Meg Joins the Navy

A new member of the Navy Nurse Corps and a proud wife of a Navy corpsman stationed together at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

29 April 2012

Knit Tank Top

I made this pattern up as I went along.  It fits loosely and is knit in a small size.  If you wish it to be very loose, tighter, or a larger size, increase/decrease the number of stitches accordingly.

1.  Cast on 60 stitches on size 10 straight needles.
2.  Rows 1-5:  Knit.
3.  Row 6:  Work in garter stitch until piece measures 7 1/2".  End on Purl.
4.  Next row:  K2tog every 10 sts.
5.  Continue garter until piece measures 10 1/2".
6.  Next row:  K2tog every 8 sts.
7.  Continue garter until 16 1/2".
8.  BO 4 sts.  K20.  BO 4 sts.  K to end.
9.  Purl row.
10.  Place stitch holder, BO1.  K to end.
11.  BO4.  P to end.
12.  BO1.  K to end.
13.  BO1.  P to end.
14.  BO1.  K to end.
15.  BO1.  P to end.
16.  BO1.  K to end.
17.  Continue alternating without binding off until piece measures 24 1/2".  BO all.
18.  Pick up sts on holder.  BO1 beginning of each row till 12 sts remain.
19.  Continue garter st until piece measures 24 1/2".  BO all.
20.  Sew sides and tops of tank top together.

It's a very easy pattern!  I used a light weight silky yarn so that it wasn't as heavy and I would just wear it over top of a cami during the spring, but haven't gotten the chance to wear it yet.

23 April 2012

Things to Look Forward To...

As I am swamped with the last 2 weeks of school right now, I'm just going to blog for myself today of the things I have to look forward to and remember why I put myself through this hell hole called nursing school.

The Navy
Navy uniforms
Working & making money
Moving in with my sailor
Working out early on summer mornings
Traveling to Rhode Island on an airplane (I am always so excited to go to airports!)
Planning a wedding
Engagement photoshoot
Campfires at Rachael's
Going to shitty bars with my best friends
Becoming an officer
Taking the NCLEX
Pinning ceremony
Spending the weekend of graduation with my family
No more roommates
No more homework
No more reading textbooks
No more studying & stressing for exams
Dress weather
Sleeping with the windows open
Spring cleaning of my closet

The future looks so good :)

18 April 2012

Relay for Life, Princess Themed

This past weekend it was a fun night I looked forward to for a year since last year's event.  It was Relay for Life!  Last year our nursing group was pop star themed and I dressed up as Katy Perry...

This year we were Disney princess themed!

If you've never been part of a Relay for Life event, it's definitely something to put on your bucket list, even if you don't make it through the whole night.  The luminary ceremony and survivor's walk will bring even the manliest to tears.  Both of my grandmother's have lived through breast cancer, which is a story I need to get around to asking my living grandmother about while I still have her.

The whole theme of our event was the 90's.  There were ninja turtles, dalmatians, tie-dye, and neon workout clothes, and us, the Disney princesses!  I, technically, was not a 1990's princess... I was Giselle from Enchanted.
I made my dress from scratch, minus the white cami I built on because I ran out of time to make a real top.  When I get time in the future, I will add more detail for future Halloween's.  Here's some photos from our event:
I couldn't fit through a single door

I used an actual hula hoop to make a hoop skirt.

Princess Parade down to the gym

09 April 2012

Things I'm Obsessed With

So sorry for the lack of blogging.  My sailor was home all last week so I was busy relaxing and hanging out with him and our friends and family all week and doing homework when I could.  Considering it's the peak of the semester with my capstone paper due Friday and various other things, this is a short post.

Here's some things I am OBSESSED WITH right now that you should check out!

This weekend is Relay for Life and my team is princess themed!  Lots of pictures in my next blog!