Monday, December 1, 2014

Finished WIP, New WIP (With cables!), and plan for COMLEX PE!

I have been super nervous about starting my new clerkship for medical school, so I've been knitting up a storm! I finished the second sock of my first sock project (YAY!), and I decided I needed a new challenge. Cables.
I've lusted after cables for years and years, from store windows and even on other people's bodies. Like, I've secretly taken pictures of people's sweaters because I've loved the cable work. Yeah, I know. It was getting to be a problem. So I finally decided that I should woman up and just learn to knit cables myself. I found the perfect project, a pair of fingerless mittens in worsted weight yarn, with beautiful cable work on the dorsum of the hand. *sighs of admiration and like*

The best part was that it was free on Ravelry! Or on their website. So I downloaded it, and to my surprise, by the end of the night, I'd finished one of the two mitts! I've been saving the second one, knitting it more slowly, but still *should*  have it done by the end of today or tomorrow. I'm so addicted to cables, even more than before now! I can't wait to knit more! Cables, cables, everywhere! (okay, that's a bit much...) But still, look! Isn't it pretty? 

Anyways, the third thing I've been thinking about is a trip in the distant future, to the Philly area for my COMLEX PE exam, which is the second part of the second part of my medical boards. Confused yet? I was, too. For the COMLEX II, or the second part of the medical boards, there are two parts, one is written, and the other is a physical exam portion that is only conducted in one testing center in the whole of the US. Meaning that there are few testing spots available. Mine is basically in 10 months. I am already starting to freak out a little, so I decided to start planning something fun to look forward to after the exam. Many of the upperclassmen and women usually go to the touristy stuff of Philly, but I've already done that with my family when they dropped me off for college. I want to do something more crafty, and since I'm on a yarn kick, I decided to compile a yarn-hop of the top 5 yarn shops of Philly, based on Yelp reviews. Here is my proposed trip. I feel much better about the exam now, and I am actually not so nervous anymore. Success!

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