Friday, October 26, 2007

She's alive!

Yay for surviving this past week. My mock trial went well and the midterm is over. I used to think that never having midterms in law school was a terrible thing. Your entire grade for the semester is based off of one exam. Too much pressure, right? Wrong. Trying to find time in the middle of the semester to study for an exam is even worse. There's definitely a reason why law school is set up the way it is - and that reason was apparent this week.

The exam was horrible. The prof had led us to believe that it was going to be open note, and less than 24 hours before the exam, we got emails to the contrary. Plus, there was a change in format. So not cool! The exam was still being written about 15 minutes before the test, and it was so obvious while we were taking it. I can't tell you the number of times I had to make notations such as, "Assuming that X is true.." because the questions were written so haphazardly. I had this prof last year and thought she hung the moon. Not so much this year. I'm very disappointed.

Anyway, I have a FO to show! It isn't much, but it has been turned over to the FO pile, so I feel that's an accomplishment in itself.

This was my "knit a few rows at night in bed" project. I got the yarn on sale at my LYS and thought that I could use it to make something my church's shawl ministry. There's a lack of things for teenagers and men, so I thought I could turn this into something cute for a pre-teen with the bright candy apple green color.

I used Rio de la Plata Faded. It's a thick and thin yarn, so I wanted the scarf to have a messy look but I didn't want it to be the typical ribbing or garter stitch. Also, because the yarn has so much texture variations, I also knew that I couldn't have something complicated. So, I picked this little beauty!

I'm pleaded with the end result. I think it looks like some of those "haphazard" scarves that seem to be trendy lately. But, I'm even more pleased that I've actually been knitting and have something to show for it!

Final Specs:
Pattern: Sinful Knitted Scarf, Free
Yarn: Rio de la Plata Faded, 2 hanks, $10 total
Needles: Size 10.5 addi turbos
Time: About two weeks of bedtime knitting


Carrie Penny said...

I am sorry that your exam went so badly! I hope that you did well on it though! I love the color for that scarf very very pretty!!!

PS I think you are pleased not pleded (I think law has bleed into your brain ;-) )

Mistrmi said...

Love thick and thin yarn. And happy for you that the exam is done.

Keep an eye on the mail. That's all I'm saying.

Opal said...

Wow. That professor sounds horrible! Not being prepared for an exam like that.

Your scarf OTOH, looks fabulous. I love the color!

Shelley said...

I'm sorry your exam was so painful! Bitchy prof! That's such bad form to be so ill prepared for an exam your giving. And seriously, contradicting yourself on the format, so rude! But it's great that you've had some time to knit. The FO is so pretty and looks really fashionable.

Jen said...

I love the scarf. It so cool!!

I am sorry to hear about your exam. It does suck when a whole semester is based off one or two grades.

Robin said...

The scarf looks great. Hope you did well on the exam - my master's in tax program was like that - one exam determined your entire grade. I didn't like it at first either but I got used to it. Now that I'm finishing my MBA and dealing with all kinds of group projects/presentations, case studies, midterms, plus finals, I actually long for those MST days. At one point I thought about going to law school instead of doing the MBA, but now I am just done with school of all kinds (except my fashion design/sewing classes.)