Saturday, December 22, 2007

Three Things

I saw this on Sheri's Blog and I love how things go in threes. Things do go in threes. I wonder if that's a law of nature. Anywho . . .

Three Things
1. Snowblowers totally rock.

2. Knitting parlance should be consistent everywhere, all the time :-S Case in point ---> Point Five Raglan . . . You tell me: "Work in St st, dec 1 st each end of needle every 9 rows 3 times - 35 sts rem. Work even for a total of 34 rows or to desired sleeve length." I did that . . . on both sleeves . . . all the time wondering why on earth the sleeves were so long and thinking well, maybe somehow this is going to work out since I've never done a top down raglan before and maybe the sleeves are just supposed to be King Kong length and after all I have pretty long arms and maybe it's going to get taken up somehow in the finish work . . . JesusMaryandJoseph.

I'd like to suggest that this would have been better written thus: "Work in St st, dec 1 st each end of needle every 9 rows 3 times - 35 sts rem. Work even for 5 rows for a total of 34 rows or to desired sleeve length."

I had to fit two photos together to show you the Amazon left sleeve. The right sleeve has been frogged back to just before the cuff should actually start . . . I checked the errata - I read it a thousand times. I remain exceptionally irritated by this because "Work even for a total of 34 rows" means WORK EVEN FOR 34 ROWS.
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3. It's good to have blooming plants around you. Plants are in bloom all over my house! Here are three of the four Christmas Cacti that live in my sunroom. I treated them to the occasional drink of African violet food from late September on, and they went hog wild. Nearly all the violets are in bloom right now, too. They bloomed in spite of me and I let them go, but they've all reminded me recently that they need some TLC, and definitely some repotting!
Did I mention that snowblowers rock totally hard?

1 comment:

Violiknit said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
I agree that it's totally frustrating when pattern designs are written in such a confusing and misleading way. It's just plain wrong.
Your plants look glorious!