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 Got the points in - I actually followed the layout on the Pfaltzgrafina bodies, and from a physics standpoint, it works very well.

I'll have pictures after this weekend.

I'm mostly through my first knitted mitten - that's the thing I'm going to be working on at Maryland Sheeples and Woolies this weekend - and, like the socks, I pretty much looked at a picture and guessed.  They work surprisingly easily, even for me.  

You know, considering the economic status of late 16th century working men and women, it's a good thing that Elizabeth I didn't grant Alfonso Ribaldri* a Royal patent for his trained circus of knitting hedgehogs ("100 quills and a purl stitch!")**; a lot more people would have been out of a crappy poorly-paying job that barely paid the bills for a subsistence-level existence in the 16th century.***

I am more of a trained groundhog (short and round, with big pointy claws), but I can still wield a mean knitting needle.

Speaking of groundhogs, last Thursday I saw one half-way up a tree, reaching out for the tender little shoots on the ends of the branches.  His tail was waggling a lot as he tried to keep balance.  

Arboreal groundhogs.  Gotta love 'em.

(Until they fall on your head.)

We're going to see Eddie Izzard tonight - hopefully I won't be farted on, crushed in my seat, or called a "raging c-word" this time.  

Yeah I think that's it.  Gotta go do actual work now.  Mmmm-hmmmm.

*William Lee.
**a knitting machine.
***no, that part's actually true.


May. 1st, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
That is absolutely it. The Englsih economy was so precarious that the addition of a couple of thousand unemployed knitters would have caused awful problems.

Especially when the local parish would then be responsible for the care of the unemployed knitters in their community - many parishes actually drove out life-long residents who had fallen on hard times, simply because they had no money to care for them.

Knitter's Union 423 - "We don't need no stinkin' machines!". :)

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