There are two women on the verge of giving birth at work. At least that's how they look. I think they have another few weeks. Anyway, I am not particularly close to either one but wanted to make something for their babies to be. I made the Cap and then had second thoughts. It's a very old fashioned hat and these are young women.
I thought maybe something hipper would be more appreciated. I love this little hat. Something about the idea of the tassels bouncing along. I just cast on the second one and have until Monday to finish it. I'd like to make some booties but we'll have to see about time. These things are so quick to whip up! And I am not a fast knitter.
I used some stash yarn. This is cotton/acrylic and very soft to the touch and of course, washable.
I am excited to learn that Janet Evanovich's One for the Money is a movie! And it comes out next week! I am a Stephanie Plum fan and hopefully the movie won't let me down. The trailer looked interesting. Kate offered to go with me so it lets Pk off the hook. He would go but I don't think it's his kind of movie.
And speaking of Kate, she spent last night in the ER getting her back xrayed. It's been hurting and not getting any better. She finally got it checked out. Nothing showed up on the films so it's off to a specialist. I warned her that this had better not be an alien spine baby. One per family should be enough. Although, as Em said, we've got experience in that area.....
It was frigid over the weekend and then warmed up to almost 50 degrees in time for the rain to hit yesterday. This is more normal for us. It's freezing and then it warms up and rains. It may be icy tomorrow morning but probably not bad. The last two winters with all the snow were abberations. Cold rain is our usual fare. It's sad really. I like snow but I will say I am enjoying not being cold all the time.
I made Pk chili for dinner and made extra for Kate and Patrick so she wouldn't have to stand and cook dinner. Pk's is spicy and Kate and Patrick's not.
I'm heading to a short training tomorrow on dually diagnosed individuals. Individuals with mental retardation and mental illness. Like it's not tough enough to have one, some poor souls have both. I work with individuals who are dually diagnosed. It can be frustrating and trememdously satisfying. It's only a two hour training but it will break up the week. It's within walking distance so I can take the bus there so as not to be late, and then take my time walking back in the (hopefully) sunshine. I'm looking forward to it.
I've been doing some program testing at work for our IT department. Our electronic medical records program is having some problems and they want to put a patch on it but the patch seems to have more bugs than the program it's supposed to fix! I'm glad I'm not responsible for it. By the time it's finally working the way it's supposed to, we'll be ready to upgrade.
We're halfway through January already and how did that happen? Pk and I are planning a long weekend around his birthday. No plans, just some days off to have a break. It's the end of February and we'll be ready for a break by then.
So, how's your 2012 going so far? Are you still writing 2011? I'll admit, I am and I write it lots of times all day. Usually by the end of the month I've got it down so two more weeks and I should be good.