Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Where Ya' Been?"

I'm kind of slow with posts lately because of life, but here is one thing I'm almost finished with - a new "cardi shrug" I found on Ravelry. This is a short-sleeved shrug to wear to work. "But you just knit a new shrug, why would you need another one? And you always wear scrubs to work because you hate ironing, right?


Well, right, but stuff like this has been going on:


See, that's a new picture for the newspaper ads that will go out soon, because I'm branching out into a new adventure! I'm leaving the safety and subordination of private practice and jumping into academic medicine, where I will be Director of the Division...which means I'll be in charge of myself, since I'm the only one in the Division for now. Ooh, no more scrubs - I'll have to dress for work every day! Thus the shopping spree at the local outlet for work pants and new shirts to wear under shrugs and cardigans. Sheila did this post on camis made very quickly with fold-over elastic that I can then pair with my work pants and shrugs - see? It'll be my new uniform. (Well, they actually have awards at the end of the year from the residents, and I'm coveting the Best Dressed Attending award - does that mean I'm shallow?) And I actually pulled out a pants pattern from the stash to see if I can whip up some new work pants....and I use the term whip very loosely, since the pinned tissue has been waiting to be tried on for the past 2 weeks.

Anyway, it's been a wee bit stressful, as you know if you've ever changed jobs and had to think about a completely new wardrobe, so I may be spotty here for another month or so while I get myself together. The good news? My new office is about 200 square feet with a kitchen counter, cabinets, and a table that seats four. I'm thinking it'll be a great new sewing space....till business picks up, of course!

11 comments:

Pam said...

Fantastic -- and Congratulations! Wow! How exciting. And, I can see you as an academic -- I think you will love it!

Amy Bailes said...

Congratulations! How exciting for you.

Sheila said...

Congratulations and great pic. You will enjoy wearing camis, they are perfect for pairing with cardigans, shrugs and suits. Of late I have been doing a lil print mixing. Pinstripe suit with small polka dot cami. Today will be Gray horizontal stripe cami with a black lace overlay jacket with black slacks... eccentric pairing and fun.

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, ladies - I'm fired up about it! And Sheila, you're my idol for work wear (in addition to shoe wear), so keep those ideas coming!

susiehomemakermd.com said...

Great picture of you! Your new job will be exciting and is a great excuse for new clothes :)

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Such a great excuse - I just went to Sawyer Brooks and ordered 3 knit jerseys for new camis! Thanks for their info!

Anonymous said...

Looks like I might need to go through my stash again and see if I can part with some of my "career" fabrics.

Robbie

Anonymous said...

What cami pattern are you using?

Robbie

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

God love you, Robbie, if you have more pants fabric you want to get rid of, send it on sister! The cami pattern is linked up in there where I mentioned Sheila - she has a link in her post - it's Iconic Patterns and you download it for free and tape it together - looks easy enough. I hope to try it this weekend. Our Spring Break is near the end of April and I should be in your area some of that (I forgot when you're officially retired again) - we should have lunch or something!

Bianca S said...

Congratulations! I wish you all the best! Great head shot!

Dr. Fun (AKA Sister) said...

Thanks, Bianca!