The final exam of the semester is an oral presentation of a national security strategy, in which you present for 15 minutes and then defend for 45. Not exactly PhD dissertation defense, but with enough wiggle room to hang yourself if you really try. Because the final group exercise, which required a lot of research, ran through Tuesday, and the boards began on Thursday, we had Wednesday as a "prep" day. I spent it at home, alternating writing with gift knitting. The problem is, there's a five month old kitten at home,and he thinks that if I'm present, I should be hanging with him. Much of it was cute, as when he snuggled into my lap and slept while I read Congressional testimony and other strategy documents. Sometimes though, I had to send him on his way so I could work. He objected...
I haven't even bothered to untangle that mess.
Followed later that day, by his second piece when he broke first very first Christmas ornament. In the end, I successfully completed my presentation AND the gift, which has since been given as well - in the colors of the Minnesota Wild, BS's favorite hockey team. Odd set of colors they are, and hard to put together.
The dark green is Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Worsted, the red is Louisa Harding Kashmir, and the gold is something without a tag that my mom bought over Thanksgiving. The other two were in stash. It's a bit large - I used Size 8 needles and made the large size from Last Minute Knitted Gifts, which is my usual go-to hat pattern. Next time I'll make the women's size.