How to Finish What You Start 75% of the time.

Posted on Feb 19, 2010. 8 comments

thesis signatures
Thesis Due Date: September 2006. (Um, whoops).
Here is the patented Fickleknitter 5 point program to finishing what you start. Because I love my readers I'm giving this proprietary information for the low, low price of Free. Which is about what it's worth.
1. Chocolate Cake and lots of it.
2. Iced Tea.
3. Pie if #1 is not an option.
4. Play hour after hour of Super Mario Bros. on the Wii to relax.
5. If all else fails, beer in large quantity.
smitten sock
Magazine pattern due date: March 1st. To finish design on time simply hire a booth at Stitches West which will dominate your time for the last week of February. Inquire about magazine deadline the day before a local fiber festival where you've hired another booth for February 20th. Also give silent thanks for Valentine candy sent home from school. Eat it in secret for energy. Curse when you discover Significant Other ate the last of the chocolate in secret (for energy).
highland wool pivot
Sample due date: February 20th. Cope by knitting furiously while watching episode after episode of Footballers Wive$ on Youtube.
There you have it. My secrets on finishing things on time. You deserve a break after reading all those words. Please help yourself to items 1 through 5 on the handy numbered list above.


  • Posted by Mildawg on Mar 06, 2010

    Congratulation on that thesis!

  • Posted by AlisonH on Feb 22, 2010

    Sounds like an emergency! I’ll bring chocolate!

  • Posted by Lene on Feb 26, 2010

    Woo! Congrats!!
    personally, I’m all for cleaning. Or cataloguing my lint collection. it’s amazing what you can get done when you’re avoiding something.

  • Posted by Kath on Feb 20, 2010

    My own personal program revolves around red wine, stinky cheese, and watching Regenesis on Hulu. But chocolate cake sounds like an excellent addition so I’ll give it a try!

  • Posted by mindy on Feb 21, 2010

    And then there is the denial strategy, which involves lots of bejeweled blitz- and the frantic need to clean the house even though you loathe cleaning…

  • Posted by Zardra on Feb 21, 2010

    I completely lost track of the number of bottles of wine that got me through my thesis. I took to calling it “academic lubricant” because it really help the bullshit to flow onto the page.

  • Posted by Janet Kelley on Feb 19, 2010

    Guess I’ve been doing it wrong all these years; i’ll have to try your method since you’ve had so much success with it!

  • Posted by Heidi on Feb 20, 2010

    love it!

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