I got tagged by Barb.

The rules: Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1) What was I doing ten years ago?

Ten years ago I was finishing my junior year in high school, worrying about college applications and SATs. I really wouldn’t go back to that.

2) What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?

Photograph knitting
Work on private practice stuff
Make lunch for tomorrow
Clean something (a permanent to do list item)

3) Snacks I enjoy

Fresh Buffalo Mozzerella
Honey Nut Cheerios

4) Things I would do if I were a billionaire

Quit working
Work with T and provide financial assistance to undocumented college students (and high school students to apply to college, take SATs, etc)
Get behind the DREAM Act financially
Provide car seats to the hospital that I work at for families to have
Travel all the time
Move to SF or NY. Or both. And London.

5) Places I have lived:

Santa Monica, CA
Riverside, CA
Seattle, WA
I currently live in the house I have lived in since I was 12 years old. There is something nice about that.

6) Jobs I have had:

Worked in public library
Cataloging books printed in Latin America prior to 18-something (right dad?)
UW Nursing School
Child Protective Services
Hospice Social Worker
Eating Disorder Therapist
Medical Social Worker in a county hospital

7) Peeps I want to know more about:

Mrs. Hipp


I have been knitting.

Began: 28 April 2008
Finished: 19 May 2008
Yarn: 3 Skeins Sundara Yarn Aran Silky Merino in Ruby Port
Needles: Sz 8

It is SO soft and comfortable. I love it, and it was a smooth knitting process (no mistakes, no ripping back. Just how I like it.)


So, I did a bit of yarn shopping (and redeemed some pre-birthday gifts.)

The local Alaska yarn stores were very nice, but the knitters were a bit competitive to get to the yarn–there were just more of us than yarn (which is why my mother, aunt, and I strategized and beat the rest of the cruisers to the Beehive Wool Shop in Victoria. Totally worth it.)

There are notes on the picture if you click on it.

Back from Alaska. It was more beautiful than I had ever anticipated.

I also did a fair bit of knitting and yarn shopping, but those pictures will come a bit later.

There are a bunch of pictures on my flickr account, here.

Here are a few:

The Hubbard Glacier

The Tongass National Forest

The Mendenhall Glacier from the helicopter

I passed my last licensure exam this morning. Which means that once my check goes through, I will be an L C S W (spaces to prevent googling).

I started this process in 2003 when I began grad school, and I am really proud. The process is a pain in the ass and the tests are hard. But I am done. I think I am still in shock–when I saw the PASS on the screen I just covered my mouth and got teary. And then I got numb. Tomorrow at work might feel different, when I get to tell the people that I work with. Or maybe when I actually get my license number, and business cards, and start doing a miniature private practice.

I am knitting (running a tiny bit but not much) and packing for my cruise but I have no pictures. I promise to have a ton of pictures in about 2 weeks, when I return from Alaska.


Central Park Hoodie

Cast on Feb 9 and Finished April 8

Knit in Cotton-ease.

And awesome! I love this sweater–I wore it to work today and was happy all day long (well, as happy as one is at work).

I am now working on socks (Sundara sock yarn in Bronzed Forest):

I spent last weekend down in Del Mar with some good knitting friends.

Anna and I drove down to the hotel and met Margaret Saturday morning. From there we hit the yarn stores (5 in total), where I purchased very little (some yarn needed for classes on the cruise.

Sunday morning we went to the beach. We had a great time there (and during the whole weekend. It’s nice when strangers tell you that you must be having fun. We were.)

Today is our 7th wedding anniversary.

Before we went to dinner Saturday night.

We spent the weekend at my grandmother’s apartment in West LA (she was out of town, so it was like a big, fancy hotel room.)

We had a really nice time, a lot of eating, some shopping, and running down at the beach. We both agree that we could live in her neighborhood, and be very happy. We loved running at the beach in Santa Monica, walking to the Farmer’s Market, and otherwise just hanging around.

Of course, there was a stop at a yarn store (because T loves me, and I spend hours and hours searching for a pair of shoes for him). We went to Wildfiber in Santa Monica, which was just as nice as the last time, except they no longer seem to be carrying Socks that Rock/Blue Moon Fiber Arts, which was a bummer.

I did get some yarn though:

Kollage Cornucopia, made from corn fibers somehow. My parents bought me two of those skeins, I bought a third.

Sublime Yarns Organic Cotton dk for Brighton. I did find some bag handles I liked, but the price was a bit much. I will probably make the bag (someday…) and then get handles.

I am knitting the hood of the Central Park Hoodie (the entire body and sleeves are done, and after the hood I have to do the button band and will be done.) Speaking of buttons, I bought some of those at Wildfiber too.

The ones of the left will be for the Malabrigo sweater I finished a while ago (and wear without buttons.) The ones on the right will be for the Central Park Hoodie.