Engulfed in Shadows. My latest WIP.Thank you all so much for your input on my work dilemma. I spoke to my boss two days ago who understood how I was feeling, but didn't want to lose me entirely. I'll stay in my position until a contingent RN position opens, which, as luck would have it, was already in the works. As soon as there is approval for the position, I can slide right into it. Talk about a blessing. This will allow me to continue working, but at a pace that's not going to leave me exhausted. I can sort of write my own ticket, so to speak, by working only in areas I'm comfortable, and working only the hours I want. If I don't want, I don't work. The power of saying NO is one I don't have the luxury of using right now.
Though a couple of you may not have thought the reason I work (yarn and vacations) was an important enough excuse to keep doing what I do, I have proof here that it is indeed reason enough for a fiber artist.
Case in point? I bought this beautiful Three Irish Girls yarn while on vacation in Florida last year. It was specially dyed by TIG for A Good Yarn store in Sarasota. I found the store by chance driving around the neighborhood of our lodgings. If I didn't work at all, I never would have traveled or bought the yarn or even owned the memory of having done both.
Jazz Hands! Well, one anyway. Both are finished but only one is in the photo.This afternoon, I finished my very jazzy gloves and cast on for Stephanie's Desert Shadows Scarf (though I gave mine a different title). I'm loving the pattern, the yarn, and by happenstance, the memories of our winter getaway last year.
Rose is not the only one with sand in her yarn...That's a win, win, win in my book. Working less hours than part time will more or less allow me to have my cake, and knit it, too, if I want!