Monday, March 14, 2011

{Yarn! and in the knick of time}

It's hard to complain about a Calculus test when I've just been reading the news out of Japan.  I realize that in the global scale of things failing one Calculus test (or even a calculus course) doesn't affect my health or my family's health.  So even though I'm about to complain about Math, I do keep in mind that other people in the world have much much more to worry about.

For me personally though, this has been hanging over my head for a month now.  I feel like I'm going to need ptsd therapy by the time I'm through.  I'm just stressed 24/7 about making it through this course - I've been crying and losing sleep about it for almost three weeks now.  I still don't know how I'm going to do it.  Today I'm working my way slowly through problems that will be on tomorrow's test and hoping that I manage to remember half of the material.  For a student who has only received one B grade among the rest of her A's, the prospect of failing an exam is excruciating.  It's worth a full quarter of my over-all grade for the class.

So where I do I retreat for temporary sanity?  Yarn.  I got my order from Gaias Colours today!  I've taken pictures to share with all of you. :)

Pales Fluffy DK in Redwood

Pales Fluffy DK in Cup of Clay
These are both 100% Superwash and I think are going to be slated as small shawls.

Heithrun Sock in an oopsie colourway that I am ADORING.
80% Superwash/ 10% CASHMERE/ 10% Nylon.  Yum.

and lastly, the re-order of  the Umaj Bamboo/Merino Sock Yarn to finish a pair of socks that have been languishing:

but, as you can tell, my colourway isn't quite right, so the socks have been pulled off those dpn's that were holding my live stitches.  I haven't decided if I want to knit new socks holding the two yarns double (making them super fluffy and soft) or if I want to knit one row from one cake, then the the next row from the other... I'm just not sure.   I even think the the newer yarn is a little bit more loosely spun, so I'll have to decide what I'm going to do with this predicament.  but I LOVE the yarn and the colourway both.  Whatever I decide to do, it won't be a waste of this gorgeous yarn.

Alrighty, back to the math for me.  Next break maybe I'll search pattern, or maybe do a little knitting.  We'll see. :)


  1. Gorgeous! Don't let the calc win. You've got yarn.

  2. You poor thing, it IS stressful when you are so worried about an exam. I'm sure you'll do fine.

    And those yarns - gorgeous! All the colours are so deep and beautiful.

  3. Sorry you're feeling snowed under Sarah, my only advice is to get lots of rest (in between revision), drink lots of tea and take regular breaks. Try and set yourself reasonable goals, and don't beat yourself up over things which you just can't achieve. I'm here if you want to chat :-)

    On the upside, you are now fully stocked for procrastination knitting, my favourite!

  4. Ugh. Math. Enough said. Gorgeous yarn!

  5. Hang in there. You have all my sympathy! I could never have handled calculus. Some of the smartest people I know really struggled with it. Even Farm Boy, who liked the class, said it is completely worthless! There are times when aiming for a D is the right thing to do!

  6. Beautiful yarn! Good luck with the class, I'm sure you'll do very well on the test! :D

  7. I'm sorry to hear about your test. I've been there before, getting your first failure. It kind of smashes you down like a big boulder and it takes some time to get back up again. If you continue to try your best and you set reasonable goals I'm sure you can pass this class. Also, it's always nice to have some beautiful yarn to comfort you.

  8. Oooooh, such pretty yarn! Especially the mauve/pink stuff!