Tuesday, January 22, 2008

20 days later

I can't believe it's been 20 days since my last post! So much has happened since...well not really. I came back from south of the border and started culinary school. For those of you who don't know me that well, I'll explain a little. I graduated from medical school, but it's been about 5 years since I practiced Medicine. I won't go into the reasons because sometimes it's even hard for me to understand what I'm doing. Long story short, I've always loved baking and pastry and for the next year that's what I'll be doing. After that, who knows, maybe I'll continue into the baking and pastry career or maybe I'll go back to medicine. Whatever I decide, I'll definitely be knitting!

And speaking of knitting, there are tons of things that I haven't posted yet.

Remember the calorimetries? Well, I ended up knitting about 20 of them. I don't have pictures of all of them, but here are a few. Needless to say, everybody loved them!

DH didn't get one, he was just posing, but even guys look good in them!

My mom received a hooded scarf, loosely based on this pattern. I used 2 skeins of Paton's Divine yarn. She liked it, but next time I'll try to round-off the top a little bit.

My MIL collects angels, so I decided to knit her an angel scarf. I modified this pattern to make it a scarf and I used Lion Brand's Jiffy yarn in one of her favorite colors: Yellow.

(MIL with my sister)

(Close up)

For my two sisters and my BIL I knitted each a pair of Felted clogs. I'm still waiting for the "good" pictures from my sisters, but here's at least a preview. My husband decided that his pair should also be in the picture. I still have to finish a pair for my little brother. I ran out of yarn in Juarez!

This adorable baby

got a pair of EZ baby booties from The Opinionated Knitter

My friend Roberto got a nice neckwarmer. Trust me, he could had sued me if I didn't crop the picture ;-)

I'll end this post with more babies! Well a baby and a toddler.

O-man got a Ganomy hat, another pattern by EZ found in The Knitter's Almanac

His sister Zaida got a top-down bonnet that I knitted with Kool-aid yarn

Aren't they cute?

I'm still missing some FOs. I'll post them next time.

Have a great week! or month, depends how much it takes me to post ;-)


jazibe said...

hasta que...!
very nice FOs, i am happy to have been there to see most (if not all) of them. Thanks for the "mafufas", i havent wore them after washing so they'll be nice and clean for the "nice picture". Love-ya!

Carol-lynn said...

Wow, you have been so busy with this work. It all looks wonderful. I wish I could taste your "practice" pastries. We need to head north again soon...but dang that snow!

Batty said...

Wow, you've certainly been productive! All those Calorimetries, and so many FO's, I have no idea how you stuff all that knitting into an obviously busy schedule!

Culinary school is one of those things I've always considered too. First, I went to grad school, then, I went to a different graduate program, and now, I'm a taxonomist (the content management kind, not the biology kind), but I'd really like to try culinary school sometime.

Best of luck to you, and let us know how it goes! If you ever need a pastry tester, don't hesitate to contact me. I love helping out my fellow human beings, particularly when dessert is involved.