gloomy Tuesday


Well, better than a gloomy Sunday, I guess.  And it’s just the rain lending a gloom to this particular Tuesday — a very stormy, humid start to spring here in Nashville.  I’m feeling cheery anyway, since yesterday was my last day of teaching: goodbye intermeidate German!  Hello, dissertation.

Honestly, I’m freaking out a little bit about the prospect of a rather unstructured summer — I still don’t know where I’ll be when, which means I can’t really make any plans — and the amount of work that needs to be done.

Instead of panicking, I’m concentrating on the wedding shawl.



Or, the Inspector Clouseau Trousseau, as I’ve dubbed it.  It’s kinda pink after all.  And according to one especially crushing internet application, one of my celebrity lookalikes is Peter Sellers.  In addition to Elvis Costello, Steven Soderbergh, Larry King, and Yves Saint Laurent.  Without the glasses, it’s Mikhail Baryshnikov.  A superfecta I was sure never to guess.

So I’ve got that goin’ for me, which is nice.



But to get to the knitting.

So far, so good.  The silky merino is knitting up like a silky dream and it looks like the variegated colors will add a bit of interest without overwhelming the lace pattern.  As for the pattern, it promises maximum effect with minimum effort: straightforward and easy to follow, just repetitive enough to memorize easily and just varied enough to keep it interesting.

“Yes, well, life is not all shoot-shoot, bang-bang, you know.”


Time to get to work.  Kurosawa!


5 thoughts on “gloomy Tuesday

  1. LOL, love the celebrity not-at-all-lookalikes. You have to share the link, I’m dying to know what old men I resemble. Though, I’m currently sporting chunky purple glasses, so maybe that’ll be enough to get me some lady-hits. 🙂

  2. ok – so I vill be here and working on the diss all of may and here is to hoping you will too and we can workshop – all of june I will be in doitsch and then back in country! so we could meet – twice/month (every 2 weeks)? and talk diss-shop. Once Silke’s or my place – once local of your choice… If you so wish 😀

  3. So pretty! Looks like the perfect balance of slight variations in color. I’m so jealous that you’re done for the year already. We’re on quarters and still have a month and a half to go.

    Are you thinking of heading abroad for the summer? Good luck in dissertation-land!

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