Currently on the Needles
As you can see, I'm making fantastic progress on my socks. I do love the contrasting heel and toe, I might do that on the next few pairs of socks. The pattern is quick and easy, I did change a few things, mainly doing 2 x 2 ribbing, my preferred ribbing of choice. One sock done and one to go!
I'm plugging away on The Martian and overall I'm enjoying the story. The main character is sarcastic and quite funny (I'm sarcastic and quite funny). However, I admit that my science education is rusty and lacking. There is a LOT of chemistry talk and gosh, my eyes glass over and I kind of drool in my own stupidity. However, I guess I'm learning something (?).
I wish, really wish, that I paid attention to Mrs. Lucas in Chemistry I. But I didn't and I relied on my chemistry partner, Eileen who was the valedictorian of our class, to do all the labs for us. I cheated myself in learning basic science stuff (see! high tech science talk from me) and The Martian brought me an important epiphany.
I never thought geometry was important until I took a quilting class. I was pleasantly surprised how applicable geometry was in my life. Same with algebra, I use it all the time for knitting. I just don't think I will be making water from hydrogen and oxygen in daily life unless there is an world wide epidemic... but you never know. So my epiphany is to pay attention in class.
What are you knitting and reading this week?
Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams