Now I have to mount the pattern chart to a strip of cardboard and get some tacky stuff to hold the row marker. Don't want anyone confiscating my metal board and magnets!
Coach: Let's take a hypothetical case, gentlemen. Let's say we have the ball on the 47 yard line.
Player: Oh, sir? I hate to interrupt ...
Coach: That's all right.
Player: But those things you keep calling lines
Coach: Yard lines? Yes.
Player: Yes. If those were really lines, they'd be infinite. They'd go all the way out to the end of the universe and make the game very long and tedious.
That sums up my opinion of both the picked-nit and football:) If Rutt's book were actually "The" history of knitting, it would probably rival the condensed OED in heft and would most certainly be long and tedious.
Postscript - I've finished one side completely and now only need to pick up the provisional cast off and knit the other end. Given our weather forecast, I may just end up wearing it before it's blocked!
I really have to get a picture of the blanket I gave to my sister. It too is woven in Harrisville Highland as a 2/2 twill in a very simple plaid, but I sent it to Ihana (no web site as far as I know, but there's usually an ad in Handwoven) to be brushed. That made it absolutely luscious.
The wimple is growing rapidly, and I may just finish the body of it today. The edging, which will be k1 p1 rib knitted on with smaller needles, will take me a little longer. Fortunately, there are only 160 stitches in the wimple, far fewer than I usually have.
(I was going to link to the Unicorn books site for Omas Strickgeheimnisse, but the review there irked me no end. Don't know who actually wrote it, but it seems to be by a petulant HYUK with terminal PMS. I particularly liked the whingeing about black and white photos.)
And help! I can't get the theme song to Rex the Runt out of my head! This may bring on a case of Random Pavarotti Disease ...
The knitting project in the meantime will be a wimple in Polwarth/qiviut for me, using a combination lace and cable pattern from my very favorite stitch library, Die sch�nsten Strickmuster. Being a computer geek, I recharted the two patterns I want to swatch in Adobe Illustrator, which I can then manipulate/enlarge/shrink/whatever. If you too are a geek, you're welcome to my grid and symbol files.
Last night I made a cheesecake (or rather, one 7" and three 4" ones) for a twice-weather-postponed dinner tonight. I found the recipe on Epicurious. It's handy to type in the ingredients you have on hand and search through the results for something that appeals, so I got to use up a bag of fresh cranberries before they rotted.
Back to some spinning. I've got a few ounces of the light gray Shetland spun (and quite a bit to go).
Give me a long enough rope, and I'll get that damned white pine branch off the roof. - Catherine.
Why anyone in his/her right mind would plant a white pine right next to a house is beyond me! But I did retrieve a very large branch this morning without having to climb up after it. High winds last night brought down even more branches, but they all landed away from the house, for a change.
The second red sock is finished, so it's time to sneak in a bit of spinning.
The second red stripey sock is moving along, but the weekend is definitely reserved for weaving off the rugs on the big loom. I want to get a different warp on there and get the small loom warped as well as soon as possible.