proof of my progress.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

This blog needs more pictures.

I will get right on that.

Today was rather dull except I went for a great walk with Jamie. Thank God she lives in this town.

Mike has a 20 page paper due on Tuesday that he didn't start until today. I was hurt + pissed = hissed when he decided to spend the day at school. I haven't spent any time with him since Thursday, and he dropped that bomb this morning. He'd better be working his ass off.

Another fun thing today was that I gavea HUGE garbage bag full of acrylic yarn to a high-school aged girl. She could knit herself a house cozy out of all that. Hope she has fun.


Saturday, August 12, 2006


Already lost my first post. Somewhere out in the ether I guess.

Today was a very dead day at work, only 3 appointments. Had time to write a letter to Grandma P, then went down 17th ave for bamboo needles. Mailed a ball of yarn for a knitswap also.

Found good sushi too.

We'll see if this post continues to exist in a few minutes.

If not I may just give up and watch TV.