Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Time Management

It's been feeling a little lately like I'm a tiny bit over my head. Reading and homework for my classes is extensive every night, I'm trying to finalize my final thesis paper while making my book lists for my exams, and my tap dancing girls participate in their first competition in less than a month.
All of this means I've become a list-making machine, planning every minute that I possibly can to help incorporate homework or working on something I need to get done. 15-minute bus ride to school? Time to read Lady Audley's Secret for Victorian lit.
Get to class 7 minutes early? Headphones are on, and I'm listening to "Jump, Jive 'an Wail", tapping out a section that might be unclear to make sure it works.
Knitting has fallen in to this pattern as well. I have a couple of projects I keep switching out in my bag, and I've made progress on some important time-sensitive ones.
I finished the Incognito for my Hawaiian friend, just in time for his birthday today!
I really had fun making this one- super fast, and the embroidery was a good activity while watching movies. :)
Specs: Made out of good ol' Cascade 220 in a chocolate-brown, on size 8 needles. Embroidery is in black Cascade 220.
Modifications: The recipient was curious if there was a way to keep the cowl up around his face without being too tight, so I made a super-long I-cord and strung it through the folded-down hem, coming out through the back of the cowl to be tied. He really enjoyed it, and I'm glad it worked as well as I wanted it to!
Besides the cowl, I also took the Alice in Wonderland mittens for my advisor back out of hiding and re-cast on in size crazy-small needles, working on the cuff during a climbing-movie night at a friend's house.
It looks a lot better, and hopefully I'll be done with the cuff and into the colorwork by the end of the week!
Last but not least is a Veggiesaurus shirt I'm making for a certain Vegetarian/Vegan!
I'm really excited with how well this one is turning out, and I'm doing one color every time I stand up to take a stretch break from homework.
Speaking of homework... probably should get back... :)

2 comments:

Dawn said...

I LOVE TO READ YOUR KNIT ONE,CLIMB ON'
YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL WAY OF SEEING THE WORLD....THEN OF COURSE I WOULD....
THANK YOU

Cole said...

I love the little neck warmer thing with the mustache! So creative Katie, looks great and I love the color.