Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The good, the bad and the really full moon.

There are no words to describe how incredibly soft this yarn (Adorn sock) feels. The pattern, Stephanie's own Desert Shadows Scarf, is a pleasure to knit, made only that much better by the hand of the yarn. It's looking more and more like the tropics to me...wish I was there.

While not technically full last night, the moon, giant orb in the sky, delivered just enough of the ludicrous to make me aware of its presence. I started my night with a visit to the other side of town to help out my colleague on a minor patient problem. I saw the moon in the east, hanging low, huge and pale in the late afternoon sky, and (since I drive alone) said out loud to nobody in particular, "uh, oh." As I approached my destination and the end of that 25 mile drive, I got a call from my triage nurse telling me to abandon that visit and drive 45 miles west to see a different patient in more need.

I decided right then and there that the moon was going to wreak havoc on the night.

Being a dutiful nurse, I turned around and half way to my new destination, got a second call from my triage nurse who said that since I was the only one free, I just had to put up with her tonight and move my car in yet another direction. She would deal with the other visits by phone, but the third could only be handled in person.

Yes. It was that kind of night and there is only one way to deal with this: Surrender. Complete and utter surrender. We can't fight what is both unseen and bigger than us and if it meant I was going to drive in circles, well that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Though it seemed to drag on interminably, my evening shift did eventually end which allowed me to work on my scarf for a bit. I hit the sack rather late, said a little prayer that the 7th, with the full moon in all its glory, would be a little kinder.

So far, though it's early yet, the day is not too bad. It started with an email that my contingent position has been approved. Feeling no particular need to dawdle over my decision, I immediately sent off my acceptance reply.

Perhaps the moon will be gentler tonight, but I'm no fool. I will be filling my gas tank before my shift starts.


Stephanie V said...

I always think of you when the moon is full. Did you ever actually see anyone or just drive in circles the whole shift?
That scarf is so beautiful. I like it better than mine..really! The colors are so warm and toe-dipping.

Rudee said...

Stephanie, this yarn was made for your pattern. Like you, I don't think I'll be blocking this. I like the look the way it is.

I did see only one patient last night, but my visit was 3 hours long. I drove 90 miles from my door and back--50miles more than necessary.

Mimi said...

The scarf looks beautiful, many shades throughout. I love when I get a nice-feeling yarn to knit with; just this morning came across lovely cashmere leftover, hope I can get more, then I will do this scarf in it.
How frustrating and what a waste of a great nurse to have you driving in circles...eek!
Echoing Stephanie's question, did you actually get to see anyone?

Miss 376 said...

Congratulations, when do you start?
The colour of that yarn is sooo beautiful, lovely

sapphireblue said...

That blue color is very beautiful!

Goodluck with your new job.

The Bug said...

That is gorgeous - I could use some tropics myself. So why did I plan a June trip to WV instead of Tybee Island?

Congrats on the approval! I want to know when you start too :)

Brenda said...

I was wondering if your hours are going to be the same with your new position. If not...I may never know when the moon is full. I don't venture out in the evening very often. The yarn colors and scarf looks as soft as it must feel.
That was a Lot of driving!

Finding Pam said...

Congrats on getting approval for your new position. I love the color of that beautiful scarf.

Knitty said...

That does look tropical, definitely colors that draw me in.

Ruth said...

You have acepeted the contingent postion yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
A new chapter begins.
Gorgoeus blue scarf!

SkippyMom said...

That scarf matches your header pic'. Cooooool!

Glad you accepted the position. My sister in law, who is a nurse, swears that it is always worse during full moons. I have heard the same from my friends who are police officers and fire fighters too.

Good luck.

SkippyMom said...

That scarf matches your header pic'. Cooooool!

Glad you accepted the position. My sister in law, who is a nurse, swears that it is always worse during full moons. I have heard the same from my friends who are police officers and fire fighters too.

Good luck.

NCmountainwoman said...

The yarn does make a difference, doesn't it? Right now I am knitting with a 51% silk and 49% bamboo. I just love how it feels.

The scarf is gorgeous!

Devon said...

Congratulations! I don't know how you did your job for so long. Enjoy your time and peace of mind.

I love that yarn and scarf. I did a similar one except the pattern went horizontal, not verticle. I like yours better!

Mrs. A said...

Congrats! So glad that things are moving forward for you!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

the yarn looks like the caribbean, beautiful!

sorry about the various trips. i put myself in the shoes of the patients and know the problems they are having. i was so lucky to have d#1 24/7 at the end because i could not have handled all that she did for him. she knew just what to do and did it so lovingly. what an angel.

hugs, and thanks for what you do,

Mimi said...

Rudee, sorry for being a tease re cookie cutter, I was just trying to figure out when I would, for sure, I'd be able to post! :)
Now, i'm going to be an even bigger tease, and do a giveaway to whoever guesses correctly! I'll keep your entry in the box!

Sandy said...

I love your humor..Good thing you filled that gas tank but are there any more moon stories...ha.

driving in circles under the moon brings up a funny visual.

Love that yarn - I can tell by looking at it, it's soft and beautiful.