Thursday, July 22, 2010

Small things I made


Back in June, whilst there was no gardening or knitting to speak of, I did manage to find half an hour to make these lanterns and decorations for our winter honeysuckle. The strange bits of dangly ceramic were bought in a charity shop for not very much. Not sure what they were originally, but I fashioned some largish hooks out of heavy gauge wire and now they sit in the tree. While I was at it, I finally got round to adding handles to our old jars so they could hang in the tree too. Not exactly glamourous, but pretty enough at dusk.


Of course the reason everything was so quiet was that all my energy was going into producing another thing entirely. That thing I made was my thesis. It was finally printed on Friday, bound on Monday and submitted on Tuesday. I'd like to think aspects of it were aesthetically pleasing, but a fair-isle sweater or well maintained veg-patch it is not. This is the start of a strange new world for me to be without it.


  1. Congratulations on submitting your thesis. Did you want to share it's title/subject matter?

    After the 'Phew! feeling you might have withdrawal symptoms but at least you have real creative things to turn your hand to, like gardening and knitting.

    I like your lanterns :)

    Laura x

  2. Pretty lanterns! And, congratulations on your thesis. Time to reclaim parts of your life again! At least, that's how I felt.

  3. Laura - Subject matter of the thesis is neuroscience. I think I'm still in shock. Life's too hectic to get withdrawal symptoms right now!

    Brie - I know, can't wait. I am itching to cast on...


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