Monday, February 11, 2008

A cry for help


Desire to crochet cute mittens has completely eclipsed desire to ever finish Ph.D. Send help.

28 comments:

Nicole said...

That's a cute mitten top and I am intrigued by how you will continue . . . wait, this isn't helping is it? Get back to Ph.D'ing it, woman!

Elinor said...

Hahahahaha! What a great post! Good luck with that Ph.D. :-)

Knitting Mama said...

Cute! You always know how to give a smile.

Veronique said...

I know that feeling... Sometimes you need a break from graduate school, and sometimes you need to buckle down. *sigh*

Susan said...

I just finished a Swallowtail Shawl in six days. This is in avoidance of grading freshman comp papers and finishing my dissertation conclusion. (In my defense, I'm going to give it to my adviser after my defense.)

I think that there's something in the wool fumes . . .

chez shoes said...

I say, finish that mitten!

Jamy said...

Totally understandable. As someone who has finished a PhD, I can tell you this: when you are ready to make it the top priority, it will get done. Until you push all other distractions to the side, ignore your significant other, neglect your friends, etc., it won't get done. However, that final push can be very short, depending how much energy you can give it. External deadlines are what did it for me. If you can scare up one of those, it would probably help.

JustApril said...

News Flash - Fiber arts may increase procrastination. Oh yeah, we already knew that about ourselves =))

love the mitten so far

Chris said...

Can you use the mitten as a reward system?!?

Seanna Lea said...

I want to draw a sticking out tongue on the little face. Then it can tell you, you want to work on me, but you have work to do, so nyah!

djb said...

It'll be summer before you know it and you'll wonder whether mittens will ever be needed again!

Nadia said...

What kind of help? More yarn for the mitten or someone "accidentally" deleting your dissertation so that you can drop out and knit all day?

sydney said...

But it's a cute mitten. Your best bet is to finish the mitten as quickly as possible.

Elizabeth Boyle said...

Help? For what? Mittens can be worn, used and loved. And a Phd will only need framing and then there's the whole, where to hang it debate. Stick to mittens. :) Good luck on both.

Moe said...

Hmm, I would be of no help. I'm nearing the end of a 6.5 yr Phd. Started knitting in my first year...funny thing is, my husband does NOT knit and finished his in time. Go figure.

Michelle said...

Can't help. In the midst of crocheting cute slippers instead of working. If I find a support group I'll let you know.

curlypurly said...

you could just wear cute mittens and dazzle your advisors into thinking you've actually finished. would that work?

xtina / fistful said...

darling brainy,
does your cuteness ever cease?

Elizabeth said...

Dude, I'm not surprised... I'm just grateful that I finished my PhD before getting addicted to knitting. Despite the cuteness of the crochet, I have confidence that you will finish! Isolating myself in the library always helped me focus...

Agatq said...

finish them (now!), and then get back to PhD... i had the same thing, wanted to knit until three days before the exam, and then panicked slightly. ;-)

Katie said...

Funny, my desire to compulsively check supposedly-on-hiatus-knitting-blogs has completely eclipsed MY desire to ever finish the Ph.D.

Brainy's Brother Tom said...

What's the problem??? I thought Ph.D stood for "Philosophical Darning" (as in socks)?

corvustristis said...

Sympathetic. When help comes, please direct towards Fort Collins. Desire to doodle knitwear designs in lab book has totally eclipsed desire to research tularemia alpha enolase.

Dr. Steph said...

I've been there. It'll pass.

I'm sending encouraging vibes right now--come to the other side, come for the glory! ;)

Anonymous said...

I say keep on truckin'! I can't wait to see your completed mittens especially since I created that pattern for CL... :P

Anonymous said...

Hang in there. The Ph.D. is as much an endurance contest as it is about your intelligence. Of course, the desire to create woolen thingies is the most important sign of superior intelligence anyway. {grin}

Thinks too much said...

Elizabeth poses a good question. Where to hang the framed degree... At work? In the hallway? You could crochet a drape for it...

nstssj said...

Hmmm...the mitten is awfully cute...and probably more fun...