After a pleasant little afternoon nap I started feeling guilty about the amount of time I've spent knitting and sitting in this same ol' spot on the couch so I figured it was time to get some work done. After making the boys clean the kitchen and vacuum (while I attentively supervised), I got up, threw a load of laundry in, and took a picture of Elinor blocking.
Knowing it would be selfish not to share said photo, I forced myself to sit back down so I could post it here.
The fabric is rather stiff in it's natural state but I've heard that it softens up quite a bit with a good soak. I haven't woven the ends in yet around the bottom because I'm fearful I might need to do some frogging and re-shaping on the bottom portion to get the drape I want. But I won't know until it's dry because, as with most things I knit, I'm living on a hope and a prayer until it's completely finished. Don't even mention the 'sw' word to me.
It is pretty though, isn't it. Many of you complimented me on my color selection but I can't take any credit for that at all. The designer, Wendy Bernard, hangs out at the same LYS as me so I asked her to choose the colors.
I must say that I really enjoyed knitting this. Again, it was a quick and interesting knit.
Well, since I was unable to convince my 11 year old that he wanted to learn how to make a meatloaf, I guess I have to go do it myself. Whatever!
Oh... on a side note... I would love to hear your thoughts on the following purely hypothetical situation.
A teenage boy takes an Algebra quiz and scores a B+ (which just so happens to be a great grade for this student). Let's say that the following week, the teacher decides that she is unhappy with the overall scores of the class so she makes a surprise decision to reissue the exact same test and will count each student's best score.
Now suppose, that for some unknown reason, the rather foolish teenage boy (who was thrilled with his prior B+) panics and decides to refer to some notes while taking the 2nd test. For sake of discussion, we'll just call this cheating. For further discussion, imagine he gets caught by the teacher who reports him for Academic Dishonesty.
Now here's the tricky part... while clearly the poor child deserves a punishment (as well as some additional grey matter... I'm thinking if the uterus was located closer to the brain maybe teenagers would inherit more of it's fine qualities and be less of an embarrassment to us mothers as they grow up but that's another discussion entirely), is it fair for the teacher to revoke the previously earned B+ and give him an F on the test?
Just wondering... any solid arguments that could be used to debate the issue would be much appreciated though.