The thing I hate most about studying is essay writing, I can't motivate myself, I panic and freeze. I suddenly stop being able to think when deadlines loom. And at the moment I have 2 2005 word essays due in on Monday. I've written 1300 words. They probably don't make any sense at all. But I still have hope that they'll get done. I've never had any work done by this stage. I also rarely achieve 'my potential' in essays - apparently I'm not dilligent enough. Or I'm too dis-organised. But here is my carrot - http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/simplegloves/herringbone.html the pattern is in Japanese but I ran it through babelfish and the result was relatively intelligable. I love how Japanese patterns are so clearly written visually. Ooh and I even have the same yarn they used - except in pale pink and red. Hopefully this will motivate me somewhat.