I’m thirty-one today. It’s also Bastille Day. I’d like to believe I was born on this day to be revolutionary. I’m working on this bit by bit.

This has been an excellent year, and I anticipate an even better one to come. I’m having my first baby, I’m engaged to a man I both love and admire, I will be doing the bulk of my dissertation on a topic I am deeply passionate about, and I plan on continuing to knit like a fiend and do more designing. Those are just the big things. The every day is also filled with small joys.

While continuing to look for peace in a chaotic month (work, moving, writing three chapters of my dissertation in five weeks, and month 8-9 of gestation) I am still knitting, of course.

For a couple of weeks I was churning out a pair of socks a week. I love going at that pace. These have been a little slower since I added 8 hours of summer school a week to my repertoire last week. They are the Staccato Socks by Veronik Avery. Luckily summer school is only 5 weeks long, and so far I have been able to work on my Featherweight while listening to lecture. I don’t work on the socks in class since they require me to look down. The Featherweight is almost totally eyes-free as I plug away on the body length. I have to do a lot of reading and writing for this class. We are expected to write the first three chapters of our dissertation, outline the fourth, and do a 10 page review of someone else’s dissertation. This definitely occupies my hands more than I would like as I’m frantically highlighting articles and taking notes. I will survive.

I’m also moving the last weekend of this month. We haven’t packed that much besides books… No biggie, right? Yeah, I’m going to be knitting as much as I can for sanity.

11 thoughts on “31.

  1. Happy birthday!! I hope it is a wonderful wonderful day.

    Those socks are lovely. Good luck in your class πŸ™‚

  2. Your summer sounds so much like mine (minus the moving). I know for me, I tend to be a full steam ahead kind of gal, always doing about a bajillion things at one time and it’s weird to try to adjust that in anticipation of a new little one. I’m still enrolled for one class next semester and there’s the distinct possibility that I will start the semester pregnant, giving birth sometime in the second or third week!

  3. I have to tell you that I really admire all you have accomplishe and are continuing to do so. My niece has her PHD from the U of Virginia.i acutely remember all the work required for such an endeavour . I wish you luck with your dissertation and love your passion for knitting. I am not an accomplished knitter but I understand the passion. It is my most peaceful time of the day!

  4. Oh these are lovely! I’ve somehow have never knit a pair of socks yet… Maybe these will be them– I just love the colors! Is it just that one color way or are there others mixed in there like the pattern description mentions?

    PS 3 dissertation chapters in 5 weeks?! Yikes! (I’m working on mine as well…)

  5. Dear Cassy, happy birthday…. you look great and happy on all pics I have seen recently so I believe that I can only wish you this forever.
    I have been reading you blog for some time now and I have to say I love it – I even started more knitting thanks to you and fell in love with socks (and am determined to learn to knit them after September). Good luck, have another nice year

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