Sunday, June 03, 2007

Off to Boston!

This week I'm headed off to Boston for a semi-spontaneous research-and-visit trip. I need to see if there are enough sources to pursue a particular possible dissertation topic, and Harvard (not to mention Boston more generally) is one logical place to start looking in detail. It's off to the big university I go! While I'm there, I'll also be visiting old friends and favorite yarn stores, so it should be a nice trip.

Contest update: less than 12 hours to go! But we're well over the magic number of 15, so two prizes will be drawn! Enter your comment on this post by midnight tonight for a chance to win a prize! I'll be able to inform the winners and post sometime during my trip, but it might not be immediate, especially if the archives kind of suck me in. I'll be in touch with the winners over the next few days to get your addresses, and will put the prizes in the mail after I return.

I'm really excited about this trip. It's been a while since I did anything archival (reading for generals kind of got in the way of that) and I'm really looking forward to it. I'm especially curious since I really don't know exactly what I'll find. I'm hoping to find enough sources to be able to say "yes, I have a topic!" which would just be very exciting.

Of course, I'm also bringing knitting - two socks, to be specific! They are neither of them ones recommended in the contest post (though many of those are ones I do want to knit!):

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The Gentleman's Fancy Sock by Nancy Bush, in Knitting Vintage Socks, for a certain Professor Coffeeboy


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The Embossed Leaf Sock, from Interweave's collection Favorite Socks (and from the, what, 2005 edition of Interweave Knits, right before I started subscribing?). These will be ankle-length as I only had one skein of the, yes, pretty soft blue-and-green Koigu. Yum. They're going to a very lucky recipient at some later date this year...

For now, though, it's time to hit the road! See everyone in good old New England! (Or something like that.)


Sheepish Annie said...

I love Boston! Have a great time and good luck with the topic hunt. The socks should give you lots of inspiration!

schrodinger said...

Have fun in Boston!! Hope you enjoy the city, the uni and the sock knitting.

Teri S. said...

How perfect! The Gentleman's Fancy Sock is so appropriate for a newly minted Professor! Enjoy the trip and good luck finding a topic.

cathy said...

It will be so good to see you :)

Julia said...

Good luck in the archives! I'll be keeping good thoughts for your success!

Stariel said...

Great to meet you!