Procrastiknitor or The Never-ending Shawl

28 Apr

So now I am down to the last day of classes and my two finals. As a good college student, naturally what would I do? You guessed it: procrastinate. Or as I say, procrasti”knit.” I have an 8-page paper that I need to write, a 1-page intense paper to write, and two portfolios to put together. Yes, I have worked on these four thing a little bit, but I find it more enjoyable to knit. At the beginning of the semester, I started the “Nina” shawl from the book, Mason Dixon Knitting. Since I am a good knitter and always have a variety of projects going on at once, the Nina shawl was only knitted during the commute on the bus. If a project had a higher priority to be finished, the shawl was put on hold. So, it seems like the shawl has become never-ending. I seem to work and work on the beautiful three-shade pink gradiateng stripes and see little progress, an ailment referred to as the knitting “black hole.” Of course, since I have a lot of work to do at the end of the term, what do I do? Try to move out of the black hole. I worked on writing some stuff this afternoon for two hours, then I have spent the rest of the time knitting my shawl. It seems that the knitting black hole has gone away.
Now I’m stuck in the writing black hole.
Two more weeks and I will officially have 90 college credits and be starting my senior year. 30 credits (or approximately 10 classes) to go. I can’t believe that three years have gone by so fast. It seems like only a short time ago that I was walking to school everyday at Mesa Community College, and now I am stuck riding the bus everyday to ASU. I am taking two summer classes to help ease my senior year and I am looking forward to my classes this fall. And my new yarning projects that will accompany me to class. I don’t think I could survive college if it wasn’t for my knit and crochet. How would I get any work done if I did procrastiknit?

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