I’m not dead… yet

A little over a week ago I graduated from law school.  BAM.  Juris Doctrate.  Me. Earned. Done.  Well… not really done at all.  See, graduating law school doesn’t really mean #$@* if you don’t also pass the bar exam.  The bar exam is a TWO DAY test that basically requires you to know ALLTHELAW!  I’m taking a class to prepare and it’s basically resulting in 10-12 hours of work every day 7 days a week.  So if you don’t see me until July 26th, that’s why.

Proof that Ryan and I both graduated.
Proof that Adam woke up early enough to make it to the 10:30 am ceremony.
Even though I have been in the black hole of bar-study land, I have still been knitting.  In fact, I get a lot of knitting done because there are 3 to 4 hours of lecture every day and knitting through the lecture is about the only thing that keeps me awake.  I’ve got a sock quite near completion and today I cast off my Dahlia Cardigan.

I hated was not fond of the front of this cardigan, so I used decreases and short rows to heavily modify it.  The magazine actually does not show any straight-on photos of the front, so I didn’t know I hated it until it started popping up in people’s finished projects on Ravelry.  Normally I have a one-year rule: never knit anything until the pattern has been out for at least a year that way all the mistakes can be found by others and it will become readily apparent if it looks terrible on actual people.  I didn’t follow this rule and cast on as soon as the magazine arrived.  I was about halfway through the back before I started to realize that I hated the front.
My desire was to turn it from the weird hang-y thing that the pattern creates if you knit it as-written into something resembling a traditional cardigan.  I will know to what extent I succeeded when it is dry and I am able to try it on.  It was too curled up after knitting to see how it would actually hang, so I really have no idea what I’m going to get.  I can already tell that the neck will not be 100% what I would have wanted, but I think to truly “fix” the pattern I would have had to write a completely new pattern (as opposed to half a completely new pattern.)

2 thoughts on “I’m not dead… yet”

  1. ahh yes I see what you mean about the front! I’m sure yours will be better! Congrats on your graduation and good luck with the Bar exam!

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