Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy things!

This is Knit had a sale this week, and I got this much yarn

Five skeins of Noro Aya,
six skeins of Louisa Harding Willow Tweed,

three skeins of Louisa Harding Rosetti,
four skeins of miscellanoues (Sublime, Debbie Bliss Rialto and Sirdar chunky bamboo)
 for sixty-one euro.

Some of them I have plans for (the Willow Tweed will one day be a top), and the others are just for the sake of stocking up while it's cheap.



I have finished my Christmas shopping, and only have a few more presents left to make.  I bought slightly fancy wrapping paper (recycled and all) and my presents look like this:

which I think is nice.


I own a colander now!  No more steam-burning my hands when I need to drain rice or pasta using a bowl!

I went to my boyfriend's work Christmas dinner last night, and had this novelty beer.

So novel I stole the bottle.  It was nice initially, but it tasted more like beer and less like ginger ale the more I drank.  Pity.


Term is finished!  Last week I handed in an essay worth 8% of my degree.  The day before it was due I was talking to my PI, who also set that essay title, and when I described what I'd done she said it wasn't quite what she'd had in mind.  Handed in regardless, and the person I believe is my second reader is quite a lenient marker.  So that could go alright.  Plus, today I was in the lab and when I was using the cryostat approximately one in three specimens were undamaged!  I'm on fire.


My class are having a Christmas dinner later.  In the meantime, I'm going to sit in the warm, knitting and emailing neuroscience PIs about research positions for next year.

1 comment:

Eoghan said...

"I own a colander now! No more steam-burning my hands when I need to drain rice or pasta using a bowl!"

This comes as a great relief to me.