“If you’re not confused by now, you’re probably not paying close enough attention.” Ya gotta love it! That’s an exact quote from my statistics textbook! In some ways it’s comforting because the authors realize how confusing statistics can be. One of the things I’ve learned so far is how anyone can use statistics to prove just about anything. It just depends on the spin! The good news – I have passed the first unit with a perfect score!!! There are four units and you have to get at least 85 (out of 100) to master that unit. If you master all four units, you get an A, three, you get a B and so on and so forth. So, no matter what, I now have a D in the class – only one more unit and I get at least a C. Of course, getting 100 in the first unit does not carry over into the second – it’s like starting over.
The other good news is that I was so far ahead on my school work last weekend that I rewarded myself with some significant knitting time. Since I finished the CIC gansey, I started a new one:
It’s a little hard to see, but there are hearts up the center. I just started the armhole gussets. And, because I felt a little bereft without a lace project, I started Icarus:
I was spurred on by Alianne’s beautiful pink Icarus. Go on – take a look; I’ll wait. . . . . . Gorgeous, isn’t it? I love the beautiful pink. I had a pale pink lace in my stash that had been waiting for just the right project and I think this is it. At this point it is pretty mindless – as long as you can count to 7, you’re in good shape.
And, after four hours of studying today, my reward was to pick up FLAK. The weather is turning cool and I’m starting to get interested again. On pulling it out of the bag, I was a little dismayed to see how little I had really accomplished on it:
But, except for the ribbing, most of the decision-making process is over and it’s straight knitting from here on out. I almost decided to frog, but decided to do a few more inches and once I got into the swing remembered how much I really do like this and remembered how gorgeous Marguerite’s turned out. Go ahead, take a look at that one too. I find other bloggers to be an enormous source of inspiriation.
Don’t know if I’ll get a chance to blog next week. I only have to work one day so will have lots of study time. And on Thursday we head over the mountains to Pullman. I have a seminar at WSU (the one involving dog training), so I have lots of reading to do before that. Besides the seminar, there is a reception, a tour of the ice cream factory on campus (an offshoot of the vet school and a dairy herd) and lots of socializing with Bill’s brother and family. And – lots of knitting on the drive over and back!