During the next week, I am supposed to submit the first draft chapter of my thesis, and I have to give a thirty-minute presentation on it in a colloquium. Then I have to get another funding application in the following week. Ai-yi-yi. I'm so sick of looking at my computer screen. Plus I've been having terrible allergy attacks for the past few days, so I've got that hot-dry-eyes thing going on.
No time for knitting, then, but I did manage a bit last week. The divine and oh-so-generous Ms. Em sent me some Knit Picks sock yarn, and I'm seeing if I can squeeze a pair of ankle socks out of one ball of Dancing:
You know what isn't very fun? Grafting a toe with yarn that is 7 percent elastic! Tricky.
It would be more sensible to knit a scarf right now than a pair of summery socks, but I was craving something simple, quick, and colourful.
Hey, have any of you (Canadians) seen the show "Talking Canadian" on Newsworld? It's on right now, but I saw it a few days ago, too. (If it comes on again, try to watch it. It's pretty entertaining.) Did you know, for example, that
Mooky and I are amused: