Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The next best thing

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!

20 comments:

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Yah, rah, rah, Rudee. The best of both worlds. I agree those are both great reasons to work. Got to nourish the soul as well as the body. So glad you got right on the situation.blessings
QMM

Mimi said...

Ha ha! Have your cake and knit it too! I missed the post about work situation, but this seems like a good solution.
Is that you in the photo with the gloves? You look great! Oh, and the gloves are lovely too!

Stephanie V said...

I'm so glad that you have a good work option ahead. Fingers crossed it's not too far ahead.

Thanks for trying out my pattern...I love that yarn. The scarf is going to be so beautiful.

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

well yay for you! great news all around honey.

hugs, bee
xooxoxoxox

debra said...

so happy things are working out for you! The work you are doing is important, but not more important than you.
xo

Gail said...

All you had to do was ask!!! Isn't it wonderful?

I want to thank you again for my beautiful mittens, I'm enjoying them on cold days.

Jadekitty said...

Yea!! I am very excited for you:) Can't wait to see what you create with all "your upcoming free time" :)

Brenda said...

Yeah! That is a win win Rudee! So happy for you!

Rose said...

Ooh I am so jealous! I wish there was a way for me to teach part time, but I'm not there yet. Thanks for the mention of me! Made me laugh!

Cheryl said...

It sounds like a win/win, a well deserved one at that. I don't blame your boss for not wanting to lose you, so this seems like a great solution for all.
As always, your work is just beautiful. So glad you will get to have more time to follow your passion.
xxxxxx

Miss 376 said...

Oh, I am so pleased for you. Hope it won't take too long to get sorted

Ruth said...

So pleased for you.

SkippyMom said...

Rudee you need to be a model. You are gorgeous. Your skin and your hair, with your sparkly eyes. Want! So pretty. :)

And I think everyone's point was [mine included] vacations and yarn aren't worth risking your life - which is the impression I got from the last post describing where you travel to with an escort. Glad it all worked out.

Finding Pam said...

Rudee, I'm so glad that you ask your supervisor about this subject. The most important thing is that which makes you happy and feel safe.

While I know you are an amazing nurse, it is time to enjoy your days doing what you do best.

Knitting is your passion,and I totally enjoy seeing each project. I only wish I knew how to knit.

You are so beautiful. Please post more photos of yourself and Leo.

Take care dear friend.

bettyjf1 said...

Rudee this is wonderful news!!!! I'm really glad for you.

Devon said...

Yea! I am so happy for you! Hope it happens soon.

Knitty said...

That is wonderful news!

I still hope you consider teaching knitting though. It could segue into a bridge between a passion and a source of income, and students would benefit.

I have a friend who teaches sewing that found this to be true. She has an RN degree also.

The Bug said...

Gorgeous picture! And excellent solution to your work dilemma! Woot!

sapphireblue said...

I hope the new schedule works out better for you. I haven't loaded my knitting patterns on my Kindle yet, but I'm working on it.

Sandy said...

That's cool about the new position you will have...