Fruitcake Knits

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Happy National Chocolate Eclair Day!

The edging is a bit past the halfway point – exact number of repeats eludes me, even though one might think it’d be easy enough to count the stitch markers remaining. Cleverly enough, the corner shaping actually shaped the corner into a shapely corner!
This isn’t blocked in any way; just stretched out a bit.

For some reason, the edge of the edging isn’t a tidy slip stitch dealie. Instead, the edge stitches are a yo/k2tog ; wish I knew why. Is it supposed to be prettier or stretchier? Is the loopie bit of the yarnover supposed to be airier somehow? Am I thinking about this too much? Does it even matter?

If I finish the shawl by/on Friday, well, there’ll be a passel of FO pictures, unless the sun doesn’t want to come out, in which case there’ll be just a couple. If it’s not finished by then, I’ll post a dramatic stack of solved Sudoku puzzles.

The shawl will be sent to its intended home as soon as possible .. why wait until some applicable holiday? It can be a… National Chocolate Pudding day gift, no? Paul Bunyan day gift? Eh, whatever. Can you tell I ran across this again today?

For lack of real content, a pair of memes I’ve been tagged with at some point.

Helen and Laura both have tagged me with the boob book meme … see, I answered eventually!

1. Total number of books I own?
– I have no idea how many are in this house and how many could count as “mine”. It’s a bit embarrassing, but most of our books are in boxes piles against a wall in the living room. Anymore, I can’t say how many books are in this house … sad, ain’t it.

2. The last book I purchased?
– Beats me.

3. The last book I read?
“Linguistics for Non-linguists”. It’s making my head hurt. Brotherling checked it out from the uni library but thinks it’s too much fluff. Um, thanks. But I’m not going to be outsmarted by an undead tree – I WILL get through this. Besides, it’s pretty interesting. What parts I understand are interesting, at least.

4. Five books that mean a lot to me?
Tough question.
-“Animal Farm”, George Orwell – short and sweet but packs a powerful punch. First time I read it I thought it was just a cute fluffy animal book with the last few pages pulled out. Then I read it again several years later and realised what it was about.
-“Around the World in 80 Days”, Jules Verne – it’s just a fun book!
-“Elements of Style”, Strunk & White – not like I actually follow the rules…
Eh, guess that’s all for now. Plenty of books I love, but I’m not quite sure what means a lot to me.

Donna tagged me with this one in early May. Better late than tardy, no?

Here’s how this one works, and pay attention in case you are next! Pick 5 of the following and then complete the sentences.

If I could be a scientist…
If I could be a farmer…
If I could be a musician…
If I could be a doctor…
If I could be a painter…
If I could be a gardener…
If I could be a missionary…
If I could be a chef…
If I could be an architect…
If I could be a linguist…
If I could be a psychologist…
If I could be a librarian…
If I could be an athlete…
If I could be a lawyer…
If I could be an inn-keeper…
If I could be a professor…
If I could be a writer…
If I could be a llama-rider…
If I could be a bonnie pirate…
If I could be an astronaut…
If I could be a world famous blogger…
If I could be a justice on any one court in the world…
If I could be married to any current famous political figure…

If I could be a scientist… I’d develop some poison that can kill off fire ants. Then I’d spread it across the Southern US before waiting for the government to approve it.

If I could be an architect… I’d design spectacularly practical but boring buildings. You want something quirky and unique? Get yourself an interior designer. Don’t expect your bloomin’ architect (me) to build something on top of a waterfall and then be surprised when it starts falling apart….

If I could be a psychologist… I’d figure out why people ask stupid questions.

If I could be a writer… I’d dazzle everybody with my sharp wit, stunningly good looks, and subversive sense of humour.

If I could be a world famous blogger… I’d dazzle everybody with my sharp wit, stunningly good looks, and subversive sense of humour.

I’d probably be able to fix whatever I just messed up in the sidebar, too. Working on adding a current/planned WIP list… I never learn, do I. Several times I’ve had one and then removed it because I hate updating it. But nooo, I love reading the WIP lists on other blogs…

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