Still, last week was lovely. I completed my final exams (well, before board exams next spring) which were nice and short and relatively easy - and there were only three of them! I received my placement for internship and got into paediatrics - my first choice! :-) I also got first choice for Internal Medicine, and the Surgery one is only a 5 min bike ride from my home. Yay!
|leaving uni after exams|
Then I went to visit my parents for my stepdad's birthday. We cooked a lavish 4-course meal, I visited my little half brother (who recognizes me despite only seeing my three times a year, and is also able do tell between different brands of tractors by the color of their wheel rims - and he's only two-and-a-half!), visited my grandma and we looked at old pictures of her and her sisters as little girls! She allowed me to take some of them with me and I really have to scan them in before giving them back - some of their dresses are so cute, and my grandma was so pretty as a young woman. And her dashing boyfriends!
My parents accompanied me back to Berlin and we had a lovely weekend together, spending one night in a hotel with a bar on the top floor and a view over Berlin (b-day present for my stepdad, and we were so glad we didn't have to use public transport at -23°C outside!), drinking cocktails of all colours and spending time in the spa, trying out a couple of Vietnamese restaurants (it's a trend... and yummy! we also bought a cookbook), drinking lots of Jasmin tea and generally having a good time.
I wore this cutie for our night out.
|excuse the goofy grin - this was after the cocktails...|
What with exams and family action, there hasn't been any sewing going on (hand-stitching a bit of lace doesn't count... ;-), but I finished a teal snood in a chunky acrylic yarn (finally, after casting it on three times to get the size right!) and started on a black sock while travelling. Incidentally, do any of you know how to make socks more durable? The striped socks I gave away for Christmas seem to have gotten holes in the balls of the feet after a few wearings. I guess I should have used actual sock yarn (once again, Alessa: research before buying/making stuff!), but are there other tricks I could use? Seems the person in question regularly shreds hand-knit socks after a few wearings...
Hope you're having a good week, however the weather!