Friday, July 28, 2006

Uncharted territory

No, not the uncharted territory of some kind of free-form lace creation with cables, but the uncharted territory of .... the imminent approach of my PhD exams! *insert scary music here*

My first exam date has been set, not necessarily in stone, but in, well, mud I guess. It's three weeks from this past Wednesday, or August 16th. Wish me luck! From here till then it's reading 3 books a day for about the next week and a few days, and then significant amounts of review, outlining, and a bit of writing practice exams. I definitely feel like I've gone into a sort of countdown mode. Right now, I'm feeling pretty good, all things considered. It probably helps that I had a helpful meeting with my advisor yesterday to go over possible questions for the exam, etc.

I'm not sure how much knitting or blogging I'll be able to do, unfortunately. Enough to check in, I suspect, but not enough for much forward progress or exciting photos. I do hope to have a couple of FO's to show, a pair of socks and then Soleil, but I've still got a few days left on those.

I leave you with a mental image: a cloud of iridescent peacock feathers, a gift from a woman in my SnB group who owns peacocks. One of those feathers dangling above the faces of my cats, their ears far forward with curiosity...

6 comments:

Rose said...

Duh..duh...duh..NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! Not the dreaded exams! Save your children....Save yourselves.......


Not that I have any idea what I'm talking about here :)

I'm sure you'll ace your exams and move onward in your degree.

Angel said...

Just stay calm and focused. I found that outlining and writing practice exams is the most helpful thing that one can do as exams descend on you... That and get a lot of sleep.

Looking forward to the FO pictures...

keri said...

Good luck to you, I'll be sending positive thoughts your way!

Zarzuela said...

You are working so hard, I'm sure you'll be just fine on your exams. Just remember, knitting a blogging are great ways to take a *break* (read: procrastinate). ;)

Jessica
http://zarzuelaknitsandcrochets.com/blog

Biglug said...

Hi Emily - it was great meeting you at knitting! Thanks for leaving me the comment. :)

Jen

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you'll kick the exams in the pants. Good Luck,
TK