Sunday, July 16, 2006

great ideas

dr fern loooooved her present, said it was the best present she ever got. deb's great idea, my brilliant execution! of course there was much oohing and aahing over the idea that wool could be created which would stripe itself into socks and then of course i had to show off the baby sock (which i just happened to be carrying around) to show how it was done. everyone now thinks im a genius. teehee. i also demonstrated the whole knitting on three needles thing with the pink grapefruit spider sock, again making me look very clever. funny really considering its only the second time ive ever done it! there was also much admiration at the idea of hand painting wool and its results. here is where the spider sock is at to date:




meanwhile fern looked awesome in her floppy hat and gave a great closing speech at the graduation ceremony. supervision went relatively well for a change, a light bulb went on over the head of one supervisor when he realised what i was trying to do and suddenly got excited while the other just continued to look confused because hes a historian and what the hell has psych theory got to do with history? (this is actually quite a good question). but i came away with some good ideas to implement this week.

and there is, of course, flu in the house, so no SnB for me this arvo - i will need to borrow a ball winder thingy soon to unwind my skeins with, but one thing at a time!

k

5 comments:

Taphophile said...

You did awfully well converting sock knitters and thesis supervisors! We missed you this afternoon. Get in touch when you need a swift and winder.

kylie said...

i missed it too :( i am not sick yet but am surrounded by germs and suspect i may be carrying grossness, so best not to frequent yummy coffee shops with fires and knitting and hot chocolates. *sigh*. perhaps i can convince a spider to meet me with her swift etc this coming thurs lunchtime, if not definitely next time. hope you had fun tho :)

happyspider said...

drat it all, my timetable has changed so my class that was to be from 4.30-6.30 is now 12.30-2.30.... might be able to meet you after though if thats not too late? we did miss you, i was knitting my pink grapefruit socks too.. :p i have to say im rpetty chuffed with the colours! am i allowed to say that without sounding smug?
yours is looking delish :)

kylie said...

bloody timetablers! lets leave it for this week, i have enough to go on with, eg a jumper to finish! i think i can wait till the first thursday of august anyway. cant wait to see how your sock turns out, i think i ended up going too big after all but we'll see... :)

kylie said...

ps yes you can be chuffed cos its GORGEOUS! i love it...