Wednesday, June 24, 2015

WIP Wednesday: The Excuses Edition

Hello! I'm back! I've been a bit absent lately, but I promise I have a good excuse. Over the last year, some colleagues and I have been putting together a national postgraduate conference and, after many months of planning, it finally ran last week. Here is me giving the opening address:

This is going to sound stupid but I always forget how really short I am until I see myself in a photo! The conference was a huge success and went really well but I was useless on the weekend. On Saturday I seriously woke up, read a book, had a shower, got into fresh pyjamas, watched a movie and went back to bed. I could not even handle talking to anyone until Sunday. However,  I'm now back to normal (ie avoiding working on my thesis in any way I can while still attempting to meet my deadlines. Not a good plan...).

Given the well-known relaxing properties of knitting, I spent many (stressed!) hours stockinette stitching away during the preparation period. There were many, many different projects, but this is what I've been working on most recently:

In response to this very cold winter, KOGO put out a call for gloves, mitts and hats so I picked up a scarf I had cast on but not done much more. On Sunday, when I was ready for something a bit more challenging I started the matching mitts. Given that timeliness is somewhat of an issue, I should probably have been working on something that's not double-knitted in 5-ply wool but I was not thinking straight. But now I am, and back and ready to blog :)


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