Friday, 20 January 2012

FO Friday - The biggest project of my life

Not a craft project this week, but a project I'm very proud of! I handed in my dissertation!!!

When I say it was the biggest project of my life, I mean it. It was 15,000 words in the body of the text, 22,000 with abstract, appendices, and references added, 90 pages, 3 months of my life in a lab, and 5 months of writing at most available opportunities. Oh and 36 hours without sleep to get it finished despite all that.

But it's in! It's so weird not having to worry about it any more (though I've already found one mistake when I was emailing it to my supervisor...

Just the viva to go now!


I was going to take a picture off the dissertation before I handed it in, but I had to run to get it in on time, so instead, here're some picture that I took during the course of the project


Those are blood vessels in the chorionic villi of the placenta, and they're glowing green because they contain the molecule I was looking for. Pretty cool huh?

I cast on for the first knitting project I've done in weeks last night, and it's so great to get back to it. And now to go clean the house, which hasn't been cleaned or tidied for a week, and catch up on the blogs I've missed

I figure this is an FO, so I'm going to link it to FO Friday over at Tami's Amis

17 comments:

  1. Congrats! Must be such a relief to finally get it finished and handed in. The pictures look very cool (and bizarrely pretty!)

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  2. Looking forward to seeing whatever you have cast on :-)

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  3. wow congratulations, that's a huge project to have gotten finished - well done you xxx

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  4. Science always amazes me. Those photos are really cool. Hooray for completing your dissertation.

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  5. Congratulations! That was a lot of work. I am so proud of you.

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  6. Congratulations! That's a gigantic project!

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  7. Wow that sounds super heavy, it must feel great to have it all completed and handed in...

    It is pretty cool how you can find stuff like that :) smart cookie :)

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  8. Congratulations! What a relief to have it finally done and handed in.

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  9. Yay! Congratulations! (And here I was thinking this post would be about a king sized blanket, lol.)

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  10. Congratulations! Your research sounds really interesting, and I also find scientific photos can be beautiful. :)

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  11. Congratulations! Here's to more stress-free crafting ahead :)

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  12. WOW! Congratulations. That must be a great feeling.

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  13. Congratulations. That is a big accomplishment.

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  14. That is certainly an FO worth celebrating. Congrats!!!!!

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