March 11, 2005


First, I’ve submitted my site to a new ring, called “Academic Knits” (see the button on the sidebar). I saw it on Anne’s blog; I don’t know how long it’s been around, but it seemed appropriate! I was surprised to see that Anne’s was the only site I recognised on the ring.

In honour of this new potential affiliation (well, not really, the plan’s been made for weeks) I’m attending (just as audience, not a presenter) a conference on Ovid this weekend at the University of Toronto. It’s called Metamorphosis: The Changing Face of Ovid in Medieval and Early Modern Europe and it’s sponsored by the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. In a way, because it’s focussing on the reception of Ovid, it’s not as useful for me — but it should be fun. Sadly, I don’t think I’ll bring my knitting — I just don’t feel comfortable knitting during talks by people who don’t know me. I wouldn’t want them to feel I wasn’t paying attention. So progress will stall a bit this weekend, I think — but I’m still hoping to be done my blue raglan pretty soon, maybe even by the end of next week.

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Aven at March 11, 2005 09:04 AM

Hi, Hon!

Nice to have you on the ring.

I was surprised, too, that I didn’t know more blogs on it — but it’s a lot of fun, I’ll tell you.

Posted by: Anne at March 11, 2005 03:50 PM

You are the only person I know who could describe a conference on “Ovid” then use the phrase “should be fun”.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 11, 2005 03:51 PM

Yeah, I dont knit at conferences either - I have once or twice, but people stared, and then they dont look at the speaker, and then I feel rude.

Posted by: Lisa at March 11, 2005 06:24 PM

Ha, when you said Ovid, I automatically assumed you meant the medical literature search engine. I was like “wow, they have a WHOLE conference about it??”
Is there a giant nerds who knit ring?

Posted by: missbedora at March 12, 2005 03:58 PM