Is it Internet Freak-Out Day today and I just didn't get the memo? I've had a problem with just about every single service today, most
spectacularly craptacularly Gmail and Typepad. So this here will be one of those "resurrected and remembered as best I can 'cuz I was on a roll but now it's hard to get the feeling back" posts. I was trying not to swear (I don't really know why), but I can't guarantee that anymore. That reminds me, I'm also trying to eliminate (or at least severely limit) the use of my favorite (by default, because it's the only one I know) semicolon/end-paren emoticon. You know the one. ; ) I've decided to make that my New Year's Resolution: I will not use emoticon (singular, for reason -- also singular -- already explained). Fine form. As I was saying...
obliquity 2 a : deviation from parallelism...
My weekend knitting is cut out for me. The discovery of an obliquity on the Oblique fronts, however, will require that ripping precede the knitting. Yeah. I cast off the fronts last night and they don't measure up to the back. They are not parallel in any sense of the word. I don't know why I waited 'til after casting off to lay the fronts upon the back for comparison, especially since (due to the obliquity of the situation) I'd had difficulty determining whether the back raglan decreases began after 14 repeats of the diagonal lace pattern or 15. Things are just a bit askew with Oblique (that's how I see* it, anyway). Words found in the close proximity to "oblique" in the dictionary: inclined, not straightforward, indirect, obscure, devious, underhand, acute, obtuse**, obscure, confusing.
I see now that it was not 14, it was 15.
*One of the reasons for the blog redesign is that I sat down a couple of weeks ago -- at night, in a darkened room, after a long day of staring at the computer at work, and also after some knitting and watching of TV -- and I could not read my own blog! I tipped my head, looked up, looked down, moved forward, moved back -- it was awful! I guess it's time to have my eyes checked -- make some adjustments to bifocalness. I've NEVER had a problem before, and haven't since, but I get it now -- all you people who don't like light-on-dark (which I always summarily dismissed as white-on-black), I get it.
**As in triangle, but then it's not so funny; I'm taking poetic license (here's where I'd insert emoticon). I'm well aware that this is how misconceptions and rumors get started. Someone could read this post and think that I don't like Oblique or Gmail or Typepad, but they would be wrong. I love this sweater (and Gmail and Typepad) and can't wait to finish. Good thing there will be plenty of knit-along football this weekend.