08 May 2010

End of the Semester Status Report

"Give me a word, any word, and I show you how the root of that word is Greek." (My Big Fat Greek Wedding)  Today's Greek word is Thesaurus.  Not a dinosaur, the word "thesaurus" comes from the Greek word for a store, treasure, storehouse, or treasury, now meaning a treasury or storehouse of knowledge.  That wonderful information comes from the Oxford English Dictionary Online.  (One of the things I'm going to miss most about graduating... no more access to the OED online with the campus subscription.  Deep, pitiful sigh.)

Today is Saturday the 8th of May.  A week from now, I will participate in the graduation ceremony marking the completion of my BA!  The only things standing between me and my diploma are a geography final on Monday, border studies final due Tuesday, and three linguistics papers due Thursday...  Not a ridiculous amount of work, but nothing at which to sneeze either, but all the end of the semester work is why I haven't posted in a while (but apparently someone out there is reading my blog... somehow I get about 100 hits a month.  So whoever you are, thanks for reading.) but here's the latest knitting update.

While at WAIL (which was Awesome!) I finished my Monday socks:

I love the pattern.  And the colour makes me smile.  And I find the picot edge charming.  Now I need a cool day on which to wear them.  They're knit with a rather thick yarn, which makes them quite warm.

I'm progressing nicely along my Joy in the Journey socks.  One more pattern repeat and I should be ready to do the toe:




I love all the lace in these socks, and the Celtic knots on the front bring me great joy.


Nothing photos on the Summer Fog Socks, but I have started the gusset on those.  They just still look like the last picture I took.  Ah, size 0 needles... they take forever... and my hands don't like knitting with needles that small for very long.  So I switch it up by working on my shawl, knit on size 10 needles, on which I have made some good progress, and which I have decided to call "Morning Oatmeal".  (The top colour reminds me of oatmeal.)  Here it is:




This is how far along I currently am.  I did have to frog it back and start again at Knitter's Anonymous on Wednesday, but I finally have all the increases in the right places and it's moving along nicely.  I'm planning on doing a whole skein more of the blue than the pattern says, but I want it to be longer than the dimensions given.


I really need to get to work on my final papers.  On the plus side, as one of those papers is about the use of metaphore in knitting, doing research means reading Stephanie Pearl-McPhee's blog, "Yarn Harlot", which I absolutely adore... it tickles me..., and Franklin Habit's blog "The Panopticon"...again, a very funny blogger, and many others... Mwah ha ha ha ha... I love when research and procrastination are the same thing. 

1 comment:

  1. You crazy busy girl. I'm so proud of you! Can't wait to see you next weekend!!!

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