Monday, October 25, 2004
In other news, we have Alexander's school picture now. He is wearing the orange sweater I made for him and actually has a real smile in it. Rich scanned it in, and I'll post it soon.
Dominic's school picture gets taken this Wednesday, so we need to get a haircut in for him so he doesn't look like a muppet. Alexander also has a loose tooth, so we need to get on the ball for the tooth fairy bit pretty soon. We will be using the exchange rate I had as a kid, not the ridiculous amount kids seem to get now. With four kids close together, we don't want to be shelling out $50 a month on teeth.
I'm trucking right along on both the LIttle Boy Green and the Cross Your Heart. The gansey is in the car all the time, so I work on it while waiting for the boys at school, or while Rich drives us to church, or at Bible study and what not. Little Boy Green stays at home and gets worked on while I nurse, or get a little break time. Even though I get less time on it, the progress is about the same, because it is so much smaller than my gansey. My goal is to have Elijah's sweater finished by Christmas, and mine by Madrona in February.
Meanwhile, I am not doing much of anything on the Santa Sock, because even using smaller needles than they said, I think the fabric is too loose for a stocking. I will likely frog and start over with smaller needles, still, and the larger number of stitches I've been using. That is my computer knitting lately, and I haven't been doing much computer either.
I just wanted to comment briefly on your remark about using CE/BCE instead of BC/AD. I was taught (a long time ago) that Jews use CE/BCE not because of any problem with measuring time by the existence of Christ, but because Christ is not in fact Our Lord, and it is hypocritical to use phrasing suggesting that he is. Talking about the Common Era instead of the Year of our Lord resolves that issue, is all, at least that's all for me. FWIW.