Sunday, December 16, 2007

In the Nick of Time!

Greetings, and Dear Cynthia,

These are not just *any* socks. These, finished only one hour before I must leave and take them with me, are *gift socks* for one of my friends. (Well, full disclosure -- I still must weave in the yarn ends on the toes, but, "YAY!", they are going to be done!) Yes, done ON TIME, and I'm happy with how they turned out...and 50% of the gifts I'm knitting for Christmas are done now!(Really, my sock blockers aren't that pretty, but they do a nice job with the displaying of the socks!)

As my final chem2 exam is looming over me (test tomorrow night, scheduled from 5:30 until 9:30pm, though most students won't need that entire time), I'm starting to look around the house and mentally determine how I'll spend my first homework-free week since August. I must say, there are many possibilities to choose from. I suppose I ought to tackle the Christmas tasks, first. Then, there's just general home neglect -- lots of spider webs in the corners of the ceilings, still only a valence and a half sewn for the master bedroom windows, still the caulking re-do much needed around the tub in our main bathroom and some painting in there, and generally putting stuff away which I've only had a chance to "throw in a general direction" while I've been busy with other things. (The chemists among you will understand what I mean when I say that the delta entropy in my home since I began my class is a large, positive value. And, unfortunately, changing the delta entropy to a negative value is NOT a spontaneous process!) I can only imagine how glamorous all of these to-do items must sound, but I think it will be good for me to finally have time for these things, and I'll feel great checking things off my list. Plus, it will hopefully help lessen the loss I know I'll feel as my class finishes. I have a hard time when things end. I'm old and sappy that way...

Anyway, off to get ready for the kids' Sunday School Christmas Pageant. My seven year old is singing a solo, and because I'm his mom, of course I think that he's the most talented kid in the program! More soon, and I'll be posting more frequently! I bet you can hardly wait until I share my bathtub caulking experiences with you...

Warm regards,
Laura (YarnThrower)

4 comments:

Cindy G said...

Of course he's the most talented kid in the program!

Love the colors on the socks. What yarn did you use?

Michèle said...

Congratulations on finishing your socks on time, they look great. I don't know how you can manage kids, classes and housework and still have time to knit, all I know is when my kids were young, simple things like taking a shower required great planning and scheduling, between them, work and housework, knitting took a back seat, Thankfully, the kids grew up and I have plenty of time to play now.

Sus said...

Yay for gift socks that are done in time!!! And, really, I don't think it should even *count* if you're not weaving in the ends in the driveway... LOL!

Good luck on the final tonight. I've been reveling in the freedom for just a couple of days now -- it's amazing what you can accomplish when there's no "but I really *ought* to be studying" guilt dragging you down.

allisonmariecat said...

Very nice socks. And timely! Enjoy your break from class.