The thing I hate most about studying is essay writing, I can’t motivate myself, I panic and freeze. I suddenly stop being able to think when deadlines loom. And at the moment I have 2 2005 word essays due in on Monday. I’ve written 1300 words. They probably don’t make any sense at all. But I still have hope that they’ll get done. I’ve never had any work done by this stage. I also rarely achieve ‘my potential’ in essays – apparently I’m not dilligent enough. Or I’m too dis-organised.
But here is my carrot – http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/simplegloves/herringbone.html the pattern is in Japanese but I ran it through babelfish and the result was relatively intelligable. I love how Japanese patterns are so clearly written visually. Ooh and I even have the same yarn they used – except in pale pink and red. Hopefully this will motivate me somewhat.
Here in the studio, we are definitely feeling like it is sweater time. Some of us are still finishing up accessories from our holiday knitting, but we are excited about making sweaters and the workplace chat is full of links to Ravelry and other pattern sources with riffs on what yarn we could use and how we could adapt them.