It looks a bit like this out today (it’s colder and windier in person)…
I think my knitting basket and I will enjoy these last couple of days of break together. I’m working on two sweaters and my January socks for the monthly sock challenge. Lots to keep me busy and warm.
This upcoming semester is going to be a busy one. I’m the teaching assistant for two different courses, one I’ve never taught before, plus I’m taking the last course I need to fulfill the requirements for my degree. Add to that an important meeting where I have to present to my committee members what I’ve accomplished in the past year and the research plans for the year ahead. And, of course, actually getting some work done in the lab to hopefully get a manuscript or two out this summer.
It’ll be a full one that may not leave as much time for knitting as I’d like. But when all the craziness of working towards my Ph.D. gets to me, knitting helps keep me sane. At the very least, I’ll always have my commuting time to sneak some knitting time in everyday. And although work may keep me busy this semester, I still have lots planned for knitting. I’m joining Emily at Snapdragon Crafts in the Love Your Library challenge to use patterns I have collected over time instead of giving into the temptation to buy more (and more and more). I’ve picked out more than a few great patterns that will also use up lots of my stash yarn over the next few months.