Monday, March 05, 2007

Missions: accomplished

It's been a week of accomplishments here in the Lazuli-Coffeeboy household. Most importantly...

1) Coffeeboy finished his dissertation!
2) Coffeeboy received an email from a press, expressing interest in considering his dissertation for publication!
3) Coffeeboy ALSO had a good phone interview for a tenure-track job AND 3.5 hours later was asked to campus for an on-campus interview, to be held the day after his dissertation defense!

Wow, what a week, huh?

My week wasn't quite so accomplished, but then a week like finishing your dissertation can only come once in a lifetime, right? This past week, I

1) Turned in a draft of my third exam to my advisor
2) Finished Clapotis #2!

Clapotis #2

Project specs:
Pattern: Clapotis, of course
Yarn: Cestari sock yarn from Woolbearers, in the color "Tuscany"
Needles: Size 7 K-P Options w/ the 24" cord.

Clapotis #2

This one has much thicker fabric than Clap #1, given that it's a pretty thick sock yarn. I can't really wrap it around my neck without looking like a chipmunk! (I might go for the chipmunk look in the next day or two, given the cold weather we're supposed to have!) However, it works great tucked under my coat for extra warmth, and it also wraps nicely around my back and shoulders for warmth. I haven't blocked this one yet, because I don't want to ruin the twist, but it may help it drape more nicely and fit 'round the neck better if I do. We'll see.

In other knitting news, I'm down to the toes on my cabled blue socks; news of them coming soon!


keri said...

Big Congrats to coffee boy - how exciting!

The clappy looks gorgeous, I love the color you used!

Zarzuela said...

WOW! That really is some week. Congrats to your boy. Hopefully there will be more good news to come.

The latest clap is beautiful too! You really should take it down to WB to show them.

caitlyn said...

Congrats to Coffeeboy!
Your Clapotis looks beautiful.

Julia said...

Good heavens, that's like a once-in-a-lifetime great week! Enjoy every last second, and congratulations to Coffeeboy!

Sheepish Annie said...

Biiiiig congrats to CoffeeBoy!! How exciting! It sounds like you have had quite the week over there. Clapotis the second is as beautiful as the first!

schrodinger said...

What a wonderful week, congratulations to coffeeboy. And the clap looks great, the quality of light in the pictures really gives them a retro feel, I love them.

Kodachrome said...

Firstly, congrats to Coffeeboy; what a series of accomplishments and good news! Also, that's a beautiful clapotis. Well done :)

cathy said...

even more congrats to coffeeboy :)

The clap looks great. It's perfect for a spring wrap. It looks gorgeous on you. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, you are all so nice. Thanks!


Teri S. said...

Congratulations to Coffeeboy! It truly has been an amazing week. Clap #2 looks great. I can't wait to see the socks!

Greta_Jane said...

So, Coffeeboy, I want to see a picture of the dissertation!

Angel said...

Big congrats to coffeeboy- I will be pulling for him on the interview!!!!

The clap looks great- love the colors, very you. Looking forward to seeing you and coffeeboy down here soon!

Lone Knitter said...

Congrats to Coffeeboy. I'll keep my fingers crossed for the job. The Clapotis looks beautiful.