This week I worked my first stretch of 3 12 hour day shifts in a row in about 5 years. It wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated, but I sure was tired by the end! Some days at work, I think to myself, “Oh yeah, this job is great. I love it here and I’m glad we moved”. Other days I think, “Oh bloody hell, why did I get a job in ICU???” I’ve got lots to learn, but overall I love it. It’s such an incredible environment built on support for the staff.
Anyways, back to the granny stripe! I managed to get in 5 stripes this week which brings me up to 29 stripes. My goal is 104 stripes, so I’m 27% finished the blanket (I’m not counting the border for progress sake). I also added in an all new color – WHITE! For some reason, I love the white against the teal. It’s too bad that I’ve run out of teal and have replaced it with a turquoise that doesn’t match at all.
I’ve decided that once I’m finished with the yarns that I have, I will only use Knit Picks Brava for the rest. I was really disappointed with my last trip to the craft store. I just didn’t see any colors that I liked. I like the selection of colors that Knit Picks has to offer. I also like the softness of the yarn too. I think it’s definitely thinner than the worsted they say it is, but I can work with that.
Now to get ready for night shift tonight – nap time!