Trouble with Trebles

This blog is to keep track of my knitting, other craft projects, and the weird bits of life that don't fit anywhere else.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Crafting Is My Life

At the moment I anxiously await to hear if I have made it as one of the six finalists in The Amazing Lace for Challenge 1. I feel my entry was strong, but there were many other fantastic entries. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Knitting with KB - I love the music. Nice touch!
Pick Up Sticks - the newpaper article is too funny!
Lickety Knit - I love the "American Idol"-style tryouts!

There are lots of other great ones, too. I don't envy the judges. With this type of competition, it's going to be difficult to win, especially when you consider that painfully slow progress I am making on my knitting! Yesterday, I spent most of the day working and trying to sign a lease for a new apartment in California. Apparently, getting into an apartment is more difficult than getting into grad school. Well, I suppose I succeeded at getting into grad school (a fact which I occasionally regretted), so this too shall work out somehow.

Speaking of crafting, here is a one of many craft projects I completed while in grad school. During my cross-stitch phase I made this monstrously large sampler (I've placed a pen in the photo for comparison). I'm not sure if you can make it out, but it in the center it says "You can always find time to do the things that are important to you." This strikes me as a nice bit of irony, since I should have been working on my dissertation instead of this silly cross-stitch. Finally, a testament to my true priority: crafting-1st, everything else-2nd.

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