28 May 2007

Post Scripts

1. The bookshelves - Ikea's "Billy." As cheap as it gets. The secret is twofold: first, glass doors, which I found in their remainder room for $40 for the pair, and second, colorful books (helps to study Russian history - lots of red covers!)

2. Huge thanks to Sara (blogless?) for referring me to a diagnosis that explains everything. An excerpt: "In the terminal phase, dissertation dementia, the patient may become incoherent, demonstrate catatonic behaviors and/or flat affect, and report hallucinations and delusions....A tendency to ruminative, vague, and circumstantial speech is common, as are odd beliefs and peculiar behavior patterns. Research indicates that university professors are particularly prone to these patterns."

3. Plans for Decadence: I think I'm going to take Ayla's advice and make Miss Dashwood but skipping all the frills and furbelows, and also take Paula's advice and make the Cherry Garcia neckwarmer from Hello Yarn - I think I should have enough yarn for both. Thanks guys!

4. I've also started yet another WIP for which I have no justification at all: a lace sampler stole, based on the one in Victorian Lace Today, using my pink Alpaca Cloud from KnitPicks. I'm starting the fourth chart already and loving it!

4 comments:

Marianne said...

Aah yes, sometimes knitting lace is just the very thing for healing one's psyche....it sounds lovely.

kmkat said...

Excellent plan for the Miss Dashwood. It will look stunning!

Paula said...

You'll love the neckwarmer--it's a quick, satisfying knit! And oh-so-snuggly. Have fun!

The Purloined Letter said...

I'm a big fan of lace-as-medicine, too. My married-to-him physician has suggested it is perfect for DDA. He even is willing to pay for the yarn just to keep me sane....