Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Stream of thoughts

How's everyone doing in the heat? I can't wait for it to be over, I can tell you that much! I've been keeping cool in the AC... in fact, I even have a finished object to show you!

How did I make so much progress? I joined Audible.com and downloaded a book, listening to it on my iPod this past Saturday. We were at Borders and I meant to do work, but instead, the very yarny cover of The Friday Night Knitting Club caught my eye, and I read it in the store for about an hour... and I got hooked. Not hooked enough to pay market prices and take time out of knitting for it, but enough to decide I'd listen to the book and knit at the same time! The book is, well, entertaining enough, but that's all I'll say for now since my wrists are in pain from the knitting, fiddling with that little microfilm wheel, and answering a bundle of email.

It's a good thing I'll be stuck in a car for much of tomorrow, heading off to Boston & Camberville for another research visit. (I can't knit in a car; it makes me ill.) Hopefully that will give my wrist time to recover - not to mention more to say about my dissertation proposal progress.

I was up in the middle of the night last night, from about 4-5:30 alternately writing down thoughts and surfing for pretty handpainted yarns. I'm never up in the AM with insomnia. It was very, very weird. At least I got back to sleep for a bit.

This is getting long. I will have to show you my FO pics once I'm home next week, once there are pics to show!

8 comments:

sgeddes said...

I'm tired of the heat too. Hoping for early cool fall weather.

Good luck on the trip tomorrow.

keri said...

It's too hot here too - I feel like I start sweating the second I open the door!

Zarzuela said...

Yikes! Careful with that wrist! Although sitting in a bookstore knitting and reading sounds like a nice thing, especially yesterday. Will we see you tonight at all?

Jessica

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I'm ready for the heat to be over too! Thankfully we're having a tiny bit of a respite this week, only reaching the mid 80's. We don't have AC and so far I've been able to avoid going to a coffeeshop to cool off, but I'm not sure how long that will last!

Julia said...

I'm a summer hermit. I stay out of the heat and inside most of the summer. And having a brutal teaching load right now is certainly helping! Hope the trip goes well!

The_Add_Knitter said...

Hope you guys had a break from the unbearable heat today, here it FINALLY rained!

Lone Knitter said...

Enjoy the drive and good luck with your disseratation prospectus. It feels cooler today in NYC, so you're probably cooler too. Can't wait to see the FOs!

cathy said...

Sorry I missed you while you & coffeeboy were in Camberville. :( I was on the South Shore at dance camp.