I thought I had this post all set to go yesterday . . . and…
It’s been a really long time since I did one of these posts. It’s highly overdue, I think. Plus, I’ve got nothing else to talk about right now.
~I found, via Ravelry, a link to a really cool blog post on how to calculate button hole placement. It’s awesome and really saved my ass when I knit the button hole bands for Twist. The blog is The Knitting Fiend and the link is here.
~If you’re paying attention then you should realize that Twist must be done if I’ve been figuring out button hole placement. It is and I love it and I hope to get some photos up next week.
~I found another really helpful link via Ravelry. This one is on how to evenly space increases and I used it for calculating the eyelet row increases on the February Lady Sweater. You can find it here.
~I made Roasted Eggplant and Sausage Soup for dinner last night. It was just as good as the one other time I made it. Do you remember? Recipe.
~Here in Massachusetts we have a standardized test called MCAS. It’s supposed to measure academic success and must be passed by students in 10th grade in order for them to graduate. It’s a lousy way of measuring a student’s progress and yesterday the scores for the most recent rounds of tests were made public. There has been a decline in reading scores of elementary school students for the second year in a row. Coincidentally, there has been a decline in staffing at school libraries in recent years. Does anyone else make a connection between declining reading scores and declining school librarians? Sheesh.
That’s all I’ve got. What’s making you go hmmm today?