nerves and excitement
Yesterday, I came home to a nice little box from the guys at Threadbear! I had just placed my order at the end of last week and they got it out to me SO quickly. I also got to talk to Rob on the phone on Sunday, and I feel like a dork about this, which made me nervous at first. 🙂 I guess you just don’t realize that you’ve never really spoken to these people since you’ve corresponded with them so much and when I went to make that call, I was nervous. Nervous about what? I don’t know. But, my nerves were put at ease very quickly because he’s as nice on the phone as he is in email*. So, to the good stuff. I received a ball winder (how have I lived without one), two skeins of cotton chenille for a couple of flower washcloths, two skeins of koigu in this great purple and green colorway and two size 1 circulars so I could learn to knit socks with circulars instead of dpns.
Amanda (and perhaps others) has used the term SSS to stand for Second Sock Syndrome and man did I have a case of it. I got to going on the ribby shell and just couldn’t bring myself to pick up those itty bitty needles again. The Threadbear box-o-treats cured that, though. Last night, I figured out how to knit socks with two circulars and I have made it through all of the toe increases (on Wendy’s toe up pattern). I know that’s not very far, but it took me a long time to figure out how everything worked on the circular needles. I’m quite impressed that I was able to get a handle on the technique in one night, though.
Tonight I go back to school. This will be my last semester of classes and in the fall I will defend my thesis. That means that this semester I have to start working on my thesis, which makes me really nervous! I have a topic, now I just need a committee, the data, and an insanely long paper. 🙂 No problem right? It may get hectic, but I have enjoyed posting more regularly so I’m going to try to keep it up. Maybe today the GSRP box will be waiting for me, to take my mind off of all the school!
*not that I thought he’d be dr. jekyll or something, but I guess you never know. 😉