Friday, June 15, 2007

In Unrelated News...



Ok, here's the thing. I'm trying to finish my Tuscany Shawl so I can wear it to my cousin's wedding tomorrow. I need all my energy and attention on my knitting, so I can't be pulled away to things like a really fabulous blog.




Here are two quick snaps of the shawl. I've done 8.5 pattern repeats of 11. At first, I thought my two balls of Seasilk were very different even though they are both the Paris colorway. In an act of desperation, I rerolled the second ball so that what was on the outside is now on the inside, if you catch me. Success! That's the thing with hand dyed yarn. Each skein is one of a knid and I thought I was done for, but my second ball was just a bit more blue and purple and a bit less brown and green on one end than the other. Now all I have to do is knit like the wind. I'm trying to channel Brenda Dayne. Think fast thoughts. Think Yarn Harlot fast. Think Divine Intervention.




So to distract you from my lack of knitting content, I present




Gestational Periods of Various Animals as Read to Me By My Dad from the Veterinary Merck Manual, 1967




Hamster 16.5 days


Shrew 20 days


Dog 58-63 days


Cat 63-65 days


Pig 112 days


Porcupine 112 days


Elk 255 days


Aberdeen Angus Cow 281 days


Short Horned Cow 282 days


Hereford Cow 285 days


Ass 365 days


Rhinoceros 530-550 days


Elephant 600-660 days




Tuscany Shawl ????

17 comments:

Sarah said...

Perhaps the Merck Manual 1967 edition was not ready for the Tuscan shawl. Check the 2007 edition. Should be in there, no??
If not, I'm sure you could write them and let them know once you've finished it :P

BTW I love the pictures you take of your yarn and projects in a "natural" setting. Cracks me up every time :)

T. said...

J. - you make me pee my pants (oops!).
T.

andi said...

Ha ha. Those poor elephants...

Hope you were able to finish it in time.

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