Monday, December 29, 2008

christmas knitting

Finally the holidays are kind of over and all the knitted gifts have been distributed. THat means I can show you the two I'm the most proud of here on the blog! Yay!
So for your pleasure I present to you Mum's Selbu:

and a Winter's Gail:

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


...means that all knitting projects are secret, so there's nothing to blog.

And the new Knitty is up. It's been too much to my taste on knitty so far, that honestly... I donät feel like making a single thing on there! And that's a first.
The closest I get is the collar cowl Poinsettia, but I'm making one of Mandy's neckwarmers before I even consider adding that one to my queue.

So my queue is: Finish Christmas stuff, a green toque for me, something gorgeous, something soft and something to match all of the above... I think.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

I got it

It has begun.

Somehow that's how it feels, after years of worry, insecurity, project hopping and the feeling of never doing enough... I just landed a PhD position at my old university. I get paid to research the subject I consider my speciality for the next five years.

It's amazing.

I have a desk, keys to a room, a computer, login for a computer system, keycard... In my world all these things tell me that I belong somewhere. I've found a place that is all mine.

My research will be along the lines of making the democracy process and citizen involvement smoother, more natural and more influencial when planning new housing projects. I've only read stuff for two days, and I haven't exactly narrowed it down to a descriptive title yet, but let's just say it's right up my alley! Architecture when it best benefits the ones using it, rather than the ones designing it or discussing it, you might say.

I haven't been this hungry for more or inspired by something for a looong time!