Archive for June, 2004

Nigh Intractable

Tuesday, June 8th, 2004

I still don’t quite understand non-rectangular graphs. I’m realizing some new things about them as I think about them more. But I don’t have a firm enough grasp of how they are made to add anything to the graphing program yet. In the meantime, I made a token alteration to the program: I put the […]

A piece of the problem

Monday, June 7th, 2004

Here’s the problem that I’ve been chewing on this evening. Given this pattern: k1, m3, k2 p6 k2, k3tog, k1 (m3 = k1 without slipping the stitch off, yo, k1 in the same stitch) How do you know how to graph it? It’s a non-rectangular graph. Writing the chart out is intuitive, but I need […]

. . . and Sparrowhawk could kick Harry Potter’s butt.

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

I’m turning my mind back to the knitting grapher. It’s a good thing that I’m not getting paid for this, because I’d be behind schedule by about eight months on it by now. The next thing that I would like to do with the knitting grapher is teach it how to create non-rectangular graphs. Yes, […]

Welcome, yet unlooked for

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

I was knitting at the Yarn Barn this morning, working on the fertility candleflame shawl. I brought along the sack with the second hank of yarn in it because the ball I’m working off of was getting thin. When I was pretty close to exhausting it, I put the hank on a swift and wound […]

Candleflame musings

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004

Yes, I am still working on the Candle Flame shawl for grandma. Yes, I know Mothers’ Day has come and gone. Hopefully she will still appreciate it. I want to try and elucidate an idea that I’ve had about the candle flame pattern. The shawl is constructed by casting on one stitch, then doing a […]

Hot, like a thousand suns

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

Well, I’m back at work, so I must not be dead yet. The ride up to Kerrville was an Oddyssey, except that I don’t think I visited the underworld during the ride. Also, I did not spend ten years as the love-slave to a hot nymph. Okay, maybe ‘Oddyssey’ is not quite the right word. […]