How Much Knitting…
…can one accomplish at an English conference?
That’s right. I knit an entire Monkey sock during the conference. I cast on during the first panel and kitchenered the toe during the closing talk. I didn’t even touch the sock during the drive or in the evenings–I only knit on it during the conference itself. This led to another round of an argument that I’ve been having with one of my profs for some time about whether or not one can listen and knit at the same time. I’ve grown so frustrated with his stubbornness that I think I’m going to write a research paper on the subject.
Speaking of the conference, my presentation went very well and I got lots of interesting questions and comments from audience members. It also gave me a great perspective on the profession since I was able to talk to people teaching at all sorts of higher education institutions from community colleges to top-ranked universities. I’m still holding out hope for admission to a Ph.D. program, but now I’m much more confident in my happiness teaching at a two-year college.
I’m home sick today because my sore throat took a turn for the worse. I slept the morning away, knit on another sock (In and Out) this afternoon while I was waiting for my headache to fade, and plan on grading papers tonight. With any luck, I’ll be ready to teach again at 8:00 tomorrow morning.