Tuesday, November 04, 2014

A Third and A Half Equals A Half

One skein equaled a bit more than 14 inches, and I decided that 3 skeins (and well maybe a bit of the fourth) would be enough.

So one skein is one third of the scarf. Now, I have knit another 7 inches, (or about half ) of skein two. So I have a third (of total skeins I will use) and half of the second skein, and that equals 21 inches, or about half of the total! The stitch marker is at 10 pattern repeats, the tails are old/new skein. 

All this sound like I got a lot of knitting done, but truth is, it's just 4 more pattern repeats. But Monday was Wednesday this week, and most of yesterdays knitting was done on the bus. Wednesday, my normal day to spend with grandchildren, is pre-empted with a doctors appointment. But the library pre-pre school program runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. So Monday was Wednesday.

Even the grandchildren were confused! They might not know the days of the week, but they do have some inkling of the passage of time. Last week I saw them Thursday, and they were clearly surprised to see me again so soon.

I started this scarf on Thursday, casting on, (a tubular Italian cast on, on the bus!) and I am half done before a week. Not yet bored—and I still make mistakes, especially as I change patterns (from knits to seed, or from purls to seed) and this morning I had to tink back a whole row. You'd think that after more than a dozen repeats, I would have it down pat. Think again! And it's really a simple pattern!

I measured the girls head yesterday, in preparation for new winter hats. 18.5 inches—at just nine months. Clearly these girls have inherited the family characteristic bowling ball heads. (Their head size is in the 95th percentile, but my DD's first cousin, commented about her son, (age 4), “off the charts”. Neither of my children ever ran off the charts, but both were in the 90(+) percentiles right from birth.

On the their fathers side, an aunt reported, about her son's head, the doctor said, “Very large, but not pathologically so”--so large head run on both sides of the family.

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Finally, a small smug comment: I voted today. Have YOU?  
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