I have a question for you. If I’m knitting a sweater basically from Elizabeth’s Percentage System, and I add underarm gussets (because they seemed nice), 8-12% of what number do I hold for the underarms? I thought. I pondered. I looked it up (couldn’t find EPS and underarm gussets together – there may be a good reason for this). I spent a lot of time with kids. So I held out 14 stitches at the appropriate places (n = 150) and united the sweater. I knit one round, put it down and tried to sleep. I’m taking it out. N could be stitches total on the body just below underarm and the gussets are 8 stitches extra each gusset. So I’ll do 150 + 16 for n, then 8-12% (13.28 – 19.92 stitches) for underarms. I think. Maybe I’ll think about it another night. Such brilliant ideas I have when I’d much rather be asleep!
Strange thing happened today. I was stopped on Foothill, and suddenly realized a large shadow had just passed quickly over. Large and fast, like if I was a field mouse and a hawk flew over. No, it wasn’t a cloud blowing by.
Farm news: no chickens yet. We drove up to Richmond, but la senora said the hens were malas – sick? old? who knows? We didn’t see them. And the Purina (I heard it as Pollina – hee!) was closed – rumour has it chickens are sold there. The suspense!
Other wildlife: Spiderweb with a big busy spider in the middle of it off the walk into preschool this morning. Still there this afternoon. Also, six more spiderwebs, with spiders hanging over the walk, I noticed on the way out.