I've finished the body of Mary Tudor [insert whooping and possiby tears of joy] grafted the shoulders together (to my satisfaction if not perfectly - tinking grafting i.e. the Kitchener stitch is a pain) and as I was looking fondly at it..... I realized I have knit a Giant Fancy Woolly Pillowcase. Seriously. Behold the photographic evidence.
Now I know exactly what Marina is saying when she talks about the front and backs of the sweater charts not matching and why she's so justifiably proud of her seams. Mary Tudor's front and back are pretty matchy thankfully (which no way am I showing you now, not only did I semi fudge the shoulder seams but it's completely unblocked. I was just so .......struck by the Giant Woolly Pillowcase appearance that I had to share. Nothing really prepares you for spending a lot of knitting
time and then.......Giant Woolly Pillowcase. Huh.)
This is the first Alice Starmore sweater I've gotten darn close to actually finishing. Except for, you know, sleeves, collars, buttonbands. Stuff like that. Pfft.
But now I'm supposed to cut the thing? Is that right? Again. Huh.
And now for the Quizzes.
From Knitty Banter
Your result for The Best Thing About You Test... Intelligence is your strongest virtue (Ha! I knew it! Well that or my humility)
Intelligence (also called intellect) is an umbrella term used to describe a property of the mind that encompasses many related abilities, such as the capacities to reason, plan, and solve problems. And you? Your brain shines. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your intelligence runs deepest.
It is likely you're a smarty-pants. And it's likely (but not necessary) that your discipline score is high also. It takes a certain resolve to maintain all those neural thingies.
Intelligent famous people: Einstein, Shakespeare, Da Vinci.
Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.
- 40% Compassion
- 67% Intelligence
- 63% Humility
- 44% Honesty
- 25% Discipline
- 29% Courage
- 33% Passion
Quiz #2 Your results for Reincarnation Placement Exam...
Deep Space Explorer
Hmm... You're a tough one to place. Your answers indicate that you like technology and education. You enjoy intrigue, adventure and chaos. You're fine with hard work and civilization. This all bodes well for an interesting, adventurous life. (Did they not see the part where my ideal work week was 20 hours?)
What makes it difficult, however, is that you don't seem to be much of a 'people person. (Well, maybe, maybe not. That island would have been fine but did they say that I'd have books and yarn? They did not.)
If you were more of a people person, we would have commissioned you aboard the Starship Enterprise.(That could work and I can give your four reasons why. Scotty, Bones, Spock and Trip.) But since you don't care much for the complications of dealing with your fellow man... we have another deep-space mission, more tailored for your tastes... a way for you to enjoy the benefits of high-tech civilization without having to put up with civilization itself. Let's set you up to pursue the solo career of a deep space explorer. You can go ahead and hibernate through the boring parts of your mission, and not worry so much about being a few decades out of touch with your fellows by the time you get home. In fact, you pretty much don't have to deal with people at all, but you can still enjoy a high-flying adventure of a life. Far, far away from the madding crowd, you get to play with your scientific instruments, serve your glorious civilization, and do interesting things with strange discoveries in exotic places.
The career might work out all right. Look what it did for Charlton Heston.
The quiz seemed a little masculine gender specific.
Collective Wisdom desired:
1. The correct spelling of woolly.
2. A non knitter (who has expressed a desire to learn) will be trapped in the wilderness in a cabin in Yosemite. Any ideas for a good first project?