Friday, August 1, 2008

Long time no (mumble mumble)

Maybe it would be kindest to let this blog die a natural death. It'd be a sad thing, but I've been amazed and overwhelmed how much writing a dissertation takes up one's time! I know it sounds obvious, but I'm still surprised. It's not so much that I write for hours, but I have to spend a lot of time looking up things I'd forgotten, and a surprising amount of time just _thinking_ about what I'm trying to say. Honestly, there's not much brain-power left for anything else. Sigh.

Still, it's an amazingly solitary exercise too, and I miss the community of knitters! I _have_ done some knitting:

It's Wendy Johnson's Summer 2008 socks (Ravelry link) in Cherry Tree Hill 'Life's a Beach.' It's a sign of how crazy and brain-dead I've been that these took me a whole month! On the upside though, this yarn was so pretty and soft that I felt like it was a reward and not a drag.

I've been working on some other things, but need to grab one more cup of coffee and run to the library, but I wanted to add that I have the pattern for Henry (below) available as a free download on Ravelry now. I don't know if anyone wants to knit a giant octopus, but I wanted to make it possible - I enjoyed coming up with it so much that it seemed sad to keep it to myself.

Anyway - I hope it won't be another month, but I can't make any promises. We're about to head off to Provence for 10 days, so who knows what'll happen?!?!

11 comments:

Nell said...

Three things...

1. Summer always seems to kill my blogging mojo. Don't let it die maybe just hibernate...

2. I'm totally going to knit a giant octopus. Thanks for the pattern!

3. Have a great trip!!!! Maybe this will be just what you need to recharge.

doublehelix said...

Provence! Have a lovely and refreshing time. Part of the dissertation experience, at least for me, was to stare down the command of "Justify yourself."

Lanas said...

Hello! I am Inés from Abuelita Yarns Company. I loved your socks and octopus!! THe socks were great and the octoous was so original!
We are a uruguayan brand which sells yarns. If you want to know more about us please enter www.abuelitayarns.com or if you wish to see our articles and pictures enter www.abuelitayarns.com/blog/
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