In the last ten days, we've had a funeral, a birth, and a wedding in my family. Sadness but oh so much joy. All in all, we are blessed. Although I will admit, tired! The sadness of losing my great uncle is blunted knowing he is once again together with his beloved wife. The joy that stretches so high and wide is my favorite niece had her first baby last week, welcome to the family Adelynne! And finally two days ago, my cousin's daughter married in a beautiful park. All in all, lots of family time, lots of laughter mixed with tears.
In the mix I received a new package of roving. I found a new dyer, Aloha Blue, her colors are heavily influenced by Hawaii and oh it shows. This is Tropical Sorbet.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
I was an English/Elementary Ed major in college. Taught school for several years. Most of those years I was a Reading/English teacher for middle school kids. Note, READING....not math....ENGLISH....again not math. Later, I transition into the legal field, working as a paralegal and legal secretary. Again...no math. Well I'd have to number exhibits for trial but that was the extent of my math requirements. So here I am, knitting. A lot. And what is part of knitting? Math. Sigh, sometimes a lot of math. Did I mention I hate math? That my sister is an accountant and can do math easily and in her sleep. Me? Not so much. I can do it. But it is a chore. The Girasole is a well planned out and beautiful pattern. I've even done it before. Most of the math is limited to simple counting. Apparently this weekend, that was more than I could handle. But I'm back on track and should finish Chart F by midweek if not sooner. But I did use my math skills to figure out that to finish this baby blanket, I have approximately 26,000 stitches left. 26 THOUSAND stitches. This is why I hate math. It is black and white and just lays it out there. I need to run, must keep knitting. I'm talking THOUSANDS of stitches needed to complete the blankie by August 4.