Thursday, 17 August 2006

Breaking news, dropping shoes

Those of you who have been anxiously waiting for my exam results (er, right - just me then) will be pleased to know that they were better than expected, and good enough to confirm that I'll be starting medical school in September. I'm so excited about this, and so shocked, amazed, overwhelmed and generally taken aback that I can't do very much more at the moment than laugh, dance around the kitchen or stare out of the window.


Since I know you're really here to read about knitting and other things yarn-related, meet the project in the wings. (Lady Eleanor is bigger, and she looks exactly the same).


This is Rowan Polar, which I was lucky enough to buy from Liberty for £2 a ball. Yes, 'Liberty' 'Rowan' and '£2' can meet in one sentence, if you are ignorant enough to go in search of a discontinued yarn. This had been ordered by someone who hadn't picked it up, so it languished in their basement, until I rescued it in my innocence and was offered it at a marked down price. It's going to be knitted into a one-colour treeless Apocalypse Tree Hoodie for my sister. And on the way home from picking up my results I bought this from a second-hand book shop that opened today just around the corner from the college.


Am I insane?

Let's just call it euphoria.

17 comments:

anna said...

WELL DONE! Very many congratulations!

Laura said...

yay for you! that's such great news!

you *will* be getting a package from me, when i can get to the darn post office. these last weeks have been busy, and not in a good way, unfortunately.

that book! how awesome!

Daphne said...

I didn't know we were waiting but now I'm VERY happy for you! Congrats! You deserve some euphoria-induced knitting indulgence.

RooKnits said...

Well done on the exam results. Enjoy making the hoodie, it was a quick fun knit for me.

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news - both your exam results and that big green ball of yarn from the previous post. Well done on both accounts.

Mary said...

Congratulations on the exam results. Well done.

Elli said...

Look at you! Such a smarty. Of course, we never doubted that you'd do fabulously. Congrats, congrats, congrats!

p.s. I'm v. curious to see what's inside the b.potter knitting book. Any squirrel intarsias? :)

Marie said...

Congratulation! I'm so excited for you! :) Hurray for med school!
(Do share what is in the BP book...I adore her little water colors and would dearly love to see what patterns might be inspired by the likes of Mrs. Tiggy-winkle and Tabitha).

Ashley said...

Hurrah! Congratulations, Philippa! How exciting.

And I second Elli and Marie--that book is too enticing not to share!

Rachel said...

Congratulations on the exams and the med school! What great news!
The hoodie looks like it will be adorable.

Axelle said...

Philippa, congratulations!! That's fantastic news! :)

Marie said...

congratulations on the exam results! Well done! And thank you for the wonderful comments you have left in my blog.

Kate said...

Well done, you clever girl! Love that BP book, can't wait to see the inside.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations! and I, too, am curious to see more of the Beatrix Potter knitting!

Jane said...

Congratulations! Hope it all works out well.

Steph said...

Congratulations! Have a great time in France :-)

meowgirl said...

belated CONGRATULATIONS!!!
what tremendous, exciting, impressive news!
good luck w/ school; may it be fulfilling.