Sunday, May 13, 2007

Ahhh, math

I'm trying to figure out how to knit set-in sleeves. I've already done the fronts and back of a cardigan, so I've got the armscyes all done. Now I just have to figure out how to shape the sleeve caps to fit.

I read through Knitty's series of articles on sleeves. I went over a bunch of different published patterns in the gauge I'm knitting at, to see how they do sleeves.

So I worked out the math for the first try at a sleeve last night while watching Eurovision. Hoo-boy. It's not the math. I can do math. The difficulty lay in making my brain concentrate on something intently for a longer period of time. All these months of not working means that I've gotten used to not having to think hard if I don't want to. It's terrible. I'm no longer adept at ignoring other things and paying complete attention to just one task. I better find a job soon. Luckily, most of the Eurovision contestants were so stomach-churningly horrible that my brain welcomed the opportunity to ignore it.

2 comments:

rednib said...

Sadly, even those of us with jobs find it hard to concentrate on one thing intently these days. Or maybe that's just me. Guess I can't speak for everyone. Sometimes I think I should start doing math again in my spare time just to keep my brain active.

jacqueline said...

I can't even address envelopes while the TV is on... good TV or bad TV.

Hell, I can't read a menu if someone is talking to me at the same time.

And yeah, I sometimes have a hard time concentrating on the things I'm supposed to be thinking about...