Saturday, August 27, 2011

Episode 27: The Best Is Yet To Come

Here's Episode 27:

-------Show Notes--------------
On the Needles:
Camp Loopy Shawl in Baruffa Cashwool (Red Colorway)

Plurk Podcaster Challenge:
You will be able to see everyone's patterns here on September 2nd. For more on the details, check the Ravelry Group.
For my KAL, you will need 100-150 yarns of worsted weight yarn (I'm using Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted in the Heather Gray Colorway) and a set of US 5 DPNs or circulars.
I'll also be participating in as many other podcaster's KALs as possible, and you should too!

New Stuff:
Wedding Yarn from Heather at HighlandHandmades
Yarn and supplies for the  (see above)

Nursing School:
First full week is done! Passed my Validation with flying colors, and next week I'll be doing my hospital Orientation. Can't wait :-)

In Other News:
Scream 4 is awesome, and you should totally watch it.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Episode 26: To Rip or Not To Rip?

Here's Episode 26:

-----------Show Notes------------
Finished Objects:
Stethoscope Cozy in ShiBui Knits Sock (Zinneas Colorway)

On the Needles:
Camp Loopy Shawl in Baruffa Cashwool (Red Colorway)

Stash Enhancement:
Beads for the Camp Loopy Shawl, plus 75 1/4 inch buttons that I have NO idea what to do with.

In Other News:
Trying to decide whether to rip out the shawl and just do miles and miles of stockinette to use up all the required yardage. (UPDATE: Decided to frog it. Found a simple stockinette shawl with a pretty lace/bead border. Starting on it now.)
Nursing school is awesome, and I'm loving every minute of it. First Validation on Friday.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Episode 25: Nursing School Has Begun!

Here's Episode 25:

--------Show Notes----------
On the Needles:
Camp Loopy Shawl in Baruffa Cashwool (Red Colorway)
Stethoscope Cozy in ShiBuiKnits Sock (Zinneas Colorway)

Plurk Podcaster Challenge - I should get my pattern next week; I'll be asking you for yarn choices.
Special Guests - Not telling who they are, but it should line up with the PPC

In Other News:
Nursing school has started, and everything is still kind of crazy. Working on getting my schedule ironed out. This week, we're taking vitals in skills lab, and I'm working on getting all my stuff together. Loving every minute of it though.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Episode 24: Long-Winded

Here's Episode 24:

-------Show Notes---------
On the Needles:
Baby Tree of Life Blanket in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Antique White Colorway)
Super Awesome Socks in KnitPicks Felici Self-Striping Yarn (Rainbow Colorway)
Stethoscope Cozy in ShibuiKnits Sock (Zinneas Colorway)
12 Days of Christmas Tree Skirt

Finished Objects:
Sweet Alyssum Shawl in Malabrigo Lace (Emerald Blue Colorway)
Lace Ribbon Slouch Hat in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (Berry Colorway)
Wedding Scrapbook!

New Stuff:
Baruffa Cashwool for Camp Loopy Project 3
ChiaoGoo Red Lace Circular Needles are AMAZING, and you should try them. Seriously.
Yarn and Gift Certificate for Highland Handmades from Katie and Mary (love you two!)
You should check out Katie's Mother Bear Knit-A-Long, she has two free patterns that you can win!

In Other News:
Nursing School starts on Monday! I got my uniform and everything all set, and I can't wait.

Here is the prank war I was talking about:

If you read just the first letters, it spells out "HARVEY MUDD ROCKS, BOO CALTECH"

Here's the first one:
After Harvey Mudd, it spells the acronym WIBSTR, which stands for "West is Best, Screw the Rest". It's the slogan for one of our dorms (West Dorm, believe it or not).

I love the utter nerdiness of my alma mater :-)

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Episode 23: Back to Sunshine

Here's episode 23:

----------Show Notes--------------
On the Needles:
Pink Slouchy Lace Ribbon Hat in Lion Brand Cotton-Ease (Berry Colorway)
Baby's Day Out Ensemble in Lion Brand Pound of Love (Turquoise Colorway)
12 Days of Christmas Tree Skirt

Finished Objects:
Camp Loopy Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Como Blue Colorway)

In Other News:
Feeling much better now that I got all the bad vibes out of my system. Excited for classes to start in 8 days! Talked about my Nursing Skills DVDs, and really just can't wait to start learning.
I am hosting a KAL for the Mother Bear Project as part of the Plurk Podcaster Challenge, be sure to join! Speaking of which, are you a member of the Ravelry Group yet? You should be!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Episode 22: Moving to iTunes!

Here's Episode 22 (Plus a short addition of things I forgot):

Thanks for watching!

------Show Notes----------
On the Needles:
Camp Loopy Socks in Cascade Heritage Sock (Como Blue Colorway)
Stethoscope Cozy in Shibui Knits Sock (Zinneas or 51305 Colorway)

Finished Objects:
Monogramed Tea Towels

In other News:
I'm moving the videos over to so that I can put them on iTunes. I'll figure out if I can get past videos up too.
Financial Aid sucks, but I'm not thinking about it any more.
I start classes in a week and a half!
We now have a Ravelry Group! I'm working on getting a button for it on the blog.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Professional Photos are Here!

Here are more photos!

Me and my little brother

Our college roommates!

Will, my sister-in-law, and I

Will and his dad

Will and his little brother

My veil!

Our (entire!) combined family

My three brothers (plus Grandpa)

Sister-in-law, mother-in-law, and sister-in-law's mom (long story)

Grandparents plus great-aunt

My DAR chapter is Lily of the Cahaba, which makes me a Lily, so I HAD to get this picture

Our friends from college

Brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephew

College friends (Mike, on the left, is the one who gave us the Star Trek DVDs. He is uncharacteristically without his Enterprise hat)

My best friend from high school, who took (almost) all of these amazing pictures!