Monday, May 21, 2007

Long Weekend is over!!!!!!!!

yeah! I get to go to work tomorrow. I am so happy.
Yes I am crazy, but the gurlz were getting on my nerves and the house gets dirtier and dirtier.
Crap - laundry in washer needs to be dealt with and the dishes are still soaking.
But - my yarn skeins have been wound. I am happy to report that by the 5th skein, I was no longer spending more time untangling (three hours yesterday) than it will take to actually knit with the yarn. I even rolled up the Kid Seta that has been UFO'ing around the house.
I random knit today. I mean it. Saturday night I went to cast on for another pair of socks, but ran into all sorts of issues (baby blankie on necessary circ, unable to cast on properly, computer shut down before figuring out Judy's magic cast on, indecisive pattern picking, ball needing to be divided before starting... Whatever. So I brought up all the UFO's and needles I had and when I went to the BBQ (that wasn't) I took along my MOEIBUS to work on. I got a couple more inches done on it. I also got a couple inches done on the fuzzy garter stitch scarf. And one big row on the baby blankie that will probably go to the Little Gurlz firstborn child. Funny that, I really enjoy knitting it and the pattern is still in my head, but just can't get to finishing it. I think it is because I have half a skein unworked and a second skein that should really be done too. It's depressing when you can't see the end of the tunnel.
I learned something very important on Sunday and used grade 6 math. I still can't figure out why Finny thinks knitting doesn't involve math.
But back to my knowledge. I was making this recipe as recommended by the Woof Nanny and after crushing the chocolate wafers I had, I measured them. I had 2 1/4 cups so I figured I would make 1 1/2 times the recipe. That worked well as it would fit a 9x13 pan which is a common potluck dish size and use up more of the unnecessary food stash in the house. But there was the 1/3 cup of sugar. What is half of a 1/3 - my head always goes a quarter or tries to break it down into tablespoons. When I though long enough it seemed to be 2/12ths which makes 1/6th. But I wrote it out
  • 1/2 x 1/3 = 1/6 Okay good but now I needed to add that to the 1/3 I already had.
  • 1/6 + 1/3 = ??? Need to change the denominators.
  • 1/6 + 2/6 = 3/6 WHAT!!!! That means 1 1/2 thirds is a half !!!!!!!!

HURRAY!!!! Life finally makes sense. Perfect measurements everytime!!!! I even called my mother on this one. She was the same way. For all you non-baker/cook people thppllt I stick my tongue out at you cause this is a huge deal. NO more guessing I am not going to forget this.

But back to Finny knits comments about no math. It's all about the numbers. I discovered that Saturday as I worked out the number of stitches needed based on Dad's shoe size and the needle size and the yarn weight and...

My head hurts. I am going to go do something constructive (laundry cause the dishes can wait for the maid)and then I think I will go to bed. (the 3 hour nap this afternoon only took the edge off my total exhaustion from detangling a 400 yard skein until 1:00 am - yes there must have been at least two knots (just written as notes) and they are frustrating).

3 comments:

gurlygurl said...

I can vouch for the dessert....Yummy. Did not realize it was so difficult to make. I would have just guess-estimated and hoped it taste good. Like everything I cook. Good on on you sweetie!

knitten kitten said...

Shar,
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woof nanny said...

That recipe is awesome, but I think next time I make it I'm going to try a brownie crust (not sure if I already told you this). I wasn't that hip on the crumb crust. The filling is yum though and super easy, and I just used Morello cherries in the jar from Trader Joes.