A Day in the Lab

15 Jan

So, one of the really horrible great things about graduate school is that sometimes you have get to spend all or part of your weekend in the lab working.

On Saturday I went to work. I did some stuff in my lab and then headed down to another room to use some super-duper fancy equipment. I checked the schedules for all the equipment in this room and saw that no one else was going to be in there all day long. This super-duper fancy equipment works like this: put a tube in, press go, wait for computer to ping at you, put in another tube, repeat. Generally, you sit there while the computer does its thing and stare blankly at the screen, pretending that your mental powers will somehow make your experiment work, not fail. At least, that’s what I do. And you know what? That seems like wasted time that could be better served knitting. So that’s just what I did: instead of staring at the screen, I knit.

An hour and a half later, I was done with my experiment and had completed one and a half repeats of the leaf chart for the Embossed Leaves socks. When I left, this is what I had:

After knitting on the sock for most of 3:10 to Yuma and two hours of The Sarah Connor Chronicles, I am starting on the heel flap!

Oh, and the experiment seems to have worked brilliantly! Hooray!



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