My computer doesn't seem to want to download the picture I took of the yarn I received from Jenny and Nicole, hosts of the Stash and Burn Podcast last Tuesday. I'll describe the yarn for you now. It is Lisa Souza sock yarn in a colorway entitled "Mars Quake". The colors aren't necessarily something I would pick out for myself but it was free and you can't beat that. Plus I've been wanting to knit with this yarn for quite some time now so when I get to it, I'll tell you all about it.
Another situation that deserves a picture is that my one of my size 1 US bamboo DPNs broke unexpectedly yesterday while I was knitting Monkey. That was the second one too! Now I'm down to three DPNs made out of bamboo and one made out of metal. I know that spells disaster for gauge purposes but I've done this with another pair of socks before and they came out fine. Maybe I need to invest in some metal DPN when they get that small.
In non-knitty news, I'm somewhat nervous about my presentation on my research for tomorrow. All of the professors of the history department and my fellow classmates will be there to hear what I have to say. I just hope I sound professional. In addition to this, I got a letter in the mail this Saturday from Purdue University. Apparently, they've accpeted my paper for the Clement S. Stacy Undergraduate Research Conference and they want me to do a 7-9 minute presentation on my topic. The good news is that I would be able take a day off of work. The bad news is that I now have to worry about being professional in front of total strangers. Well, I have a month to figure it out so I won't worry about it now.
To close, the agenda for this week is survival. I just finished a take home exam, I got another midterm in a couple hours, and I still have several pages to read for two other classes. I'm glad my 17 year run with school (since kindergarten) will be over in less than two months.