Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A week, some notes


Spring burst all over the place this week, with blue skies and warm sunshine. Not much to say, otherwise, but I thought I should check-in since it's been a while since my last post. Here are some of the things happening this week:

  • It's the last week of classes for the winter quarter at my university. For me, this point in the quarter is accompanied by a faint sense of relief overshadowed by panic as I scramble to find closure for my work.

  • On Monday I went bowling, and I got four strikes! This is a lot for me. Overall, I didn't end up with my highest score ever, but that is definitely the most strikes I've gotten in an evening.

  • I am still knitting my sock. In the comments on my last post, scarybez asked what pattern I am using. I kind of made the pattern up by myself. I originally thought I would make Thuja, from Knitty, but the gauge I liked with the yarn was too small for that pattern. So I turned to Yarn Harlot's Knitting Rules! so that I could create my own pattern based on the basic sock recipe she describes. There is a pattern going down the sides that my stitch dictionary calls "mock ribbing."

  • On Thursday I will show the first draft of my dissertation prospectus to one of my advisors. I'm rather nervous and afraid that I didn't do it quite correctly, but I'll never know until I get feedback. Wish me luck!

Back to work...

2 comments:

Non-Knitter Knitting Fan said...

Ah-Ha! I've wanted to be the first person to respond to your posts for a while--and the day is finally here.
Don't feel nervous about showing your proposal to your teacher; it's a time for you to gather their ideas in order to make your project even better! The delete button on your keyboard is the world's best invention.

Batty said...

Argh, do not speak of the dreaded dissertation prospectus! I hated writing that thing. Good luck, and I hope that your feedback is helpful.