Sunday, April 10, 2011


Seriously.  It's humid!  But also metaphorically.  :)  I've been digesting giant amounts of Classical knowledge this week for my comprehensive exams.  I set a goal for myself to read at least 5 chapters of Conte's history of Latin literature a day this week so I can get through it all in a little over a week (I've read most of it before, so seemed pretty attainable).  I lost a day to an uncharacteristic migraine yesterday and just can't make myself read anymore.  It's terrible.  So I've escaped here.

I finished a hat I was test knitting and the Skew socks I posted sometime last week.  I'm very excited. :)  They need to be finished, then I will post pictures.  I started a pair of socks for John today.  They are turning out beautifully!  I can't wait to see them on his feet!  I'm dying to start something big like a sweater or a shawl, but I have to wait just one more week.  One.  More.  Week.  I should have those socks done by then!

And there's something else holding me back too.

When I decided to start this blog, I knew I wanted that Works in Progress bar thingy over there. --->  It just looks so cool!  I see now that it is causing me stress.  I have had to go make some of those projects hibernate because it's a pretty long list and a lot of those projects just will never be whole projects.  Realistically, I need to just FINISH them.  And I think I will.  I'll be moving in July and I don't really want to move a bunch of unfinished projects.  They will live in a box in the closet for the rest of my life.  I bought more yarn for Rudens not too long ago and it just needs a few more rows (oh boy).  Clover would go quickly if I'd just sit down and work on it.  It serves no purpose now since I bought a dress for my best friend's wedding instead of finishing this one.  We'll see. There may still be time.  Like I told her, two dresses are better than none. :)

Well, the buns are staring at me because they have been neglected and they would like a clean litter box, so I must go be productive.  I'll leave you with a picture of Spike and his tasty birthday carrot.  He turned 6 on March 17th (I keep forgetting to show you guys).  Sweetpea ate all of hers and what was left of his.  I swear she's a garbage disposal.

I hope your weekend is more relaxing than ours has been!


  1. Aww what a cute rabbit. I seem to have startitis too. I don't seem to want to finish any of the projects I have on my needles. Maybe it's a spring thing.

  2. Hello! I'm also a knitting Classicist! Well, sort of. I did my undergrad degree a few years ago in Classics and am starting my postgrad degree in it next February.

  3. Cool! I suspect there are a lot of us knitting Classicists floating around. Just seems to come with the territory. :)

    Why are there not more Classicists in the world?!

  4. Aww, I adore your bunny :D They really are my favourite type of pet.
    Also: I adore your pretty knitting! Pretty knitting is my favourite type of knitting.

  5. Aww, thanks. :) Spike and Sweetpea are definitely adorable in every sense of the word! I think pretty much all knitting is pretty! :)


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