Mystery Stole 3 in progress

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March 13, 2008

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Knitting Update

Dumbo
This little guy had the best lullaby ever sung to any baby.
Don’t believe me?
Get a copy of The Best of Country sing the Best of Disney and play track four.

Best. Song. Ever.

OK, so now that the computer-virus trauma is potentially over (it has been over 12 hours and still no body parts being displayed on my computer…), how about a Knitting Update?

Let’s see what I have been working on, shall we?

Mystery Stole: it is amazing how my knitting productivity stalls when I tell myself that I’m only allowed to knit on the Mystery Stole. But, I am doggedly working my way through. Last night I finished through row 76 (out of around 300), so I am making slow progress. I’m hoping that will change because last night, I felt like I was starting to get “in” to it again. Tonight I hope to make the early bus so that I have a good long time to work this evening. We will see what actually happens.

Baby Blanket: I’ve finished 70 out of 72 repeats. So I’m really getting close to completion of the main body part – still have to put the border on it, but that shouldn’t take long since it is just strips of garter stitch that you add on each edge.

Here is something to make you laugh. The pattern says to do 72 pattern repeats, then do one last pattern repeat and bind off at the last row (each repeat is four rows). An oddity of my psyche is that I am very disturbed by the fact that there are actually going to be 73 repeats of the pattern in the blanket. 73!!! Not 72, which is a nice even number that is divisible by a lot of factors (2, 3, 4). 72 is a number that I like. 73 is going to drive me nuts. I’m tempted to go all wild and crazy and just bind off at the end of the 72nd repeat.

It is hard being me sometimes. :-)

“Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee’re Off to See the Wizard” Socks: These are on hold – no bus knitting until I do the first sort through the mound of library books that I checked out for my term paper. I’ve been skimming through the books and marking “likely” sections with post-it notes. This should (conceivably) save me time when it comes down to actual working on the term paper. So far, I’ve found two books that are useless, and they have been returned to the library. I guess that is progress of a sort.

I tell you, it is a lot easier being a college student in 2008 than it was the last time around. We didn’t have “Post it” notes when I was an undergraduate (or if they existed, I couldn’t afford them). Nor did we have laptop computers, flash drives, and journal articles available on line for free download.

Pretty cool, eh?

pitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patterpitter patter

6 Comments »

  1. I agree 100% about how school is alot more convient this time around then back in the day. But one thing I have noticed its harder to write term papers due to all the new ways and styles to write them. Let alone referencing your work. I remember when it was called a Bibliography! At least I was told you dont use the word bibliography. lol

    Comment by Kari S. — March 13, 2008 @ 11:22 am
  2. I vote you bind off the blanket at 72 repeats and call it good. The baby won’t be able to count and the mom will be too busy to do so!

    Comment by Judy — March 13, 2008 @ 11:25 am
  3. I agree with Judy, just bind of after 72 repeats! No one will know the difference, and you won’t have to go nuts thinking about 73 :D

    Comment by Terrie — March 13, 2008 @ 12:27 pm
  4. What would a rebel knitting gang member do? ;-)

    Comment by Dave — March 13, 2008 @ 12:37 pm
  5. OOOoooooh, good point. A rebel gang member would definately stay with 72.

    Actually, a TRUE rebel gang memeber would probably be persnickety and end after 74 repeats!

    Comment by Cathy R — March 13, 2008 @ 1:37 pm
  6. Not much of a rebel here. I would follow the directions. Usually when you deviate from a pattern you find out later there was a reason for it being “as written”.

    Comment by Mom — March 14, 2008 @ 8:16 am

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